Alamo Announces Successful Launch of Alamo Teacher Institute

May 13, 2024


Jonathan Huhn, Alamo Trust, Inc.
Mobile (210) 867-7717

A group standing in Alamo Plaza between the US and Texas flags in front of Alamo Church

The Alamo is pleased to announce the successful completion of its inaugural Alamo Teacher Institute, which brought together 16 dedicated Texas educators from diverse school districts, including Northside ISD, North East ISD, Boerne ISD, Liberty Hill ISD, Austin ISD, Hardin ISD, and Fort Bend ISD. This professional development journey through key sites of the Texas Revolution has significantly enhanced participants' understanding and teaching methodologies related to this critical historical period.

From April 19-20, 2024, the group explored historical landmarks such as the Presidio La Bahía in Goliad, San Felipe de Austin, and the San Jacinto Battlefield, with support from the Texas Historical Commission (THC). These site visits provided rich, firsthand insights into the pivotal events and figures that have shaped Texas history, offering valuable Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits and fostering a deeper connection with the past through immersive learning.

We are also thrilled to announce a substantial grant from the Tres Grace Family Foundation to support the Alamo Education Team's initiatives in 2025. This generous funding will help further establish the Alamo Teacher Institute trips and enable field trips to the Alamo for Title 1 schools, enriching educational opportunities for students.

The next Alamo Teacher Institute will take a new cohort of ten educators on a professional development trip to Mexico City from June 24-29, 2024, to explore the historical ties between Mexico and Texas. Although this trip is already fully booked, the high demand underscores the significant impact and value of these educational experiences.

These professional development trips are designed to offer educators hands-on, immersive experiences at significant historical sites, enhancing the curriculum they bring back to their classrooms and enriching their students' learning experiences. All travel, lodging, and site admission costs are covered free of charge (excluding incidental expenses and some meals), thanks to the generous support of our donors and sponsors through the Remember the Alamo Foundation.

Educators interested in future Alamo Teacher Institutes are encouraged to stay informed by visiting our website.

Group of people in navy blue T-shirts standing outside on a paved area in front of a lake
A group of guests walking outside the ground of a mission
A group of teachers standing in front of Presido La Bahia
Teachers looking at a map of buildings on a large screen
Group of teachers listening to a guide inside a lobby area

About Alamo Trust, Inc. | Alamo Trust, Inc. (ATI) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that oversees the daily operations at the Alamo and implementation of the Alamo Plan. Located in the heart of San Antonio, the Alamo stands as a Shrine to Texas Liberty. The Alamo tells the story of Texas Independence as part of its rich and diverse 300-year history to over 1.6 million visitors every year and is the #1 most visited destination in the State of Texas. In 1960, the Alamo was designated a United States National Historic Landmark, and in 2015, it became part of the Lone Star State's only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Witness living history, experience authentic artifacts, and explore an iconic landmark that shaped the country. Visit

About Remember the Alamo Foundation | The mission of Remember the Alamo Foundation is to provide support exclusively for the Alamo and its preservation, educational outreach, and public programs. We welcome your gift to support these programs and ensure that future generations will Remember the Alamo.