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.
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.
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!
We don’t have them yet, but stay tuned! We are currently finding ways to formally recognize all the skills you learn by taking our courses.
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.
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!)
It’s possible that we moderated your post or comment. See our Community Guidelines here.
Don’t get discouraged. It happens to everyone!
Yes! And you should. We’re all educators here, and can teach and learn from each other.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
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