The C- SPAN Education Foundation recently named Mary Sue Maurer of Calabasas a recipient of C-SPAN’s 2011 Teacher Fellowship program.
The foundation offers the selective national program to teachers who demonstrate creative use of C-SPAN programming in their teaching and with their students.
Maurer, a member of the Calabasas City Council, teaches at Westmark School in Encino.
The fellows will work at CSPAN’s offices for four weeks this summer in Washington, D.C., to develop resources for educators who seek to incorporate C-SPAN programming and websites into their classrooms. Each fellow will receive an award of $7,000 to covers housing and travel expenses.
C- SPAN Classroom at www.c-span.org/classroom is a free membership service that encourages teachers of grades six through 12 to enhance their lessons with C-SPAN programming, a variety of educational programs relating to the networks’ coverage of public affairs.
Fellows were chosen by a panel and evaluated based on their innovative use of C-SPAN programming, dedication to learning new technologies and commitment to professional development.