KQED participates in many educational events, sharing our free media literacy resources to increase civic engagement and amplify youth voice. From presenting at conferences to hosting virtual events and professional learning webinars, we offer multiple ways to engage with us and our resources. Check out our upcoming events below. We hope to see you there!
Last updated: August 3, 2020
Empower Students to Join the National Conversation on Election 2020, From Remote or In-Person Classrooms
Date: August 5
Time: 2pm PDT
Want to engage your students around Election 2020, but don’t know where to start? Bring student choice and voice into your in-person or distance-learning classroom with a standards-aligned media making project. The KQED Youth Media Challenge: Let’s Talk About Election 2020 asks students to research and create a personal audio or video commentary on an issue that matters to them. Hear about the student impact of the media challenge from a high school educator and learn how to implement the challenge with your students. This project is designed for grades 6-12 and great for PBL and student-directed learning.
Calling BS: How to Spot Data Misinformation with Professor Jevin West
Date: August 11
Time: 3pm PDT
Making sense of data has never been more important. But most of us are woefully unprepared to spot accurate information amid the flood of misinformation and propaganda shared on channels like social media. Jevin West, professor and co-author of the new book Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World, has made it his mission to help us separate the accurate from the bogus and fight back with effective analysis and argument. Join this webinar to learn from West how to spot misinformation in charts, graphs and other data visualization, and hear about West’s work with students to navigate our data-driven world.