Upcoming Institutes

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

On July 29–30, 2021, Humanities Texas will partner 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.

Each day, the institute will take place online via Zoom from 1:00–3:00 p.m. CT. Teachers who register for the webinar will be expected to attend both sessions.


The Stanford History Education group will introduce teachers to their 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 this interactive workshop, participants will consider the research behind the curriculum, review curricular materials, and discuss how these resources can be integrated into their own classrooms.


Joel Breakstone, director of the Stanford History Education Group, will lead the two-part webinar. 


The webinar is open to secondary social studies and language arts teachers in Texas schools.

CPE Credits

The webinar is free to teachers and their schools. Participants will receive CPE credit and a wealth of curricular materials. CPE hours will be adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program.

How to Apply

Complete the online application. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis. Depending on the number of applicants, Humanities Texas may have to limit attendance for the online program.

The application will close at 5:00 p.m. CT on Tuesday, July 27.


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.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.