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.
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 by Friday, March 7, 2014. Each finalist must submit a short video sample of their teaching with C-SPAN by Friday, 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 Gonzalez
AP 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 Park
U.S. History, Government, and Economics
Gardena High School
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.
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
This year C-SPAN is hosting two Educators’ Conferences:
If you would like to be considered for a conference, please complete and submit an application by
- Monday and Tuesday, July 7th-8th: This conference is open to middle school educators.
- Thursday and Friday, July 10th-11th: This conference is open to high school educators.
Friday, April 4th, 2014.