CFR Education Presents Embedding Global Civics in the Social Studies Classroom for Kansas Educators

Monday, June 3–Tuesday, June 4, 8:30 AM–3:00 PM CDT, Kansas City, KS

This free, in-person, two-day professional development workshop is hosted in partnership with the Kansas State Department of Education and CFR Education from the Council on Foreign Relations.


CFR Education from the Council on Foreign Relations strongly believes that all students should be provided with an education in global civics. Students today live in a world more connected than at any point in history, where global issues transcend borders. To successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead requires global literacy—the essential knowledge, skills, and perspective needed to understand how our complicated and fascinating world works.

CFR Education aims to close the global literacy gap in our country by providing accessible, accurate, and authoritative resources that build the knowledge, skills, and perspective students need to understand and engage with today’s most pressing global issues. CFR Education resources are free, concise, engaging, relevant, and up-to-date.

This workshop will align with the Kansas State Department of Education's four fundamentals of structured literacy, standards alignment, balanced assessment, and high quality instruction, and will include discussion of materials that could be used for the history, government, and social studies classroom-based assessment. REGISTER HERE.


Who should attend?

  • Any educator in the state of Kansas is eligible to register.
  • Middle and high school teachers of history, government, and social studies classes will find this workshop particularly relevant. 


Key Outcomes

Attendees will:

  • take away the tools to bring global civics to their classrooms;
  • get hands-on training on how to embed global literacy skills and content knowledge in their curriculum using CFR Education resources; and
  • utilize structured workshop time to discuss, plan, and align global civics in their curriculum with free CFR Education resources, including readings, videos, simulations, and games. They will:
    • receive global civics content and skills alignment with state standards;
    • plan learning activities, projects, and writing assignments that support state standards; and
    • discuss how to integrate global civics into the Kansas State Social Studies Classroom Based Assessment.


Included Components:

  • Professional development credit upon completion
  • CFR expert speaker, Kat Duffy (Senior Fellow for Digital and Cyberspace Policy), via Zoom
  • Two-day professional development on global civics for educators
  • A complimentary light breakfast and full lunch on both days
  • Facilitated by CFR Education staff
  • Supplementary educational materials
  • Free CFR book and Foreign Affairs magazine


Teachers should:

  • Arrange their own transportation
  • Bring a laptop, tablet, or smartphone



KCK Central Office and Training Center, 2010 N. 59th, Kansas City, KS 66104

Registration will close May 30, 2024.

Registrants will receive email instructions about the professional development in advance of the workshop. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.