Discover new ways to inspire your students with free online resources from KQED at this year’s CATE Convention. This annual statewide event is sponsored by the California Association of Teachers of English and it will take place February 17-19, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara and the adjacent Convention Center. Additionally, KQED will host a workshop on February 16th at the pre-convention session with California Writing Project, a professional learning and leadership development network.

KQED Sessions

Thursday, February 16

Pre-Conference Session with California Writing Project
Hours and Location: TBD

Media Foundations session with KQED Teach (professional learning service for educators) to bolster media literacy skills.

Friday, February 17

Making Meaning of the News
11:00am- 12:15pm

This session will take a closer look at KQED’s news education resources and ways to engage students in the pressing issues of the day that 1) deepen and contextualize their understanding of current events, 2) provide meaningful opportunities for nonfiction text analysis, class discussions and multimedia exploration, and 3) increase access for English Language Learners.

KQED Teach: Free Online Digital Media Courses for Educators
2:45pm- 4:00pm

Centered around a community of learners making and sharing media, KQED Teach is a free online learning platform designed to improve the digital media skills educators need to meet the technological demands of the modern classroom and the Common Core. Courses cover video production, podcasting, interactive media creation and more! This interactive session will engage participants directly in activities designed to build teacher media literacy and discuss next steps to improve their digital literacy skills and bring them to their classrooms.

Saturday, February 18

Data Visualization in the English Classroom
9:30am- 10:45am

Learn how to use data visualization tools to provide meaningful opportunities for your students to engage in sharing stories with a larger audience of peers and adults. See examples of data visualization projects, such as interactive timelines and story maps, and get hands-on experience to prepare students for producing data visualizations to publish online.

Assessment and Curation with OER
3:30pm- 4:45pm

Participants will explore effective approaches in using free and open educational resources and platforms to assess, curate and personalize learning. Participants will walk away with examples of successful implementation of public media resources in Gooru, PBS LearningMedia and YouTube.  Resources

KQED at the CA Teachers of English Convention 17 February,2017Masha Pershay


Masha Pershay

Masha Pershay is an Education Services Intern at KQED. She is a recent graduate of San Francisco State University, where she majored in media studies and audio engineering. Formerly a college radio DJ at KUSF, Masha continues to pursue her passion for sound production through various projects ranging from podcasting to recording sound for visual media, as well as live DJing.

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