Teacher Opportunities

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.

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.

You can submit your application through this link: 2019 C-SPAN Summer Educators' Conference Application

  • All completed applications must be submitted and received at C-SPAN by Friday, April 5, 2019.
  • 30 educators will be selected for each conference and notified by Friday, April 19, 2019.
Educators Conference

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 join C-SPAN's Education Relations team in our offices in Washington, DC from July 1 through July 26, 2019 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.

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 from July 1 through July 26, 2019

Read an open letter from former Fellows to learn more about the C-SPAN Fellowship experience and what to expect during your time at C-SPAN: Fellowship Letter

Applications are now closed. Applicants will be evaluated based on their experience incorporating C-SPAN’s programming and resources into curriculum as well as their innovative ideas for using C-SPAN in the classroom. Finalists will be notified by Friday, March 15, 2019. Each finalist will be asked to submit a short video sample of their teaching with C-SPAN by Friday, March 29, 2019 and participate in a phone interview conducted by C-SPAN's education team. Fellowship recipients will be selected and announced by Friday, April 12, 2019.