Upcoming Institutes

Reading Like a Historian with the Stanford History Education Group (2022 Online Institute)

From July 5–7, 2022, the Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) will introduce social studies teachers to their Reading Like a Historian curriculum.

The institute will take place online via Zoom each day from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. CT.

Teachers who register for the program will be encouraged, but not required, to attend all sessions.


The institute will introduce participants to SHEG’s Reading Like a Historian curriculum, explore strategies for modeling historical thinking, identify approaches to facilitating discussion, and consider best practices for formative assessment with SHEG’s Beyond the Bubble assessments.

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the institute will be teacher-centered, with an emphasis on developing effective pedagogical strategies.


The program faculty includes Joel Breakstone, director of the Stanford History Education Group.


The online institute is open to social studies teachers in Texas schools.

CPE Credits

The institute 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 Register

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 Thursday, June 30.


The institute is made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.