Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance 2021 Online Professional Development

Exploring Critical Historical Themes in Religion & Culture for Secondary Social Studies and ELA Educators

Learn with Rice scholars online through deeper dives into religion and science, religion and climate, religion and immigration, religion and indigenous and pagan traditions, religion and sectarianism, First Amendment best pedagogical practices, and much more, including Story Map and ELA workshops! 

  • Aligned to secondary TEKS for social studies and ELA, including strands.
  • No cost to educators or their districts.
  • Earn 30 hours of TEA continuing education credits with successful completion of program.
  • Open to all educators: pre-service, in-service, departments & administrators. 

Program dates: June 28 July 1, synchronous a.m./ asynchronous p.m. July 2, optional workshops

For additional information or questions, please contact Program Director Dr. Gayle Pagnoni (, or visit