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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.

Educator Workshops in Your School PDF



Teacher Workshops 2021-2022

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.

National History Day in Kentucky Workshop

DATE:  July 13, 2022

TIME:  10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST (VIRTUAL)

COST:  Free

REGISTRATION:  Due by July 12, 2022

Jump start your plans for National History Day 2023 with the theme Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. This workshop gives participants an overview of NHD, a chance to brainstorm topics, and methods of integrating NHDKy into the classroom. Take a deep-dive into what makes a good project great! The workshop presents content for grades 4-12 and is worth two hours PD credit. 


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.