What is KQED Teach?
KQED Teach offers free, self-paced courses on media literacy that teachers can use to create engaging experiences in the classroom. All courses are self-paced, so you can learn what you want, when you want, alongside a community of supportive educators. KQED Teach was developed by KQED, an award-winning PBS and NPR affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Who is KQED Teach for? Can students use KQED Teach?
We want educators to practice and experience media making first-hand before bringing it into the classroom. KQED Teach is meant to be student free.
Can schools and districts sign up for KQED Teach?
Yes! Through school or district implementation, course availability can be customized and curated to meet school or district goals and objectives. Contact our Associate Director of Partnerships & Distribution, Almetria Vaba (email@example.com) for more information.
What courses are available?
Our courses are all focused on media analysis, media making, and bringing media projects into your classroom. You can find them here. We’re always updating KQED Teach. Whether it’s a new course, a new challenge, or a new platform functionality.
Do you offer CEUs or micro-credentials?
We do not currently offer CEUs or other professional development credits. However we do offer certificates of course completion which may be recognized by your district for PD hours. Many KQED Teach courses can help you earn micro-credentials associated with the PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification. See this page for information on which courses are associated with which micro-credentials.
How do I earn a certificate of course completion?
After you complete a KQED Teach course, you will be awarded a certificate of course completion that you can download. You will also receive the certificate to the email listed in your KQED Teach account. Certificates of course completion highlight estimated course hours, the project completed and the certificate award date.
Are certificates of course completion the same as the PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED?
No. Certificates of course completion are individually awarded each time you complete a course on KQED Teach. PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED is a certification program designed to highlight classroom educators’ media literacy expertise. Learn more about becoming a PBS Media Literacy Certified Educator.
What can I do with my certificate of course completion?
You can use your certificate of course completion as evidence to share with your district for professional development hours. You can also share your certificate of course completion on social media, or add your certificate to your email signature, LinkedIn profile, or professional website.
How long are certificates of course completion valid?
Certificates of course completion do not expire.
What is Accredible?
Accredible is the service we use to provide the digital certificates of course completion so that you can have a record of your achievements. Problems with your certificate? Can’t find the right solution? Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I change institutions / my email address?
Email email@example.com with the current email address associated with your account and what you like it changed to. After we change your email address in our system, you will retain all the progress on your courses you are currently enrolled in, and access to the certificates of any courses you have completed. We unfortunately cannot merge two separate accounts at this time.
What did we miss? Ask us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org