Bryant teacher selected to attend conference

WASHINGTON– Mary Susan Jeffries, a social studies teacher at Bryant Middle School, is one[more] of 26 educators from across the nation selected to attend C-SPAN Classroom’s 2013 Educators’ Conference to be held in Washington, DC, Monday, July 8, and Tuesday, July 9.

C-SPAN Classroom’s two-day conference helps educators make social studies content come alive in the classroom. The conference brings together middle school teachers who specialize in social studies and/or technology and use C-SPAN in their classrooms. Jeffries competed with applicants from across the country to secure a place at the conference. C-SPAN provides the roundtrip airfare and hotel accommodations for all selected attendees.

“Our goal is that after the conference, teachers will return to their communities armed with solid teaching tips, tools and strategies for using C-SPAN’s primary source programming to engage their students in a better understanding of how government works, as well as how to become informed citizens,” says Joanne Wheeler, C-SPAN Vice President of Education.

Over the course of the two-day event, participants will learn more about C-SPAN’s Video Library, Congressional Chronicle, and a host of other FREE digital and social media resources that can be implemented in the classroom. Former U.S. Senate Historian and author Richard Baker 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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