The KQED Teacher Ambassador program is a cohort of enthusiastic and energetic education leaders with strong digital skills who are passionate about KQED Education’s mission to amplify youth voice, make media, increase civic participation, and provide richer learning experiences. Working closely with KQED and their cohort, Teacher Ambassadors share KQED’s educational resources with the greater educator community, help other educators build their media literacy, and grow their professional skills.
What KQED Teacher Ambassadors Do
Our ambassadors support KQED Education through a variety of ways, including:
Actively Use and Share KQED Resources: Spread the word about KQED’s mission, resources, and initiatives with your network via social media, email, blog posts, department meetings, and other outlets.
Conference and Event Participation: Represent KQED at education conferences and events through presentations and hosting the KQED booth with us.
Trainings and Workshops: Lead trainings and workshops of KQED Teach and KQED Learn in your school, district, and other organizations, as well as help facilitate KQED Teach bootcamps.
Content Development : Write for our blog for classroom teachers, In the Classroom, and help create resources that educators need and want by participating in pilot programs and providing feedback on KQED products and services.
Community Engagement: Collaborate with and learn from fellow ambassadors by sharing your expertise and best practices on using media in the classroom. Support and communicate with other educators on KQED Teach and the private KQED Education Network Facebook group.
Play a Key Role in Advancing Media Literacy: With support and resources from KQED, you will make a lasting impact in assisting the learning process of other educators and advancing digital literacy and student voice in your community.
Build Your Professional Network and Skills: Strengthen your leadership through public speaking and presentation opportunities, collaborate with your cohort of exceptional peers, and enjoy membership to the private KQED Educator community of dedicated and innovative educators to lead discussions about important education issues. You’ll also receive complimentary year membership to KQED, and registration to blended KQED Teach courses.
Scholarships: Receive limited scholarship funding to cover travel, registration or substitute salaries for teachers co-presenting with KQED at conferences.
Insider Access: Be the first to hear about and pilot new products and features, and have direct access to KQED staff to share ideas and give feedback.
Recognition and Swag: Get listed on our Teacher Ambassador website and receive special KQED Teacher Ambassador swag.
How to Apply
Applications for the 2018/2019 cohort are now closed. Applications for the 2019/2020 school year will open March 2019.
KQED Educator Network
Don’t have the bandwidth to be a KQED Teacher Ambassador but want to help share KQED resources and be part of the KQED education family? Join the KQED Educator Network! Sign up for our KQED Educator Network newsletter or join our Facebook group and receive updates to share with your network and resources to help you spread the word about KQED products and services to your colleagues. You’ll also be notified of professional development opportunities and other ways to engage more deeply with KQED and our amazing community of educators.