Teacher Opportunities

C-SPAN's Teacher Fellowship Program

C-SPAN’s Fellowship program is for educators who have experience using our resources in the classroom and can demonstrate innovative methods of incorporating C-SPAN programs into educational experiences. Fellowship recipients join C-SPAN's Education Relations team in our Washington, DC offices for four weeks in July to develop new teaching materials using C-SPAN resources. Each Fellow receives a stipend of $7,000 to cover housing, travel and living expenses. Fellows also participate in C-SPAN’s Summer Educators’ Conferences where they share their ideas and experiences using C-SPAN’s programs with conference attendees.

Meet our 2019 Fellows

  • Eleanor Green Bert Corona High School Pacoima, CA

    Eleanor teaches US History and Government at Bert Corona High School in Pacoima, CA. She is also the Senior Leadership coach, senior class advisor, and head of her school's history department. Part-time, Eleanor works for her family's non-profit organization, the Nicholas Green Foundation, which seeks to raise organ donation rates around the world.

  • Zachariah Lowe R.E. Davis College Preparatory Academy Sumter, SC

    Zachariah teaches middle school social studies, including South Carolina History and Ancient World History, in addition to his roles as student council advisor, quiz bowl coach, department chair, and AVID site-team coordinator. He served as a team-lead during South Carolina's social studies standards revision process, and he was named a top-five finalist for 2018 South Carolina State Teacher of the Year.

  • Maureen McGuirl Jamestown-Lawn Avenue School Jamestown, RI

    Maureen teaches topics in Western Civilization to seventh graders using the historical method. She also teaches topics in US History as well as action-based civics lessons to eighth graders. As an early adopter of blended learning, Maureen collaborates with teachers around the state to develop lessons that give students choices in how they learn. With the support of state legislatures and state bar associations, she trains teachers throughout the country on how to develop and incorporate action-based civics lessons.

Free Online Teacher Training

C-SPAN Classroom is offering free online training through platforms such as Google Hangouts, Zoom and Skype. Connect with us to learn how to navigate our website as we introduce you to the variety of free teaching resources that are available for you to use in your classroom. We also demonstrate how to build your own library of resources, create personalized folders as well as develop your own content.

We offer a variety of free content on different topics including public affairs, the branches of government, history and literature that we feature in short Current Events videos, Lesson Plans and Bell Ringers, On This Day in History Events, Constitution Clips and Classroom Deliberations.

Whether it is your staff, your department or a class of up-and-coming student teachers, educators are certain to find content that supports their curriculum and enhances their instruction.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us at educate@c-span.org.

C-SPAN's 2019 Summer Educators' Conference

Each summer, C-SPAN hosts two teacher conferences in Washington, DC. The day-and-a-half long conferences are held 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.

Applications are closed for our summer 2019 conferences. We will post the online applications for our July 2020 conferences later this fall.

The July 2019 conferences will be held on the following dates:

  • Middle School: Monday and Tuesday, July 22nd - 23rd
  • High School: Thursday and Friday, July 25th - 26th

At these conferences, middle and high school educators (grades 6-12) from around the country gather to learn more about C-SPAN and how to effectively integrate C-SPAN's online resources into their classrooms.

Conference participants will learn:

  • About C-SPAN's mission, programming, and event coverage.
  • About the features of C-SPAN Classroom's website and how to incorporate the free resources into classroom activities including Bell Ringers, Lesson Plans, Constitution Clips, On This Day in History videos.
  • How to create, save and share content on the website.
  • How to navigate C-SPAN's programs, websites, and resources.
  • About C-SPAN's StudentCam documentary competition for students.
  • Examples of how colleagues nationwide have effectively incorporated C-SPAN resources into their curriculums.
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