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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 and the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education to provide unique professional development courses and workshops for K-14 educators.

Upcoming Workshops:

People on the Move: Global Migration in the Past and Present

The movement of people across international borders during moments of political, social, and economic upheaval is a recurring theme around the world.

In this highly engaging and relevant three-day workshop, participants will explore some of the major questions that have and continue to characterize these large-scale movements. Particular attention will be paid to the topics of refugees and political exiles, labor migration, and undocumented migration. The program will include lectures as well as a visit to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives to examine relevant primary documents.

Instructional support will be provided to develop educators’ expertise in making the content relevant to students through inquiry-based, culturally responsive lesson design based on the core history teaching practice of academic discussion. Teachers will have the opportunity to work collaboratively to plan lessons on immigration and migration themes; site-based teaching teams are highly encouraged to register together.

Because the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET) believes that transformative professional development only happens when given the opportunity to practice, implement, and reflect, the course registration fee also covers two virtual small group follow-up sessions with a pedagogy specialist and instructional coach focused on lesson plan design and facilitation. Learn more about the course.

Dates: April 27-29, 2018

Location: Stanford University (location TBD)

Audience: Designed for history and social science instructors at the community college, high school and middle school levels.


Institute Abroad: "History of the Americas: Mexican Revolution & Nation-Building" in Mexico City, Mexico

Join the Center for Latin American Studies, the Graduate School of Education's Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET), and El Colegio de México for a Summer 2018 Institute Abroad in Mexico City! This new professional development institute abroad, designed for history and social science instructors, leads teachers to Mexico City to explore rich content on the Mexican Revolution and nation-building with El Colegio de México faculty and an expert CSET pedagogy instructor.

In July 2016, the California State Board of Education adopted a revised History-Social Science curriculum framework for grades K-12. The new framework reflects the struggles and progress of Chicanos and Latinos in the U.S., as well as major historical events in Latin America, including a focus on Mexico and the Mexican Revolution. In this institute, historians from one of Mexico’s leading universities, El Colegio de México, will provide rich content knowledge on the Mexican Revolution and nation-building. Topics may include women of the revolution, Mexican muralists, and U.S.-Mexican political history. Teachers will visit key historical sites, museums, and archives in Mexico City and explore how to use primary sources, literature, and scholarly texts to build curricula that reflect the new history-social science framework and teaches students to think critically about key historical events. Participants will experience being students again, deepen and broaden their content knowledge, and return home with lessons and strategies to better teach the content.

Dates: July 24 - August 1, 2018 

Location: Mexico City, Mexico 

Audience: Designed for middle school and high school History and Social Science teachers. Community college instructors also welcome. Continuing Education Units: 6 

Application Deadline: closed


View past workshops here.