Events Schedule

Facts not Fiction: Spot Bad Science Reporting in the News and Media
January 18, 4-5pm PST

Online workshop; for grade 3-12 educators (Free)

Science is ever evolving with new discoveries, technology and research, but with the speed that information is spread by the news cycle and social media, oftentimes science can get oversimplified or sensationalized in order to get views. In this interactive workshop, you will learn how to spot bad science reporting and misinformation and practice identifying and evaluating credible sources. You’ll leave with ideas, teaching tips and ready-to-use resources to use in your STEM classroom.

"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

Go Behind the Camera to Help Students Analyze Media Messages
January 24, 4-5pm PST

Online workshop; for grade 3-12 educators (Free)

From TikTok videos and “authentic” social media influencers to advertisements and docudramas, teaching students how to critically read media is more important than ever. In this workshop, learn how media messages are built not just through catchy slogans but also production choices like framing and music–and how these choices are often designed to play on our biases and motivate our interests and actions.


Data Storytelling with Infographics
January 31, 4-5pm PST

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

Join Angel, Rachel and Rik to learn how infographics offer a powerful way to motivate students and demonstrate learning. Explore the elements of design, get started making your own infographic, and come away with tips and techniques for creating data visualization with students. Open to all! This is a great live class for those already signed up for Making Infographics to Inspire Learning--and is a fun way to get your feet wet if you're considering enrolling in that course.


"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

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 Challenge.


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.


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.


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.