Join KQED at the Teachers for Social Justice Conference this Saturday, October 7th. Each year, hundreds of educators both locally and nationally gather to network, explore empowering learning environments, and develop a professional learning community. Through a series of workshops, speakers, and community building events, the conference will explore the theme of Connecting Struggles & Radical Resilience. The conference will take place from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PST at Mission High School in San Francisco, California.

Above the Noise: Cutting Through the Media Hype + Modeling Critical Inquiry
Saturday, October 7th
10:45 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

This session explores how to inspire civic engagement using a variety of resources and methods designed to increase critical media literacy and data literacy in this age of fake new and emotionally charged, partisan viewpoints. We will watch episodes from KQED’s series Above the Noise and discuss potential applications in the classroom and beyond.

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Above the Noise, a new YouTube series for teens, cuts through the hype and dives deep into the science behind the issues affecting their daily lives. The weekly series takes on controversial subject matter with facts and research to help young viewers draw informed conclusions, while inspiring media literacy and civic engagement.

KQED at Teachers for Social Justice Conference 2 October,2017Stephanie Thatcher


Stephanie Thatcher

Stephanie Thatcher is currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley majoring in Philosophy and Legal Studies. Her interests primarily lie in civics, politics, and media literacy. Stephanie is the KQED Education Services Intern.

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