Two Free and Cool Summer Learning Opportunities for Teachers

Summer feels like it's a long way off right now which is why I like to start thinking about it now and putting some fun things on summer calendar. If you like to do the same, here's a couple of cool summer learning opportunities that you might want to investigate and apply for. C-SPAN Fellowship and ConferenceEvery year C-SPAN hosts an educators' conference and hosts a summer fellowship program. A friend of mine participated in the conference a couple of years ago and he said it was an amazing experience! This summer the program is going to be virtual. C-SPAN's Summer Fellowship program is now open for applications. Those who are accepted into the program will spend a few weeks working remotely with C-SPAN's education team. Participants receive a $1,000 stipend for their participation in the program. More details about the summer fellowship program are available here. Applications are due by May 6, 2022.Smithsonian Teacher Innovator InstituteThis is a program for middle school STEAM teachers. This is a two week program hosted at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Lodging, food, and travel is paid for by the museum. If you're not sure if that's you, there is a little eligibility check tool that you can use on the Smithsonian Teacher Innovator Institute website. Applications are due by February 15th. 

Two Free and Cool Summer Learning Opportunities for Teachers
Summer feels like it's a long way off right now which is why I like to start thinking about it now and putting some fun things on summer calendar. If you like to do the same, here's a couple of cool summer learning opportunities that you might want to investigate and apply for. 

C-SPAN Fellowship and Conference
Every year C-SPAN hosts an educators' conference and hosts a summer fellowship program. A friend of mine participated in the conference a couple of years ago and he said it was an amazing experience! This summer the program is going to be virtual. C-SPAN's Summer Fellowship program is now open for applications. Those who are accepted into the program will spend a few weeks working remotely with C-SPAN's education team. Participants receive a $1,000 stipend for their participation in the program. More details about the summer fellowship program are available here. Applications are due by May 6, 2022.

Smithsonian Teacher Innovator Institute
This is a program for middle school STEAM teachers. This is a two week program hosted at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Lodging, food, and travel is paid for by the museum. If you're not sure if that's you, there is a little eligibility check tool that you can use on the Smithsonian Teacher Innovator Institute website. Applications are due by February 15th.