Lesson plans and resources aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and ISTE standards, and geared toward early childhood through upper elementary.
Activities, lesson plans and resources from PBS, KQED and other public media stations. Get started with one of these collections:
Lower Elementary (K-2)
+ Social Studies/Family Life: Molly of Denali
+ Math: Peg + Cat
+ Science: Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms, K-2
Early Childhood (PK/TK)
+ SEL: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
+ Science and Engineering: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
Free professional development to help you hone your media making skills and incorporate media literacy into your teaching.
Online courses for educators that typically take about 6 hours to complete. Choose self-paced or facilitated. Get started with one of these:
+ Making Digital Comics
+ Safety & Privacy in Participatory Culture
+ Thinking & Making with Media PreK-2 on PBS TeacherLine
KQED Teach is a “Super PD resource for making media in the classroom”
-Common Sense Education
PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED
Certification is earned by completing 8 micro-credentials. No seat-time required. Start with one of these:
+ Implementing Media Projects in Early Childhood
+ Evaluating Online Tools for Classroom Use
More Education Content from KQED
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Mind/Shift Explore the future of learning in all its dimensions — including cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more on this blog and podcast.
Deep Look Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with Deep Look, a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series.
Art School A video series for people who want to learn about art, with artist interviews and how-to videos.
Quest Engaging, relevant science and engineering resources for educators, students and lifelong learners.