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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

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) and 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.

For additional information on professional learning, contact KHS Education.

Kentucky History Education Conference

Khec Save The Date 2023

Kentucky History Education Conference: Turning Points in History

Thursday, July 13, and Friday, July 14, 2023


Join social studies educators from around the state for two days of professional learning and networking! 


Thursday, July 13: Kentucky History Education Conference

It isn’t hard at KHEC to learn and share best practices for the social studies classroom! Featuring over 12 sessions led by educators from around the state, participants will visit with vendors from museums and educational consultants and explore the KHS campus in Frankfort. Grades K-12. 


Friday, July 14: Experience History in Frankfort

Join KHS staff for a day of exploring history in Frankfort. With special tours at KHS and other locations around town, we’ll reflect on Kentucky’s historical turning points and how those moments are viewed today. 

Attendee and vendor registration, click here!

For more information, contact Katie Turer, Teacher Resource Manager:

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 on the day of the event will be charged the full amount.

Other Cancellation Policies

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, that participants incur due to 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.