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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 institutes:

The Resurgence of Great Power Politics

june 16-18, 2021 | Virtual workshop

This workshop will examine current relations between states in various hotspots around the globe and contextualize them in light of their historical roots and contemporary dynamics. In this workshop, participants will learn how to infuse opportunities for discipline specific formative assessment in the virtual and in-person learning space both during and between lessons. Learn more

The Silk Road, Old and New

June 21-23, 2021 | Virtual Workshop

Networks of goods, peoples, cultures, and trade stretch from China to the Mediterranean Basin. These “silk roads”—overland across Eurasia and through maritime routes across the Indian Ocean—have shaped empires, spread religions and fueled global economies for millennia. Today, new silk roads, like China's Belt and Road Initiative, build on old and extend beyond their traditional reach, to Africa and beyond. How has the SilkRoad influenced the modern global economy, politics, and world religions? How can the transregional lens of the “silk road” help us understand globalization, borders, and migration? Learn more


History of the Americas: U.S.-Mexico War or Intervention?

July 26-29, 2021 | Virtual workshop

Join the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) in summer 2021 for a professional learning experience on the Mexican-American War, also known as the U.S. Intervention in Mexico. Learn more

View past workshops here.