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Tracy Ajello, a general studies teacher at Doolittle School, is one 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. Ajello 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.