The Region 4  Annual Bridging the Bay After School Conference (January 31 – February 1, 2014) begins today. The Bridging the Bay Conference brings together over 500 after school professionals from seven Bay Area counties for two days of learning, networking, and collaboration. Join KQED for a workshop:

Engaging Learning Activities with PBS Resources
Saturday 2:15- 3:45pm
This session will provide an overview of public media resources available to educators including PBS LearningMedia, a media library of videos, audio and interactives in primary subjects for K-12 learners. Examples for media integration will be demonstrated. Participants will create their own collection of media using LearningMedia.  An overview of KQED Do Now will be given, including project goals, objectives, and demonstrating how it works in the classroom. Participants will then be asked to join the conversation as we see their responses come up in our Twitter feed on

Resource Highlights

1. PBS LearningMedia A next-generation digital media service which brings together the best of public media, produced specifically for educators. The online library contains over 36,000 media resources for K-12 learning.

2. Interactive Games  Thousands of compelling interactive learning resources from PBS and partners.

3. Self- Paced Lessons Online self-paced lessons for blended learning, funded by the Walmart Foundation, are designed to enhance the literacy skills of struggling readers in grades 5–8.  Each uses videos, interactive activities, note taking, reading, and writing to present students with an engaging science, social studies, mathematics, or English language arts topic.

4. Professional Development Modules Online professional development modules are self-paced explorations of media making in the classroom.

5. Digital Tool Kit Short  demonstration videos that teach how to use free media making tools.

6. Do Now A new series of activities for students to respond to current issues through the use KQED’s award-winning online media resources and social media tools like Twitter.




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Almetria Vaba

Almetria Vaba administers the California edition of PBS LearningMedia, a digital media service for educators from PBS and WGBH. Check it out at:

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