The title "C-Span" displayed on a computer monitor.
A while back, I made a post about how C-SPAN had plenty of video resources for use in a social studies class. I also indicated that I might be applying for a position at C-SPAN: the C-SPAN Teacher Fellowship.

Well, as luck would have it, I’ve been selected as one of three teacher fellows to stay in Washington and work with C-SPAN for the month of July. Yippee!

So what does that mean…?

Well, I couldn’t rightly say. I haven’t actually¬†started the job yet. But the gist of it is that my two colleagues and I will be visiting with C-SPAN and working with their education team to develop educational resources based on C-SPAN material.

There are also two teacher conferences, where you can come learn about C-SPAN in the classroom, scheduled for the second week of July. I think we’ll be helping with that, as well. It looks like applications for that are now closed, but if you’re attending… I guess I’ll see you there.

I’ve been neglecting this site a bit lately, ’cause frankly I’m busy. Got a lot going on at school, it’s yearbook season, I’ve been investing time in my digital photography blog, and I’m trying to make some headway on my dissertation proposal.

But, moving forward I’m going to try to focus more on this project. As I work on my dissertation proposal, you’ll see a lot more posts about research articles pop up. But I also plan on writing a lot over the next few months about C-SPAN. I thought it would be interesting to share a bit about the experience of working down there for the summer, and hopefully I can inspire some more people to use C-SPAN classroom and/or apply for the fellowship next year.

In the short term, I’ve got a series of posts planned for this week including a couple ways in which I’ve used C-SPAN in my government and politics class this year as well as a few lesson ideas for how it could be integrated in other ways. So stay tuned. Oh, and bookmark the C-SPAN tag on this website if you’re interested in following my journey to Washington this summer.