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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-both virtual and in-person, the annual Kentucky History Education Conference, and more for K-12 teachers.

These educator professional learning opportunities strive to make social studies 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.

Teacher Workshops 2022-2023

For additional information on professional learning, contact KHS Education.

KHS offers a diverse array of high-quality professional learning for Kentucky’s K-12 educators. We frequently partner with local and national organizations to provide relevant professional learning opportunities related to Social Studies (civics, economics, geography, and history), as well as the Humanities and Language Arts. All workshops connect to the latest Kentucky Academic Standards. Opportunities include full and partial-day workshops (held onsite and online) and premier events such as our annual Kentucky History Education Conference.


NHDKy Fall Workshop

Date: Tuesday, October 25

Time: 6 - 8 p.m. EST

Location: Virtual

Cost: Free

Join us for a virtual workshop focusing on National History Day in Kentucky. During the workshop we will dive into the 2023 theme of Frontiers in History and discuss strategies for narrowing then selecting a project. Additionally, we will examine the details of each project type: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website. The workshop will conclude with a presentation from Alyssa Ollier, Kentucky Historical Society Digital Archivist, about primary and secondary sources alongside research methods for navigating the KHS collections. 4-12th Grades. 2 hours of PD credit. FREE.




Teaching American History Seminar: The United States and the Vietnam War

DATE:  Saturday, November 5, 2022

TIME:  8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST

LOCATION: Klotter Classrooms, Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway, Frankfort, KY

COST:  Free

Join us in person at the Kentucky Historical Society for an intensive look at the origins and conduct of the Vietnam War. This Teaching American History seminar will examine LBJ’s actions as president and commander in chief, resulting in the escalation of the war and the eventual collapse of his administration. This program will be a Socratic discussion, utilizing primary source documents and facilitated conversation instead of lecturing or presenting. Registrants are highly encouraged to read all the documents in advance and come ready with questions. Teachers will receive a Letter of Attendance after the seminar. 6-12th Grades. 5 hours of PD credit. FREE. 


Professional Learning Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be made up to the registration deadline. Refund requests must be made in writing and directed to KHS Education. Any cancellations after the registration deadline or no-shows the day of the event will be charged the full amount.

Other Cancellation Policies

You may transfer registrations, but please give written notification to the event coordinator at least 24 hours in advance.
We may consider emergency circumstances for cancellations, but you must contact the event coordinator within a week of the event date.

KHS also reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. In the event of such a cancellation, participants will receive a full registration refund. KHS is not responsible for any expenses, travel or otherwise, participants incur as a result of participation in or cancellation of a program unless otherwise noted.

Inclement Weather Policy

If you have registered for a KHS workshop and traveling may be hazardous the day of the event, please use your own judgment when deciding to attend. Those who cannot attend because of inclement weather should contact the event coordinator. Refund decisions will be made on an individual basis.