In this free, hands-on course you will

  • Get step-by-step guidance on planning and implementing a media project from start to finish
  • Learn how to select and plan for different elements of the project, from media formats and tools to aligning learning goals with your content and standards
  • Create a ready-to-use media project plan or unit

Who Should Take This Course

K-12 educators in all subject areas who want to develop skills and confidence with media making and media literacy.

Course Features

Learn online at your own pace with step-by-step videos and hands-on activities. Join live events with instructors and peers. It’s completely free!

Certificate of Completion

Earn a Certificate of Completion for 5 hours of professional development and get started on earning a PBS Media Literacy micro-credential.

Online Workshop (FREE)

October 4, 4-6pm PDT

If You Really Knew Me: Identity, Belonging and Multimedia Storytelling with Facing History California x KQED 

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. REGISTER HERE

Learning Objectives

Understand the components needed to successfully plan and implement a media project with students, including:

  • Aligning your media project to your content and standards
  • Choosing the media format and digital tools that best communicate your project’s content and student’s learning effectively
  • Creating a clear timeline for your project from start to finish
  • Managing group work, collaboration, equity and accessibility
Enroll now for free!

You will have four weeks to complete the assignments in this course and receive a Certificate of Completion. If you would like to continue to access the course content after those 4 weeks, you are welcome to re-enroll. There is no penalty for taking the course multiple times.

Your Instructors

We support educators in integrating video storytelling, audio podcasts and other media literacy skills into their teaching practice.

Angel Valerio

Angel is KQED’s program manager for STEM professional learning. Previously, she worked in South Los Angeles and East Oakland as a high school life science teacher and instructional coach. She is passionate about the intersection of science, social justice, and uplifting youth voice.

Rachel Roberson

Rachel is KQED’s program manager for humanities professional learning. Previously, she was an English and social studies classroom teacher and teacher leader in San Francisco, Oakland, Austin and internationally. Before becoming a teacher, she was a newspaper reporter in the Bay Area.

Rik Panganiban

Rik is the manager of online learning and educator certification at KQED. Rik was the head of Digital Learning at the California Academy of Sciences and the instructional design lead for Science Action Club.

PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED

This course helps prepare you to apply for the Implementing Media Projects in the Upper Grades or Implementing Media Projects in Early Childhood micro-credentials on Digital Promise.

Earn all 8 micro-credentials (MCs) to become a certified PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator.

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.

All course content unless otherwise noted is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This license excludes all user generated content unless explicitly labeled for reuse by the user. Permission to reuse user generated content should be directed to the individual creator.

Have a question? Email us at [email protected] or check out our FAQ. Find out about our district supports here.