PBS So Cal and KQED at the ASCD Conference

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ASCD Empower17 is a conference for educators, by educators. Through a host of prominent speakers, panels, debates, and interactive opportunities, attendees will discover new tools to grow professionally, and motivate students. This year, the conference will focus on empowering the “whole child” by re-examining what is meant by student success, exploring innovative teaching practices, looking at how to remove barriers to education, and connecting educators globally to share and expand ideas. The conference will take place in Anaheim, California from March 25th through the 27th. Join PBS So Cal and KQED  in the exhibit hall as we feature free public media content for the classroom.

Below are a sampling of resources that you can learn more about by visiting us in the Exhibit Hall.

KQED Teach
KQED Teach is an online professional learning platform with a variety of hands-on courses for learning digital media literacy skills. In this space, practice and collaborate with fellow educators to bring media making into your learning environment.

PBS LearningMedia
PBS LearningMedia is an online resource which provides PreK-12 educators with access to free digital content and professional development opportunities designed to improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs
PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs consist of classrooms, after-school programs, and clubs around the country producing original, inspiring reports about how national and global issues affect local communities.


California Student Media Festival
The California Student Media Festival celebrates media and multimedia projects produced by California’s students and teachers -- rewarding and acknowledging their successful classroom work at an awards event in June every year. The Festival showcases what can be accomplished when talented students and dedicated teachers work together integrating media and multimedia into education.