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 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

C-SPAN's Teacher Fellowship Program

Join us for four weeks in July 2018 as a C-SPAN Teacher Fellow!

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 application process is now closed. Fellowship recipients will be selected and notified by Friday, April 13, 2018

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 between July 2 – July 27

Read an open letter from last year’s Fellows to learn more about the C-SPAN Fellowship experience and what to expect during your time at C-SPAN

All completed applications must be submitted and received at C-SPAN by Friday, March 2, 2018.

C-SPAN representatives will carefully review each submission. 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 16, 2018. Each finalist will be asked to submit a short video sample of their teaching with C-SPAN by Friday, March 30, 2018 and participate in a phone interview conducted by C-SPAN's education team. Fellowship recipients will be selected and announced by Friday, April 13, 2018.

Meet our 2017 Fellows

  • Sunshine Cavalluzzi El Dorado High School Placentia, CA

    Sunshine teaches AP Government and Politics and Legal Discovery, coaches the Mock Trial team, and serves as the Law Academy coordinator at El Dorado High School (her alma mater!) in Placentia, CA.

  • William Kamps Hightstown High School Hightstown, NJ

    Bill teaches US History II and a senior Humanities Seminar, as well as two elective courses: one on Genocide and another on the Presidential Election. He also co-advises the PGC Peer Leadership Program and Student Council at Hightstown High School in Hightstown, NJ.