Teacher Opportunities

Free Webinars

C-SPAN Classroom is offering free live webinars through Google Hangouts to demonstrate how to navigate our website, create personalized folders, bookmark resources as well as create your own content.

We offer a variety of free content on different topics including 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 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 will collaborate with C-SPAN's education team at our offices in Washington, DC 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.

The 2019 Fellowship application will be available this fall.

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
  • Experienced with integrating C-SPAN’s programming and resources into educational curriculum
  • Available for four consecutive weeks in July

Meet our 2018 Fellows

  • George Mayo Montgomery Blair High School Silver Spring, MD

    George teaches a Film Production course to high school students. Each year since 2012, George has had his students participate in C-SPAN's national StudentCam documentary competition and many have won prizes on all levels. George is the faculty advisor who has guided his students throughout the process of creating their films and has won the greatest number of prizes overall in the competition.

  • Jo Boggess Phillips Ripley High School Ripley, WV

    Phillips teaches Civics, AP U.S. Government and Politics in addition to a dual credit State and Local Government college course. She is also a RHO KAPPA Advisor. In addition, Phillips teaches U.S. Studies, Civics, and AP U.S. Government and Politics for high school students online with the West Virginia Virtual School through the West Virginia Department of Education.

  • Arren Swift Seminole High School Seminole, FL

    Arren teaches AP American Government, AP U.S. History and AP Research. He is also a RHO KAPPA Advisor and assists with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. This fall he will be teaching secondary social studies methods at the University of South Florida, where he is working towards earning his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction.

C-SPAN's 2018 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.

This year, the conferences will be held on the following dates:

  • Middle School: Monday and Tuesday, July 23rd - 24th
  • High School: Thursday and Friday, July 26th - 27th

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.

The application process is now closed and attendees will be notified by Friday, April 20.

Educators Conference