Schedule

Inspire Science Communications with Student Documentaries

February 1, 4-6pm PST

Online workshop; for grade 6-12 educators (Free)

Middle and high school teachers: Help students build science communication skills and share their learning in all science subjects with mini-documentaries. This workshop is interactive and hands-on. You’ll start your own mini-doc as a model for students and leave with curriculum, resources and ideas to make science concepts visible in your classroom. Learn more about student publishing opportunities through KQED’s Science Documentary Youth Media

"I love the hands on aspect of all the KQED workshops. Thank you for giving us time to create model texts for our students." - High school educator

Learning Through a Lens: Making Photo Essays Across the Curriculum
February 8, 4-5pm PST

Online workshop; for grade K-12 (Free)

Photo essays inspire and educate using images. Just think how breathtaking images in publications like National Geographic connect us to the world. Photo essays are also a great entry point for media makers of all ages and across subject areas. In this workshop, hear from KQED’s photojournalist Beth LaBerge, get hands on starting your own model photo essay, and explore how a photo essay project could work in your learning environment. 


Youth Voice as Civic Action with KQED and Facing History and Ourselves
February 15, 4-6pm PST

Online workshop; for grades 6-12 (Free)

Join KQED and Facing History for a hands-on online workshop exploring the pivotal role of young people in civic engagement. Educators will explore classroom-ready resources, activities and tools designed to help students harness the power of civic action and audio storytelling to share their stories and viewpoints with peers and wider community. This is a streamlined version of our popular summer workshop. We are offering the same workshop on March 1 at a time more friendly to East Coast educators.

Engage Students in Current Events and Civil Discussions with KQED and Common Sense Media
February 21, 4-5pm PST

Online workshop, for grades 6-12 (Free)

Support students to practice critical thinking as they analyze video prompts, conduct research, and present their own evidence-based perspective. Come away with ideas, resources and ready-to-use lessons.

Connect and Inspire with Student-Created Audio Essays with KQED and the National Writing Project
February 22, 4-6pm PST

Online workshop; for grade 6-12 educators (Free)

Create space for students to bring their whole selves into your classroom with voice-only audio storytelling. Relatively easy to produce, this type of podcast strengthens writing, speaking, listening and language fluency, in addition to boosting confidence and centering student voice. In this workshop, we’ll create an audio essay from script to recording, hear from an educator who has used audio storytelling to promote deeper learning, and explore tools that make audio production possible in a range of learning environments. Finally, learn about how your middle and high school students can publish their work on KQED’s Youth Media Showcase and share their voice beyond the classroom.




"I'm just so appreciative. This was a wonderful surprise. [This time] felt like a gift. There are still talented, creative, fun people in the world who are dedicated to improving education for our students. Thanks for refreshing my soul!" - High school educator

Youth Voice as Civic Action with KQED and Facing History and Ourselves
March 1, 4-6pm Eastern (1-3pm PST)

Online workshop; for grades 6-12 (Free)

Join KQED and Facing History for a hands-on online workshop exploring the pivotal role of young people in civic engagement. Educators will explore classroom-ready resources, activities and tools designed to help students harness the power of civic action and audio storytelling to share their stories and viewpoints with peers and wider community. This is a streamlined version of our popular summer workshop. This is a repeat of the workshop offered on February 15.

Hear the Year: Finishing Strong with Audio Storytelling
March 22, 4-6pm PST

Online workshop; for grade 6-12 educators (Free)
Wrap up a year of learning by empowering students to reflect on the school year, share insight about current issues, show what they know, or consider the future. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore a range of audio projects that support deeper learning and creative expression, unpack curriculum and tools to make audio production possible, and learn about publishing opportunities through KQED’s Youth Media Challenges. Help connect your students to each other and an audience beyond the classroom with audio storytelling.

The Power of Video Storytelling for Reflection and Celebration
April 19, 4-5pm PDT

Online workshop; for grade K-12 educators (Free)

Video projects are a powerful way to connect with students and strengthen classroom community as we wrap up the year. Explore a variety of video projects from K-12 classrooms that show the impact of video storytelling, then start your own video to use as a model for a year-end reflection, celebration or a culminating video project. You’ll get hands-on experience with video editing tools, as well as classroom resources, modifiable curriculum, and connections to further learning with KQED. Video production beginners and experts will leave with something useful for their practice.


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About KQED

KQED is a nonprofit, public media station and NPR and PBS member station based in San Francisco that offers award-winning education resources and services free to educators nationwide. KQED Teach is a collection of professional development courses that empower educators to teach media literacy, make media for the classroom and lead media-making projects with students in K-12.