Lindale teacher chosen to attend C-SPAN Educator Conference

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Lindale High School teacher, JP Fugler, will attend one of two C-SPAN Educators’ Conferences for an immersive experience with C-SPAN’s educational resources this week, publicity officials announced.

Fugler, a debate, oral interpretation, and professional communications teacher, is one of 30 educators from across the nation selected to attend the high school conference Thursday and Friday, July 26-27.

The conference provides educators with the opportunity to hear from guest speakers and explore C-SPAN Classroom’s free teaching resources.

Attendees discover how to incorporate these resources into their curriculums and create engaged learning experiences for students.

Fugler competed with high school teachers from across the country to secure a place at the conference.

Participants were selected by a panel of C-SPAN representatives and evaluated based on their commitment to learning new educational resources, applying them in the classroom environment and sharing their professional development experiences in their academic communities.

“We’re excited to introduce educators to C-SPAN’s Video Library, an online archive containing more than 240,000 hours of searchable, sharable content that teachers and students can use as a primary source in the classroom,” said Craig McAndrew, C-SPAN Manager of Education Relations. “For nearly 20 years, C-SPAN has hosted Educators’ Conferences, and we look forward to meeting and working with this year’s participants.”

Conference attendees will hear from Founder and Executive Chairman Brian Lamb about the public affairs network. In addition, C-SPAN’s Senior Executive Producer and Political Editor Steve Scully will speak at the conference dinner.

The Educators’ Conferences are 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 Lindale, C-SPAN is available locally through Suddenlink by Altice USA.

C-SPAN Classroom is the network’s free membership service that works with C-SPAN’s programs on public affairs, coverage of Congress, non-fiction books and American history to create free resources for teachers, students and the public to use in classrooms, projects or for research.

C-SPAN Classroom’s website provides social studies teachers with access to thousands of free resources, including short current events videos, Lesson Plans and Bell Ringers, plus Constitution Clips and On This Day in History events. Visit https://www.c-span.org/classroom/ and follow on twitter: @CSPANClassroom.

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