Saturday, January 4, 2014


C-SPAN's 2014 Teacher Fellowship Program

C-SPAN invites teachers of social studies, as well as media/ technology educators in grades 6-12, who are highly familiar with C-SPAN’s programs and demonstrate successful innovative methods of integrating C-SPAN’s programming and resources into their teaching practices, to apply for an opportunity to participate in its 2014 Teacher Fellowship Program, a project of the C-SPAN Education Foundation. This Fellowship is open to certified teachers in public or private schools who are members of C-SPAN Classroom, a free membership service dedicated to supporting educators’ use of C-SPAN programming in their classrooms.
For four weeks during summer 2014, Fellowship recipients will collaborate with C-SPAN’s Education department to develop new teaching materials using C-SPAN resources in order to better serve our Classroom members nationwide. This program takes place at C-SPAN’s offices in Washington, DC. Each Fellow receives an award valued at $7,000 which includes housing and travel expenses. Fellows may also participate in C-SPAN’s Summer Educators’ Conference where they share their ideas with education colleagues about creating innovative learning experiences using C-SPAN’s programs and websites.
Application Requirements
All candidates must be:
  • a member of C-SPAN Classroom
  • a state certified middle or high school teacher of U.S. History, Civics, or Government, or related curriculum; or,
  • a state certified middle or high school Media Specialist or Technology Coordinator
  • highly knowledgeable about C-SPAN’s programming
  • experienced with successfully  integrating C-SPAN’s programming and resources into social studies curriculum  
All completed applications must be submitted and received at C-SPAN by Friday, February 21, 2014.
A panel of C-SPAN representatives will carefully review each submission. Applicants will be evaluated based on their expertise of C-SPAN programming and websites, commitment to integrating new technologies in the classroom, and dedication to professional development. Finalists will be notified byFriday, March 7, 2014. Each finalist must submit a short video sample of their teaching with C-SPAN byFriday, March 21, 2014, and participate in an interview conducted by a C-SPAN representative. Fellowship recipients will be selected and announced by Friday, April 4, 2014.
Past ideas and work of Fellowship recipients include our:


C-SPAN's 2013 Summer Teacher Fellows were (from l-r):
  • Brendan GonzalezAP U.S. Government and Politics
    Benjamin Franklin High School
    New Orleans, LA
  • Brian Rock 
    AP U.S. Government and Politics and Modern U.S. History
    East Orange Campus High School
    East Orange, NJ
  • Jennifer ParkU.S. History, Government, and Economics
    Gardena High School
    Gardena, CA

C-SPAN's 2014 Summer Educators' Conference

Each year, C-SPAN hosts a Summer Educators’ Conference in Washington, DC. The day and a half conference is typically held during the month of July at C-SPAN’s headquarters in the heart of Washington, DC. Airfare to and from Washington, two nights’ hotel stay, and meals during the conference are all provided by C-SPAN.

C-SPAN hosted two Summer Educators' Conferences in 2013:
  • On Monday, July 8 - Tuesday, July 9, 2013, C-SPAN hosted a group of 26 middle school teachers   
  • On Thursday, July 11 - Friday, July 12 , 2013, C-SPAN hosted a group of 32 high school teachers
**Applications for the 2014 Summer Educators' Conference will be available in early 2014. Registered C-SPAN Classroom members will be notified via email.**
The mission of the conference is for middle and high school educators (grades 6-12) from around the country to learn more about C-SPAN and how to effectively integrate C-SPAN’s online resources into their classrooms.
Conference participants learn:
  • About C-SPAN’s mission, programming, and event coverage
  • How to navigate C-SPAN’s online resources (, C-SPAN’s Video Library, Congressional Chronicle, and the C-SPAN Classroom website)
  • About our StudentCam and Teacher Fellowship enrichment opportunities that are available to students and educators
  •  How colleagues nationwide have effectively incorporated C-SPAN’s programming and resources into their curriculums to develop creative learning experiences for students

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