Professional Development

Apply to Attend a 2019 C-SPAN Summer Educator Conference

The C-SPAN logo on a wall with three TV's mounted above it.

Would you like to travel to Washington, D.C. for a fully funded professional development conference and learn about civics education? Then you should apply today to attend one of C-SPAN’s 2019 Summer Educator Conferences. What Are C-SPAN’s Summer Educator Conferences? Each year, C-SPAN hosts two Summer Educator Conferences at their office in Washington, D.C. Each […]

Professional Development

Free Workshop on C-SPAN Classroom Deliberations at the NJEA Convention

Electoral college map of 2016 and previous elections by C-SPAN's Education Department

Interested in learning more about using C-SPAN’s Classroom Deliberations in your class? Then you’re in luck. I’m presenting a session on C-SPAN and Classroom Deliberations at the NJEA Convention this year. This is the third time we’ve offered this PD workshop at the convention, and the participants always seem to enjoy it. What Are C-SPAN […]


Teaching Controversial Issues with C-SPAN’s Classroom Deliberations

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If you want to teach a controversial issue, the hardest part is putting together balanced set of resources. That’s the great thing about C-SPAN’s Classroom Deliberations – they do the hard work for you. C-SPAN’s Classroom Deliberations are in depth lesson plans centered around current, controversial issues in public policy. They bring together resources from […]


What Is the StudentCam Competition and How Does It Relate to Civics?

Close up of a student looking down at a video camera while filming.

StudentCam is an annual competition hosted by C-SPAN for middle and high school students. C-SPAN sets a theme for each year’s contest, and students create a 5-7 minute video related to that theme. In the process, students must navigate the C-SPAN video archive and demonstrate a deep understanding of concepts in civics and government. This […]

Professional Development

Learn to Use C-SPAN in the Classroom at NJEA’s Early Career Educator Conference

Rep. John Lewis giving a floor speech on the House floor with other Representatives standing behind him.

Due to circumstances beyond my control, the NJEA Early Career Educator Conference has been canceled. Therefore, my session on C-SPAN has also unfortunately been canceled. However, I am presenting a similar session at the NJEA Convention in Atlantic City on Friday, November 10 at 1pm in Room 320. Information about the convention, including hotel accomodations […]

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