C-SPAN announced today that Nicole Frazer, a teacher at Jefferson High School in Rockford, Illinois, has been selected as one of five participants in C-SPAN’s 2020 Teacher Fellowship Program. Frazer will collaborate with C-SPAN’s Education Relations team for four weeks to create content for C-SPAN Classroom — a free online teaching resource for educators.
Frazer teaches U.S. History, Government, Economics, and AP American Government and Politics at Jefferson High School in Rockford, Illinois. She has been part of the U.S. History Curriculum Leadership Team and is the Curriculum Implementation Leader for Government and Economics. Frazer has been a mentor for new teachers in her district for the past two years and joined the iCivics Educator Network this spring.
Now in its 27th year, C-SPAN‘s Fellowship Program selects teachers to partner with the Education Relations team to create new content for the upcoming school year. This summer, due to COVID-19, the four–week, in-person experience has shifted to a virtual platform where educators develop project ideas to feature on the C-SPAN Classroom website. Each Fellow was selected by a panel of C-SPAN representatives and evaluated based on their innovative use of C-SPAN programming in their curriculum, commitment to professional development and creative use of technology and social platforms. Each Fellow will receive $1,000 for participating in the program.
“With the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to online learning, Nicole showed creativity and initiative in her approach to teaching and engaging students,” said Craig McAndrew, director, C-SPAN Education Relations. “We look forward to working with Nicole as we offer support and options for educators and students as they navigate these uncertain times.”
The Fellowship Program is sponsored by C-SPAN’s Education Foundation, a charitable organization created by C-SPAN. C-SPAN Classroom is an entity of C-SPAN, which is funded by America’s cable and satellite television companies. In Rockford, C-SPAN is available locally on Comcast.
“Comcast is proud to support virtual K-12 learning during COVID-19 including C-SPAN’s educational initiatives that support teachers as they prepare for the upcoming school year,” said Mitch Rose, Executive Vice President, Federal Governmental Affairs for Comcast. “Congratulations to Nicole Frazer on being selected as a C-SPAN Teacher Fellow and thank you for sharing your creative and innovative ideas with teachers around the country.”
The Fellowship will take place July 6 to July 31. The program will coincide with C-SPAN’s virtual Summer Educators’ Conferences for middle and high school teachers (July 28 and July 30). During the conferences, Frazer and the other fellows will present how they use C-SPAN in their classrooms. Educators can learn more about teacher opportunities with C-SPAN, including the fellowship program, conferences and free online training at www.c-span.org/classroom/