Global Issues, Local Impacts | 2019 - 2020

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Stanford Global Studies and the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching present a series of 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. This series is comprised of three on-campus workshops. Click the respective links below to find more information on a particular workshop and to enroll in that workshop.

$199 per individual course, or $500 for the 3 course bundle.

2 CEU credits available per course.  Enrollment deadline is November 12.

All courses share the same schedule:

Friday | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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

November 15-17, 2019


The movement of people across international borders during moments of political, social, and economic upheaval is a recurring theme around the world.  In this workshop, participants will explore major aspects of large-scale human migration including refugees and political exiles; labor migration; undocumented migration; and political, economic, and social responses to immigration.


Pedagogical focus: Evolving Your Hypothesis

Participants will learn to create central historical questions and sets of competing primary documents to create an experience for students to modify and hone their hypothesis and expectations of historical events over the course of a leasson.  They will learn both a discussion and a writing-based structure that teachers can use many times over the course of any unit or year.

Two hours of post workshop pedagogical follow-up is required to earn CEU credits for this course.

This course is not affiliated with the Stanford History Education Group.

Understanding the World through Religion

February 7-9, 2020


Religious literacy is a gateway to understanding the world and a key to global citizenship.  In this workshop, participants will explore a diversity of religious traditions, movements, and institutions and examine how they have shaped politics, economics, and societies across the globe both historically and in the present day.


Pedagogical focus: Discussion Moves

Participants will learn how to implement discipline specific practice-based methods of instruction to facilitate text-based, whole-class, and small group rich discussion.

Two hours of post workshop pedagogical follow-up is required to earn CEU credits for his course.

Slavery in Historical and Contemporary Contexts

April 17-19, 2020


Although it has morphed over time, slavery persists both as a method of economic exploitation and a relationship of domination around the world today.  In this workshop, participants will consider the challenges of defining slavery and consider its social, moral, and political reconceptualization over time.  The workshop will focus on different ideologies, practices, and systems of slavery throughout history and across cultures, and will examine the legacy and impact of economic exploitation around the globe.  Finally, participants will consider how to engage students practically in combating trafficking in their local communities.


Pedagogical focus:  Using Alternative Artifacts

In this workshop, participants will learn how to infuse alternative artifacts and oral histories into their classrooms.  These methods, when uncovered, empower students to participate in the preservation of history.

Two hours of post workshop pedagogical follow-up is required to earn CEU credits for this course.