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C-SPAN Bus coming to Rockford Sept. 18

Staff Report

ROCKFORD – The C-SPAN Bus will stop at two Rockford high schools Wednesday, Sept. 18, to give students an inside look at the network’s public affairs programming and resources and how it covers the federal government in Washington, D.C.

The bus will be at East High School from 8:15 a.m. to 10 a.m., and Jefferson High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Representatives will be talking to students about how to use C-SPAN resources in the classroom.

The C-SPAN Bus is an interactive, multimedia mobile classroom that travels the country to engage with community members and elected officials, showcasing C-SPAN’s public affairs programming and resources. This state-of-the-art customized motor coach stops at book festivals, high schools and universities to host students and teachers around the nation, giving them an inside look at C-SPAN’s comprehensive educational and political resources.

The bus comprises access to an exclusive interactive experience available on 11 large-screen tablets featuring C-SPAN programming and myriad of political and educational resources, smart TV and classroom area for conversations with students and teachers and high-definition TV production studio for taped and live programming. There’s also a 360-degree video station featuring C-SPAN’s unfiltered coverage of high-profile events and insightful, behind-the-scenes tours of U.S. landmarks and a D.C.-themed selfie station where visitors can share their Bus experiences through social media.

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