Past Institutes

Civic Online Reasoning: Sorting Fact from Fiction on the Internet (2021 Webinars)

On July 29–30, 2021, Humanities Texas partnered with the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) to hold a two-part teacher professional development webinar for Texas teachers on using SHEG's Civic Online Reasoning curriculum.


The Civic Online Reasoning curriculum, based on research with fact checkers and tested in classrooms across the country, teaches students to effectively evaluate online information that affects them, their communities, and the world. During this interactive workshop, participants considered the research behind the curriculum, reviewed curricular materials, and discussed how these resources can be integrated into their own classrooms.


Joel Breakstone, director of SHEG, and Teresa Ortega, associate director of curriculum and operations at SHEG, led the webinar.


The schedule for the "Civic Online Reasoning" webinar can be viewed here.


This webinar was made possible with funding from the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Federation of State Humanities Councils. Additional support was provided by the State of Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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