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K-14 Workshops & Courses

Stanford Global Studies partners with the Graduate School of Education's Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) to provide unique professional development courses and workshops for K-14 educators.

Workshop for Community College Faculty with Tomás Jiménez

April 19, 2019, 1:30 - 4:30 P.M.


The Other Side

This half-day workshop for community college faculty features a talk by Tomás Jiménez on his latest book, The Other Side of Assimilation: How Immigrants are Changing American Life (University of California Press, 2017).

Jiménez uses interviews from a race and class spectrum of Silicon Valley residents to show how a relational form of assimilation changes both newcomers (immigrants and their children) and established individuals (people born in the U.S. to U.S.-born parents). Jiménez is an associate professor of sociology and comparative studies in race and ethnicity. His research and writing focus on immigration, assimilation, social mobility, and ethnic and racial identity.

There is no registration fee for this workshop; participants will receive a copy of the book.

The registration deadline is Sunday, March 31.

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Global Issues, Local Impact: K-14 Professional Development Workshops

Global Issues Local Impacts

Stanford Global Studies and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching present a series of three-day workshops that offer teachers the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of key topics of current relevance and hone their pedagogical expertise. In collaboration with leading Stanford scholars, teachers will delve into issues of contested historical memory, intersecting identities, and the problem of democracy in a broader historical and global context. Teachers can attend the workshops individually ($199) or participate in all three ($500) as part of a credit-bearing series.

Democracy Today: Where and What Is It?

April 26-28, 2019

 Where and What is it?

It is difficult to pick up a newspaper without encountering the notion that throughout the world today democracy is in peril. This final workshop of the series will examine the nature of democracy in historical and contemporary contexts around the globe. Teachers will examine different forms and manifestations of democracy and consider the challenges democracy has faced and is facing from above and below, equipping teachers to critically engage this subject with their students. In this session, the pedagogical focus is on developing formative assessments. Teachers will learn how and when to assess student historical thinking and knowledge in unique ways.

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Summer Teacher Institutes

The Center for Latin American Studies and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching have partnered to offer professional development courses for educators on the history of the Americas. Participants will have the opportunity to experience being students again while deeping and broadening their content knowledge. 

History of the Americas: Latin America and the Cold War

June 19-22, 2019


The Center for Latin American Studies and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching present this three-day course on the Cold War and how it affected, and was shaped by, Latin America and the Caribbean. Expert Latin American studies scholars will provide rich content knowledge, from U.S. and Soviet involvement to inter-American relations in post-Cold War Latin America, including the role of underrepresented populations such as women and indigenous groups. We will explore how to use primary sources, literature, and scholarly texts to build curriculum that reflects the revised History-Social Science Framework, encouraging students to think critically about key historical events and navigate complex and often contradictory content.

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View past workshops here.