Upcoming Events

The KQED Education Team at a virtual event. (Janelle Kim/KQED)

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

August Events

Empower Students to Join the National Conversation on Election 2020, From Remote or In-Person Classrooms

Graphic with text KQED Youth Media Challenge Let's Talk About Election 2020Informational Webinar
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.


Weekly Webinars

Need help getting started with our distance learning resources? Join one of our free webinars.

Critical Thinking and Online Discussions with KQED Learn
60 min, Tuesdays at 3pm PDT and Thursdays at 9am PDT

Get started using KQED Learn, a free online platform for middle and high school classrooms, where students practice writing arguments based on evidence, engage in academic online discussions and create media in a distance learning context. This webinar is offered twice a week and is the same each time. Register

Curating High-Quality Media for Online Instruction with PBS LearningMedia
30 min, Wednesdays at 7:30am PDT

PBS LearningMedia is a Prek-12 FREE online library of trusted, quality, curated resources from PBS and public media stations, including KQED. These digital resources include short videos, lessons and interactive games. This webinar is the same every week. Register

Supporting Youth Voice with Audio and Video Commentary
60 min, Thursdays at 3pm PDT (Starts September 3)

Get started with KQED Youth Media Challenge: Let’s Talk About Election 2020, an audio and video commentary challenge. Students create and share evidence-based,  persuasive audio or video commentaries, and view and respond to each other’s work. The webinar will focus on starting the challenge in a distance-learning context. Register

Strategies for Continued Distance Learning
60 min, Fridays at 10am PDT

This weekly webinar series provides content and techniques for engaging in distance learning with media and technology, including demonstrations of hands-on activities that can be replicated at home. This webinar series covers a new topic every week. Hosted by PBS SoCal. Register