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K-14 Professional Learning Institutes

Stanford Global Studies partners with the Graduate School of Education's Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) to provide unique professional learning institutes for K-14 educators that offer teachers the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of key topics of current relevance and hone their pedagogical expertise.

All upcoming opportunities are virtual. This new virtual model ensures the safety of our scholars, staff, and participants, and also affords participants two exciting opportunities: to engage with nationally and internationally renowned scholars and to participate in high quality distance learning with all program design decisions intended to model what also can be done with students. You may enroll in individual workshops for $199.

Upcoming workshops:

Race and Rights in a Globalized World

Colorful hands reaching up in front of world map

October 28-30, 2021 | Virtual Institute

Recent global events, including the disparities laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic and America's racial reckoning in the wake of ongoing acts of systemic racism and violence against communities of color, have foregrounded the urgent need for deeper understanding and discussions of race as a form of identity in a globalized world. How is racial identity expressed, contested, and transformed across (trans)national contexts? What is the relationship between race and ethnicity, citizenship, and rights? Why do racism, colorism, and other forms of discriminatory oppression persist? What do racial justice and anti-racism look like around the world? This workshop will explore the historical and contemporary underpinnings and lived realities of race as a form of identity with related implications for social equity, inclusion, and justice. Learn more

Beyond the Norms: Gender and Activism in Historical and Contemporary Contexts

Colorful intersectional face

February 3-5, 2022 | Virtual Institute

What is the relationship between gender and power? How and why are cultural concepts of gender identities refashioned over time? What does it mean to think in terms of feminisms and masculinities? How do gender identities factor into forms of resistance and activism? This workshop adopts a global lens to explore the dynamic and evolving role of gender identities in shaping social norms, political power, and movements for human rights. It will also consider how gender is embodied and expressed through language, environmental politics, and forms of resistance. Learn more

Religion, Politics, and Global Challenges

Destroyed mosque during Operation Cast Lead, Gaza

April 7-9, 2022 | Virtual Institute

How is religious identity linked to political identity? Why does religious violence erupt and how is religious conflict resolved? How do global challenges impact the relationship between church and state? This workshop will explore the complex interplay between religious identity and politics by looking at topics such as religious conflicts and war, religious activism, forms of moral authority, secularism, and religious pluralism. A closer examination of religion and politics will provide insights on past and current forms of violence and conflict resolution around the world with important lessons for understanding how religious identity shapes and is shaped by global challenges. Learn more


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