What is KQED Teach?

KQED Teach offers free, self-paced courses on media literacy that teachers can use to create engaging experiences in the classroom. All courses are self-paced, so you can learn what you want, when you want, alongside a community of supportive educators. KQED Teach was developed by KQED, an award-winning PBS and NPR affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area.


Who is KQED Teach for? Can students use KQED Teach?

We want educators to practice and experience media making first-hand before bringing it into the classroom. KQED Teach is meant to be student free.


What courses are available?

Our courses are all focused on media analysis, media making, and bringing media projects into your classroom. You can find them here.

We’re always updating KQED Teach. Whether it’s a new course, a new challenge, or a new platform functionality - you’ll always find something new!


Do you offer CEUs/badges/micro-credentials?

Coming May 1, PBS Media Literacy Certification by KQED

We created the PBS Media Literacy Certification by KQED to a) recognize and promote the educators who possess and apply these skills already and b) provide a clear pathway, through coursework and other instructional resources, for those educators who need or desire support. Learn more here


How do I…

Use my profile?

Your profile is where you can upload a photo and share a little about yourself. Include your school district and links to your social media accounts to connect with fellow educators based on location, teaching experience, and ideas for bringing media into the classroom. 

Look at your profile to see all the posts you’ve contributed to KQED Teach. If you see great work by another user, check out their profile to see what else they have done.


See/edit/delete my posts?

You can find most of your posts by checking your profile. From there, you can edit or delete your posts. You can find your lesson plans in the Lesson Plans page (right next to this, the FAQ!)


Still can’t find it?

It’s possible that we moderated your post or comment. See our Community Guidelines here


What do I do if I get stuck with a digital tool or am experiencing technical difficulties?

Don’t get discouraged. It happens to everyone! 

  • Ask other educators for help by including the problem in your Make & Share, or by posting the question to the community. 
  • Check to see if there is a “Help” section on the tool’s website, and search there.
  • Google it! This is often the quickest and best solution for getting un-stuck. Use a few keywords to describe your problem, and include the tool name. 


Can I reply to other people’s posts?

Yes! And you should. We’re all educators here, and can teach and learn from each other. 


Who sees my posts?

When you post your Make & Shares (and practices) as you progress through courses, they can only be seen by other users who have taken the same course. This is so you can learn from your fellow educators and they can learn from you.

Only people who have an account and are logged in to KQED Teach can see posts. They do not come up in search engines like Google.


Can schools and districts sign up for KQED Teach?

Yes! Through school or district implementation, course availability can be customized and curated to meet school or district goals and objectives. Contact our partnerships manager, Almetria Vaba (avaba@kqed.org) for more information.




What did we miss?

Ask us your questions here teach@kqed.org