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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.

Upcoming Workshops:

Stanford Institute on Islam

CSET and the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies invite middle- and high-school instructors (teaching grades 6-12) and community college educators to participate in the Stanford Institute on Islam, a three-day workshop that explores how the study of this global religion can be incorporated into the teaching of history, social studies, current affairs, the arts, and related subjects. This year, the institute will explore the theme of Muslim intersectionalities by examining questions of race, gender and identity in Islam in a variety of global contexts.  

Join Stanford scholars in exploring how you can deepen your students’ understanding of Islam and Muslim societies. Establish a critical background on concepts, practices, and traditions of Islam. Explore strategies to expand your students’ appreciation of the diversity of Muslim societies and cultures, and develop ways to integrate the study of Islam into your curriculum. Cost: $699.

Dates: August 6-8, 2018

Location: Stanford University

Audience: middle school, high school, and community college instructors

Application deadline: TBA

Register today

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.