C-SPAN announced today that Cordes Lindow, a teacher at Allen D. Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida, has been selected as one of five participants in C-SPAN’s 2021 Teacher Fellowship Program. Lindow 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.
Lindow is piloting International Relations Honors at Nease High School in Ponte Vedra, Florida, in the upcoming school year. She has also taught AP U.S. Government & Politics, Law Studies, Contemporary History, World History, U.S. History and International Relations. Cordes co-wrote the World History curriculum in Prince Georges County, Maryland, and developed history lessons for a PBS biography series. Previously, she lived in Europe for 20 years as a Peace Corps volunteer and ESOL teacher focusing on world affairs.
Now in its 28th year, C-SPAN’s Fellowship Program selects teachers to partner with the Education Relations team to create new content for the upcoming school year. Last summer, due to COVID-19, the four-week, in-person experience successfully shifted to an online environment. This year, the program continues virtually, where educators will 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. The educators will receive $1,000 for participating in the program.
“With the move to virtual and hybrid learning over the past year and a half, our online lessons and digital resources helped bridge the gap for many teachers and students,” said Craig McAndrew, director of C-SPAN Education Relations. “We look forward to working with Cordes as we develop new resources this summer to further support the instructional needs of educators returning to school in the fall.”
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 television companies. In Ponte Vedra, C-SPAN is available locally on Comcast.
“We partner with C-SPAN to support educational programs like the C-SPAN Classroom because we believe it’s important that students understand how our government works,” said Bill Ferry, Senior Director of External Affairs and Community Impact for Comcast in North Florida. “We’re proud to provide all three C-SPAN networks in Jacksonville and St. Augustine and share their robust educational and political resources with the North Florida community.”
The Fellowship will take place July 5-30. The program will coincide with C-SPAN’s Summer Educators’ Conferences for middle and high school teachers, which will be held virtually at the end of July. During the conferences, Lindow 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/opportunities/.