Events Schedule

The California STEAM Symposium
October 1-2, Anaheim, CA

In-person conference

Join us at #CASTEAM22! As the conference's public media partner, we're excited to experience amazing keynotes, hands-on professional learning workshops, and wellness activities. We’d love to meet you at our exhibitor booth or at one of our sessions. Register now at STEAMcalifornia.org with the JOINME22 discount code for $50 off.

Unleash the Power of Audio Storytelling
October 5, 4-6pm PDT

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

When we empower students to share their voice, we welcome their personal experiences, insight about the world, and ideas for 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.

"This was truly enjoyable and informative. Love attending a session where you leave with something you can implement directly in your classroom." - Elementary school educator

California Science Education Conference (CASE)
October 14 -16

In-person conference, Palm Springs, CA

STEM educators! Come to Palm Springs for professional learning, deepening connections, fostering creativity, generating new ideas and build your excitement and enthusiasm for science education inside and out of the classroom. We have two sessions on media-making in the STEM classroom. If you'll be there, come learn with us!


Using Empathy to Guide Human-Centered Engineering Design
October 18 & 20, 4-6pm PDT

2-part online workshop; for grade 6-12 educators (Free)

In this 2-part workshop, participants will explore the Engineering for Good Youth Media Challenge, a project-based unit for middle and high school students to engage in human-centered engineering design processes and communicating with media to an audience beyond the classroom. In this unit, students identify problems that disproportionately impact marginalized communities that can be solved or improved through engineering in order to disrupt patterns of injustice and inequity. Participants will analyze student examples, brainstorm topics that fit their subject matter, go through the steps of the engineering design process and create a model infographic communicating their solutions.


Fight Misinformation and Check Facts Like a Pro
October 26, 4-5pm PDT

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

Support students to develop healthy skepticism without turning into cynics as they build online research and reasoning skills. In this interactive workshop, learn how professional fact checkers avoid falling for misinformation, then practice identifying and evaluating credible sources using a variety of methods, including our favorite game: Share or Beware! You’ll leave with ideas, teaching tips and ready-to-use resources to help students find reliable sources no matter where they click. 


Share or Beware: Help Students Fight Misinformation Once Click at a Time
October 27, 2-3pm PDT

edWebinar; for grade K-12 educators (Free)
This Media Literacy Week, support your students as they learn to develop healthy skepticism without turning into cynics. Along the way, they’ll gain vital online reasoning skills and avoid the misinformation pitfalls of social media. You’ll learn from an educator who makes online evaluation a key part of her curriculum and explore how professional fact checkers evaluate information. Then, you’ll practice identifying credible sources using a variety of methods, including our fun, interactive game, Share or Beware. You’ll leave with ideas, teaching tips, and ready-to-use resources to help students find reliable sources no matter where they click.

Assessing and Implementing Student Media Projects
November 2, 4-5pm PDT

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

Explore best practices around assessing and implementing media projects across grade levels and subject areas. Come away with classroom-ready resources and ideas from KQED and fellow educators. Open to all, whether you’re planning your first media project, or have already made student media-making part of your 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.