KQED Teach is designed to prepare educators for the digital literacy demands associated with teaching with media. Our newest course, produced in partnership with the amazing producers and educators at Youth Radio, provides teachers with the skills and resources needed to produce their own podcasts, as well as bring podcasting into the classroom.


Visit KQED Teach for access to this amazing free course and a vibrant community of fellow educators learning along with you. You’ll also find our other courses on Media Essentials, Social Media, and Video Storytelling Essentials.

KQED Teach courses are always free and self-paced so that you can learn what you want, when you want. They are designed around a simple learning cycle:

  • Make a variety of digital media and gain confidence in the role of producer.
  • Share your projects and discuss your learning and experiences integrating new skills in your learning environment, with a community of educators learning and developing with you.
  • Then, Level up and Repeat.

KQED Teach courses focus on key digital literacies including participation in online communities, the ability to decipher and manipulate digital imagery in a variety of forms, and competence in both making original media and sharing it with audiences that matter.

Through these courses we believe you will gain the confidence and ability to integrate media into your curriculum in exciting ways that empower both you and your students.

Learn Podcasting with KQED Teach and Youth Radio 29 September,2016Randy Depew


Randy Depew

Randy Depew is KQED Education’s Managing Director. An expert in media-based learning and pedagogy in K-12 classrooms, Randy leads the development of KQED education products and oversees the production of professional learning content, classroom curriculum, and media to support those products. Randy spent 20 years as a high school teacher science and digital media arts teacher and teacher leader of a California Partnership Academy in the East Bay focused on college and career readiness where he was the 2001 MDUSD teacher of the year and the 2000 Technology and Learning Magazine’s California Technology teacher of the year. He also spent 16 years as an adjunct faculty member in Brandman University’s School of Education. Randy holds a B.A. in chemistry from U.C. Berkeley, a M.A. in curriculum and instruction from Chapman University, and an Ed.D. in organizational leadership from Brandman University.

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