Upcoming Events for Educators

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Various photos of educators participating in workshops--standing in front of a white board and sitting at a table with laptops.

KQED hosts a variety of in-person and online workshops, webinars and events for educators who want to meaningfully engage their students through media making and civic engagement.

Check out our upcoming events below. We hope to see you there!

Last updated: April 22, 2022

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Creating Documentaries to Inspire Science Communication
June 15, 1-3pm PDT
Online workshop; for grade 6-12 educators

Middle and high school teachers: Help students build science communication skills and share their learning in all science subjects with mini-documentaries. This workshop is interactive and hands-on. You’ll start your own mini-doc as a model for students and leave with curriculum, resources and ideas to make science concepts visible in your classroom. Learn more about student publishing opportunities through KQED’s Science Documentary Youth Media Challenge.

Video Storytelling Basics 
June 22, 1-2:30pm PDT
Online workshop; for grade K-12 educators
Video projects are a powerful way for students to tell their stories, express their views, and share what they’ve learned. Explore a variety of video projects from a range of K-12 classrooms that show the impact of video storytelling, then start your own video to use a model for a student video project in your learning context. You’ll get hands-on experience with video editing tools, as well as classroom resources, modifiable curriculum, and connections to further learning with KQED. Video production beginners and experts will leave with something useful for their practice.

Youth Voice as Civic Action
July 20, 9:30am-1pm PDT
Online workshop; for grade K-12 educators
Current events make it clear that our work as educators is now more urgent than ever to empower youth with the knowledge, skills and disposition to make positive change through civic action in community and digital spaces. Join KQED and Facing History for an interactive online workshop exploring the pivotal role of young people in civic engagement. Educators will explore civic standards-aligned classroom ready resources, activities and tools designed to help students harness the power of civic action and audio storytelling to share their stories and viewpoints with their peers and wider community.

KQED Educator Summer Media Making Day 2022

Educator Summer Media Making Day July 30, 2022
In-person  Event
July 30, 9am - 4pm PDT
Middle and high school teachers: Join KQED and create media in community with fellow educators! At this day-long event, we will support you in bringing an audio or video project to your classroom–or in refining a project you already have–that helps students share their voices through media making! Using KQED Youth Media Challenge curriculum, you’ll plan an audio or video project for the new school year. You will work from idea to implementation, including creating your own model podcast or mini-documentary to use as an example with students.

Past Events

Rethink School: Youth Advocating for Change

Female student speaking into a handheld microphone and gesturing

In-person Event
May 12, 2022
View Recording

This exciting youth-led event, hosted live and in-person at KQED's newly refurbished headquarters, featured original media pieces by a diverse group of teens from the Bay Area who talked about their inspiration and creative process. This is a great event to watch with your students to inspire them for their own media making projects.