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June 17, 2014

Valdosta Teacher attends C-SPANS 2014 Educators' Conference

Providing middle school educators with new ways to teach social studies

WASHINGTON — Alishia Gaston, a social studies teacher at Lowndes Middle School, is one of 32 educators from across the nation selected to attend C-SPAN Classroom’s 2014 Educators’ Conference to be held in Washington, DC, Monday, July 7, and Tuesday, July 8, 2014.  

 

The conference helps educators discover how to integrate C-SPAN’s programs and C-SPAN Classroom’s free web-based primary source materials into classroom activities to create engaging learning experiences for students. The conference brings together middle school teachers who specialize in social studies and/or technology. Gaston competed with applicants from across the country to secure a place at the conference. C-SPAN provides the roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and meals for all selected attendees.

 

“Over the course of the two-day conference, we endeavor to equip teachers with a variety of strategies to incorporate C-SPAN’s primary source programs into their classrooms,” said Craig McAndrew, C-SPAN Manager of Education Relations. “Our free resources are geared toward aiding teachers in providing a clear understanding of how the federal government works, the history of the U.S. and the issues affecting our country.”

 

Throughout the event participants will learn more about C-SPAN, its online archive of primary source programs as well as a host of other FREE digital resources that can be implemented in the classroom. Bob Cusack, Managing Editor, The Hill, will speak at the conference dinner.

 

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About C-SPAN Classroom:

C-SPAN Classroom is a free membership service dedicated to supporting educators’ use of C-SPAN programming and websites in their classes or for research. Members of C-SPAN Classroom may access free Timely Teachable Videos and video clips for use in the classroom, as well as lesson plans, handouts and ways to connect with other C-SPAN Classroom members. C-SPAN Classroom has reached more than one million students since its inception in 1987. For more information on C-SPAN Classroom visit the website: http://www.c-spanclassroom.org/ or follow on twitter: @CSPAN_Classroom.

 

About C-SPAN:

Created by the cable TV industry and now in 100 million TV households, C-SPAN programs three public affairs television networks in both SD and HD; C- SPAN Radio, heard in Washington, DC and nationwide via XM Satellite Radio; and a video-rich website which hosts the C-SPAN Video Library. Visit http://www.c-span.org/.

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