Professional Development Workshops

The GSC sponsors a variety of professional development activities for those who wish to improve their teaching/practice and understanding of crucial global issues. Opportunities include day-long and evening educator workshops for continuing education credit, Global Issues Through Literature Series (GILS), Global Literary Encounters book discussions; micro-courses, Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) book discussions, the new Global Studies Educator Certificate, and various funding opportunities. If you have questions about educator programming, please contact Program Manager Maja Konitzer.


Upcoming Workshops

Bringing Global Studies and World History into Your Classroom: Working with H21 Course Content

March 20, April 10, and May 1, 2024 6:00pm - 8:00pm (ET)


The University of Pittsburgh’s Alliance for Learning in World History and Global Studies Center will host a series of three virtual workshops for educators about using History for the 21st Century (H21) modules in the classroom. Each session will explore one peer-reviewed module created for the H21 website, facilitated by its creator. The H21 project offers complete modules for introductory world history classrooms that include student readings and primary sources, lesson plans, instructor guides, and discussion, activity, and assessments suggestions.  

The sessions can be counted as an elective for the Global Studies Center’s K-12 Educator’s Certificate in Global Studies. Educators can also receive up to six (2 hours per session) of Act 48 credit hours for attending all three sessions. Participation in all three events in the series is not required but encouraged. For more information, contact Maja Konitzer (


Past Workshops


Africa-China Relationship and its Global Impact: A K-12 Educator Workshop

November 1st, 2023 5:30-6:30pm EST


This FREE online K-12 educator workshop that examined the history, current status, and future of Africa and China's relationship and offered strategies and resources for classroom use. Act 48 hours and classroom materials were provided for participants.

This event was hosted by the Asian Studies Center and co-sponsored by the Global Studies Center.