C-SPAN's 2014 Teacher Fellowship Program
Each year, 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 Teacher Fellowship Program. The Fellowship, a project of the C-SPAN Education Foundation, 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 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 also participate in C-SPAN’s Summer Educators’ Conference where they share their ideas about creating innovative learning experiences using C-SPAN’s programs and websites with conference attendees.
The application for the 2015 Teacher Fellowship will be available in December, 2014.
Past ideas and work of Fellowship recipients include our:
A warm thank you to C-SPAN's 2014 Summer Teacher Fellows:
- Randy Bilyeu
US Government and AP US Government
McKinney Boyd High School
- Laura Binder
Global Studies and Citizenship, Intro to Politics, and Honors Politics
Norwich Free Academy
- Glenn Walker
Mycroschool of Pinellas
St. Petersburg, FL
C-SPAN's 2014 Summer Educators' Conference
Each summer, C-SPAN hosts two Educators’ Conferences in Washington, DC. The day-and-a-half long conferences are 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.
At this conference middle and high school educators (grades 6-12) gather 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 programs, websites and resources
- About our StudentCam and Teacher Fellowship enrichment opportunities that are available to students and educators
- Examples of how colleagues nationwide have effectively incorporated C-SPAN’s programming and resources into their curriculums to create engaging learning experiences for students
The application for the 2015 Summer Educators’ Conferences will be available in February, 2015.