Lesson plans and resources aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and ISTE standards, and geared toward middle and high school classes in STEM/STEAM, from biology to engineering.
Engineering for Good
Students use the engineering design process to define the “plastic problem,” brainstorm solutions, develop prototypes and iterate on their designs.
Above the Noise
Kick off meaningful discussions with this award-winning video series co-produced by KQED and PBS Digital Studios. Try one of these:
+ Confirmation Bias: Why Do Our Brains Love Fake News?
+ Top 4 Tips to Stop Bad Science Reporting
A place for students to practice communicating science concepts, civil discourse, media literacy and media-making. Discussions include video prompts from Above the Noise, lesson plans, viewing guides and transcripts in English and Spanish. Join these hot discussions:
+ Is a Carbon Tax the Best Way to Slow Climate Change?
+ Are Endangered Species Worth Saving?
+ How Far Should We Go When Editing Genes?
Explore all of our resources for bringing youth voice and media-making into the classroom, like this story created by a high school student for KQED Youth Takeover:
+ Farming That Uses a Little Water … And a Whole Lot of Fish Poop
Free professional development to help you hone your media making skills and incorporate media literacy into your teaching.
Online courses for STEM educators that typically take about 6 hours to complete. Choose self-paced or facilitated. Get started with one of these:
+ Making Infographics
+ Bias in Big Data & Algorithms
+ Finding and Evaluating Information
“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:
+ Evaluating Online Information
+ Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics & Interactives
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