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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 will be held:

  • Middle School Conference: Thursday and Friday, July 9th-10th
  • High School Conference: Monday and Tuesday, July 13th-14th
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
  • About upcoming programming, such as C-SPAN's planned coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign

Google Folder

During and after the conference, attendees may access our shared Google folder. The folder is public and includes a personalized document for each attendee  which you can use to take notes and bookmark links to resources you discover during the conference.


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 summer 2015, 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.

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