Welcome to Implementing and Assessing Student Video Projects! We consume videos all the time and know how powerful and engaging they can be. You’re here because you’re thinking about harnessing the powerful medium of video to help students share their voice and communicate their learning. This course is designed to take about 8 hours total. If interested, you can earn graduate units for course completion. Find out more here

Why take this course?

  • You want your students to create videos in your class, but would like to understand the steps of planning a project for them and assessing what they create
  • You want resources, examples and ideas for video projects from KQED experts and fellow educators
  • You want to get hands-on and create a unit or project plan for your classroom that you can use as soon as you complete this course
  • You want feedback from media literacy experts (your instructors!) on the video project assessment you create 
  • You’re interested in earning the Implementing Media Projects and the Assessing Student Media micro-credentials! 

More About This Course

This course is divided into lessons that are a combination of text, images, videos and other interactive elements. You’ll finish up the course by putting together all of your learning in a final assignment: a project or unit plan for your student video project that includes an assessment tool, like a rubric, student checklist or peer review protocol. 

Course instructors will provide feedback on your assignment designed to help you improve your practice. Our recommendations will align with the requirements for PBS media literacy certification, which you will learn more about at the end of the course. In addition, you can see and comment on the submissions of other educators, which many course participants have found helpful.

You can go through the course at whatever pace makes sense for you, and review anything afterwards that you might have missed. In order to receive a certificate of completion, you will need to complete all the assignments and finish the course within four weeks of starting it. If you don’t finish in time, no worries, you can always re-enroll.

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