Your Ally in Teaching Media Literacy and Amplifying Youth Voice
KQED serves educators and students nationwide by providing free, high-quality resources that strengthen media literacy skills, empower youth voice and encourage civil discourse. As a nonprofit and a leader in media innovation, KQED provides standards-aligned classroom content and professional development courses that educators can trust. The KQED education team is comprised of educators and experienced media professionals with a passion for equity and access in education.
KQED’s free educational services include:
- KQED Teach
Self-paced, online courses teach educators to create multimedia and integrate media literacy into their curriculum–across subjects and grades.
- PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification
Created by KQED in partnership with PBS, educators can earn this certification by completing 8 micro-credentials.
- KQED Learn
A safe, online space for middle and high school students to practice media literacy and civic discourse skills with peers nationwide.
- Above the Noise
Co-created with youth, this video series investigates controversial topics relevant to students’ lives.
- Youth Takeover of KQED
Each year, student-produced stories take over the airwaves of KQED for one week in the spring.
KQED is a nonprofit, public-supported alternative to commercial media. An NPR and PBS affiliate based in San Francisco, KQED is home to one of the most listened-to public radio stations in the nation, one of the highest-rated public television services and an award-winning education program helping students and educators thrive in 21st-century classrooms. A trusted news source and leader and innovator in interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration — exposing them to new people, places and ideas.
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