In April 2022, Humanities Texas partnered with the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) to hold three teacher professional development webinars for Texas teachers on using SHEG's Civic Online Reasoning curriculum.
The 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 these interactive workshops, participants considered the research behind the curriculum, reviewed curricular materials, and discussed how these resources can be integrated into their own classrooms.
Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the webinars were teacher-centered, with an emphasis on developing effective pedagogical strategies.
Joel Breakstone and Teresa Ortega of the Stanford History Education Group led the webinars.
The institute schedule can be viewed here.
The institute is 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 is provided by the State of Texas and the National Endowment for the Humanities.