Marcus teacher to attend C-SPAN conference in Washington

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Carey Petkoff

Marcus High School Teacher Carey Petkoff is heading to the nation’s capital soon for a C-SPAN Educators’ Conference.

Petkoff, a social studies teacher, is one of just 29 teachers from around the country who were selected to attend the high school conference, which will be held July 25-26, according to a C-SPAN news release.

The conference provides educators with the opportunity to explore C-SPAN Classroom’s free teaching resources, hear from guest speakers and learn how to search, clip and share videos from over 250,000 hours in C-SPAN’s Video Library. C-SPAN Classroom offers a variety of content on different topics, including public affairs, the branches of government, history and literature featured in short Current Events videos, Lesson Plans and Bell Ringers, On This Day in History events, Constitution Clips and Classroom Deliberations, according to the news release. Attendees discover how to incorporate these resources into their curriculums and create engaged learning experiences for students.

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.

“This conference provides a hands-on experience for teachers to discover new tools to take back to the classroom, and we’re excited to see the innovative ways teachers will implement these resources,” said Craig McAndrew, C-SPAN Manager of Education Relations. “For over 20 years, C-SPAN has hosted Educators’ Conferences, and we look forward to meeting and working with this year’s participants.”

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