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C-SPAN's 2015 Summer Educators' Conference

Each summer, C-SPAN hosts two teacher 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.

This year's conferences were held:

  • Middle School Conference: Thursday and Friday, July 9th-10th
  • High School Conference: Monday and Tuesday, July 13th-14th
At these conferences, middle and high school educators (grades 6-12) from around the country gathered to learn more about C-SPAN and how to effectively integrate C-SPAN’s online resources into their classrooms.
Conference participants learned:
  • 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
  • About upcoming programming, such as C-SPAN's planned coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign


Applications are currently closed with the submission deadline of Friday, April 3, 2015 having passed. Successful applicants have been notified of their selection.


C-SPAN's 2015 Teacher Fellowship Program

C-SPAN’s Fellowship program is for educators who are knowledgeable about C-SPAN’s programs and can demonstrate successful innovative methods of integrating C-SPAN’s programs into their classroom.

For four weeks during the summer, 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 will 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.

Our 2016 Fellowship application will be available in December, 2015.

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, Government, or related curriculum
  • knowledgeable about C-SPAN’s programming
  • experienced with successfully integrating C-SPAN’s programming and resources into social studies curriculum

Past ideas and work of Fellowship recipients include our:

Meet C-SPAN's 2015 Summer Teacher Fellows:

Taylor Bauer

11th Grade US History & 12th Grade Government and Economics

Timberland High School

St. Stephen, SC

Patrick McGravey

8th Grade US History

North Andover Middle School

North Andover, MA

Joy Parnakian

9th-12th Grade Humanities

Metropolitan Arts Institute

Phoenix, AZ