Upcoming Events

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

KQED hosts a variety of free 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: September 24, 2020

October Workshops

Data Storytelling With Infographics

Online Workshop
Date: October 7
Time: 4pm PDT

The language of visual design offers a powerful way to engage students. How can educators use visual design to help students communicate complex ideas and data through infographics? In this workshop, attendees will learn about data visualization, hear from an educator who uses infographics in her classroom and get started on their own infographics using a free platform.

KQED Election 2020 Youth Media Screening

Online Screening
Date: October 21
Time: 4pm PDT

Celebrate youth voice and civic engagement ahead of the 2020 election and join us for a virtual screening of powerful and diverse student commentaries on election issues that matter to them. These informed, thoughtful perspectives from the Let’s Talk About Election 2020 youth media challenge cross political lines and address topics ranging from healthcare to climate change to gun control. The event, hosted by Myles Bess from Above the Noise, will feature a conversation with author Jason Reynolds, the Library of Congress national ambassador for young people's literature, followed by a live discussion with Myles and student media creators.


Weekly Training Webinars

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

Curate High-Quality Media for Online Instruction (Grades PreK-12)
30 min, Wednesdays at 3:30pm PDT

In this webinar, learn how to curate high-quality media from PBS and public media stations for online and blended teaching. Find trusted, quality PreK-12 videos, lessons and interactive games for your classroom. All for free. This webinar is the same every week. Register

Build Critical Thinking Skills With Online Discussions (Grades 6-12)
60 min, Tuesdays at 4pm PDT

Get your students practicing critical thinking skills through writing arguments based on evidence, engaging in academic online discussions and creating media, all in a distance learning context. In this 60-minute webinar, you’ll learn how students can participate in safe online discussions with peers from around the country and respond to each other with text, graphic, video or audio. This webinar is the same every week. Register

Support Youth Voice With Audio and Video Commentary (Grades 6-12)
60 min, Thursdays at 4pm PDT

Learn how to amplify your students’ voices about the Election 2020 issues that matter to them using video and audio commentaries.  This 60-minute webinar will focus on how to get your students started on media-making projects  in a distance-learning context, where to find ready-to-use resources for classroom implementation, how to find an authentic audience for your students’ pieces, and what makes a strong youth-produced commentary. This webinar is the same every week. Register

Strategies for Continued Distance Learning (Early Learning Educators)
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