Professional Learning

Learning is a lifelong journey – let us join you.

You strive to be an educator who inspires students. But who and what inspire you? The Kentucky Historical Society offers a variety of workshops, field study trips, the annual Kentucky History Education Conference, and more for K-12 teachers.

These educator professional learning opportunities strive to make history education accessible and relevant by combining our vast historical collections with inquiry-based, participatory learning strategies to help make your students active and informed citizens.

We also put you in touch with a network of other teachers, public history professionals and volunteers focused on increasing content knowledge, sharpening skills, sparking creativity and positively impacting students’ – and all Kentuckians’ – experiences with history.

Educator Workshops

The Kentucky Historical Society can provide affordable and quality professional development to schools and districts across the state for K-12 teachers. A keystone of our approach is making history education accessible and relevant by combining our vast historical collections with inquiry-based, participatory learning that creates active and informed citizens.

Please see our Educator Professional Learning event policies page after registering or booking a workshop for cancellation policies and more information.

Kentucky History Education Conference

Each summer, the Kentucky Historical Society gathers educators from across Kentucky for a daylong conference to explore a broad American history theme with Kentucky connections. Kentucky History Education Conference (KHEC) general and concurrent sessions provide K-12 teachers with the opportunity to learn content, obtain resources, hear from leading scholars and learn about other educators’ proven classroom strategies. KHS follows up the conference with a field study bus tour of sites related to the conference theme.

 

Direct questions to Claire Gwaltney, teacher programs manager, claire.gwaltney@ky.gov or 502-564-1792, ext. 4444