C-SPAN Considerations

Submitted by Admin on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 17:54

Friday, January 18 will mark the deadline for all StudentCam entries. If you haven't assigned it as a project, perhaps mention it to any students that may be so inclined to participate. This year's theme is a "Message to the President." Students are asked to create a 5-8 minute documentary about the most important issue that they believe the President should address in 2013. With $50,000 in cash prizes and the chance to be interviewed and featured on national television, this is a rewarding, project-based learning experience for students. More information can be found here:

The application deadline for our summer Teacher Fellowship is Friday, February 8. If you use C-SPAN resources frequently when teaching, are familiar with our programming, and you are interested in spending four weeks working in the nation's capital, then consider applying. More information about the paid Fellowship program and the application can be found here: Summer Teacher Fellowship

We are pleased to announce new dates for our 2013 Summer Educators’ Conferences. C-SPAN will host two conferences at our headquarters in the heart of Washington, DC with the first conference on Monday, July 8 – Tuesday, July 9, and the second conference on Thursday, July 11 - Friday, July 12. Airfare to and from Washington, two nights’ hotel stay, and meals during the conference are all provided by C-SPAN. If you are a member of the C-SPAN Classroom website, and have not attended one of our previous conferences, we invite you to apply. Applications will be available in January.

C-SPAN Senior Fellows Tracey Van Dusen and Cheryl Davis have added a new activity to C-SPAN Classroom Deliberations. Have your students create their own online wiki using web-based software such as a Google Sites. Students will research and select points of view that outline both sides of an issue, and learn how to weigh opinions from multiple perspectives before making their own informed decisions. More info here: Make a "Deliberations" Site