Join us online at one of our scheduled workshops listed below!

Facing History x KQED: Youth Voice As Civic Action
March 6, 4-6pm PST

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

In this general election year, it is now more urgent than ever to empower youth with the knowledge, skills and disposition to make positive change through civic action in community and digital spaces.

Join KQED and Facing History for an interactive 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 own stories and viewpoints with their peers and wider community.   

From Empathy to Youth Action: Telling Stories About Climate Change
March 9, 9am-3:30pm PST

In person workshop; for grade 6-12 educators ($35)

Teaching climate change can feel overwhelming. How can teachers and students approach climate content with hope and action? And what role does empathy and student voice play in solving the climate crisis?

Join the California Academy of Sciences and KQED for a climate workshop that combines science, pedagogy, and media-making!

With educators from the California Academy of Sciences, you will experience an environmental learning cycle that connects you to local stories about climate change, and discover why empathy is the place to start. Then join KQED educators and create an audio model for a climate advocacy project you can do with students. You’ll leave with ready-to-use curriculum, resources, and tools to empower students to share their voice about climate change topics that matter to them.

This workshop is designed for teachers of grades 6-12. All educators are welcome.

This in-person workshop will take place at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $35 for this workshop. A limited number of tickets are available, and registration will close on Thursday, March 7 OR when full.

"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

Celebrate Earth Month with Media-Making Projects Across the Grades
March 13, 4-5pm PDT

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

Students have a lot to say about the environment, climate change and the future of this planet. Join us to learn about how you can uplift youth voice with media projects to celebrate Earth Month! In this interactive online workshop, educators of all subjects and grade levels will explore ways to encourage creative communication and storytelling around environmental issues and topics that students care about the most and leave with ready-to-use resources, curriculum and inspiration to implement media-making projects in their classrooms.

Teaching Mindful Media Creation (with Learning for Justice)
March 14, 1:30-2:30pm PDT

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

Join Learning for Justice, along with experts from Northern California public media station KQED, for a webinar on thoughtful, impactful and critical media creation! In this webinar you’ll learn about the role of media creation as a part of helping students grow as learners and engage in their communities. You’ll also get to see and reflect on examples of youth-created media with other participants. Finally, you’ll gain resources for aligning student-led media creation to your practice. This webinar will follow our new panel discussion format, responding directly to the needs of educators; join us!

"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

KQED x WeVideo: Inspire and Inform with Student Mini-Documentary Projects
March 27, 4-6pm PDT

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

Informational media is critical in today's society by providing the knowledge and know-how to navigate the complex and constantly evolving world. KQED’s Show What You Know Youth Media Challenge invites students to create their own mini-documentary to share their voice, learning, expertise and curiosity. In this interactive workshop, we’ll partner with WeVideo to explore ready-to-use curriculum and media-making resources, jump into video pre-production, and start a mini-documentary to use as a model with students. You’ll leave with everything you need to do KQED’s Show What You Know Youth Media Challenge in the next school year.

The Power of Video Storytelling for Celebration and Reflection
April 10, 4-6pm PDT

Online workshop; for grades 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. 

Call for Change: Argument Writing and Action for Election 2024 (with the National Writing Project)
April 17, 4-6pm PDT

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

With the 2024 Election approaching, help students craft arguments about issues that matter to them–then share their voice through audio storytelling. Join the National Writing Project and KQED to unpack the genre of civic commentary, which combines both personal experience and research-based evidence, then start your own audio commentary to use as a model with students. You’ll leave with hands-on experience, curriculum resources in English and Spanish, and access to web-based media tools needed to do KQED’s Call for Change Youth Media Challenge or another civic media project.

If You Really Knew Me: Identity, Belonging & Multimedia Storytelling (with Facing History)
July 24, 10am-12pm PST

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

Developing an understanding of their own identity deepens young peoples’ relationships with each other, breaks down stereotypes, and nurtures a sense of community and belonging. How can educators support young people to share a powerful message, memory, story, value or life lesson about themselves or their community? In this interactive online workshop, participants will explore Facing History’s classroom-ready materials and jump into project planning and media creation related to KQED’s First Person Photo Essay Youth Media Challenge project. We also talk about how middle and high school students can publish their work on KQED’s Youth Media Showcase and share their voice beyond the classroom.

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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.