Welcome to Making Videos to Inspire Learning! We are excited that you want to add video creation to your teaching practice in order to further enhance your curriculum and engage your students. Video is a powerful way to both visually communicate and share your voice and we know youth are consuming and engaging with videos on social media all the time - so why not leverage that creativity!


Why take this course?

  • You want move beyond the screencast and learn the ins and outs of video production
  • You want resources, examples and ideas on ways to use video in the classroom from KQED experts and fellow educators
  • You want feedback from media literacy experts (your instructors!) on the video and lesson plan you create
  • You’re interested in earning the Making Media for Classroom Use: Audio and Video micro-credential! 

Whatever your level of interest, in this course we’ll guide you through making your own video so you get a deeper understanding of the process, and how it can help you support your students’ learning. 

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 by creating your own video to use in your classroom and a lesson plan that shows how you will use this video.

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 toward 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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