Teacher Opportunities

C-SPAN's 2020 Summer Educators' Conference

Considering the current circumstances and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, C-SPAN has decided to shift the in-person conferences to an online experience. Individuals who applied to the original conference have been sent information about attending the online conference and there may be limited availability for additional attendees to join so please email us at educate@c-span.org if you would also like to take part in this year's conference.

This year we are hosting two, three-hour virtual conferences for social studies educators on the following dates:

  • Middle School (Grades 6-8): Tuesday, July 28: 3:00pm-6:00pm ET
  • High School (Grades 9-12): Thursday, July 30: 3:00pm-6:00pm ET

C-SPAN’s Education team has designed the conferences so participants can:

  • Discover the free resources that are available through C-SPAN Classroom as we navigate our website
  • Engage in an exploratory session so teachers can bookmark and create folders to save resources for their courses
  • Participate in breakout rooms to discuss best practices with colleagues and learn about additional resources and programs available through C-SPAN, including StudentCam, C-SPAN’s annual documentary competition

C-SPAN's Teacher Fellowship Program

Due to the evolving circumstances with COVID-19, C-SPAN has modified the Summer Fellowship program from a 4-week experience in C-SPAN's offices in Washington, DC to a distance collaborative format.

This year each selected C-SPAN Fellow will:

  • Collaborate with C-SPAN’s Education team remotely during the month of July
  • Develop content using C-SPAN resources that will be hosted on the C-SPAN Classroom website
  • Have the option of participating in one of C-SPAN’s Virtual Summer Educators’ Conferences (July 28 & July 30 from 3:00pm-6:00pm ET) to present the resources they have created with the education team
  • Have the option of leading a content-specific Zoom professional development session for other educators
  • Receive a stipend of $1,000.00 for their time, work, and participation in the program

Free Online Teacher Training

C-SPAN Classroom offers free online training sessions to help teachers implement our resources for distance learning, hybrid classes or in-person education. Connect with us through Zoom 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 whatever type of classroom you use. We also demonstrate how to build your own library of resources and create personalized folders.

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.