Kick-start effective online and blended learning 
with free professional development from KQED. 

KQED can provide dedicated instruction for teachers in your school, district or county, free of charge. 

Our online courses help teachers build the 21st century skills they will need this year. Our student resources make it easy to incorporate youth voice into lessons on hot topics like the 2020 election. Schedule a call to get started!

For many teachers, school closures have been a crash course in making media for the classroom. Give your teachers the chance to skill up. Our experts teach practical audio, video and graphics skills using free, easy media tools.

PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification 
received a 2019 Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning magazine.

Public Education

  • California Department of Education
  • San Francisco Bay Area County Offices of Education
  • University of California, Riverside

Selected KQED Partners

Education Organizations 

  • PBS Education
  • Common Sense Education
  • National Writing Project
  • ISTE
  • 100kin10

Our Resources

The California Department of Education selected KQED to help fulfill the state mandate to provide instructional resources on media literacy to all California teachers.

Common Sense Education rated KQED Teach a “Super PD resource for making media in the classroom.” 

KQED offers standards-aligned resources perfect for traditional classrooms or distance learning.

Resources for teachers and districts:

  • KQED Teach: Self-paced and instructor-led online digital media courses

  • District workshops: Media-making and media literacy skill-building during professional development days

  • KQED Media Academy cohorts: Teachers work towards PBS Media Literacy Educator certification so they can coach and equip their peers

  • Mind/Shift: A podcast exploring the future of education

Resources for students:

  • KQED Learn: A civil dialogue platform engaging students around the US

  • Let's Talk About Election 2020: A media challenge for youth to make and share video commentaries about key issues; co-hosted by KQED, the National Writing Project and PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

  • PBS LearningMedia: Online PreK-12 lessons and videos that integrate with your LMS

Prepare your teachers for digital media excellence

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School Districts

  • Benicia Unified School District
  • East Side Union High School District
  • Elk Grove Unified School District
  • Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Oak Grove Unified School District
  • Oakland Unified School District
  • Petaluma City Schools
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • San Mateo Union High School District
  • San Ramon Unified School District
  • Val Verde Unified School District
  • West Sonoma County High School District

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Evaluating online information is now trickier than ever. We give teachers a nuanced deep dive. Teachers learn to support students using best practices from professional journalists and fact checkers. 

Great youth media doesn’t require fancy equipment or a long lead time. We help teachers build media creation into learning and evaluate student work. The Let's Talk About Election 2020 youth media challenge is our turn-key, standards-aligned option for fall.

Reach out to make a plan with our team.

The best way to get started is to talk with us. Schedule a call to create a tailored plan for your district, county or school. 

Schedule a school or district workshop for this summer or fall.

Hour-long online workshops introduce free resources from KQED and build media skills teachers can use right away.

Convene a KQED Media Academy cohort.

For teachers and TOSAs who want more, this 40-hour learning cohort is a pathway to PBS Media Literacy Educator certification.

See Results

KQED’s learning resources help districts across California and nationwide. We look forward to being part of your success story as well.

How to Get Started

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Ready to get started? Schedule a call to start making a plan for your school or district.