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Your Ally in Teaching Media Literacy and Amplifying Youth Voice 

KQED serves educators and students nationwide by providing free,  high-quality resources that strengthen media literacy skills, empower youth voice and encourage civil discourse.  As a nonprofit and a leader in media innovation, KQED provides standards-aligned classroom content and professional development courses that educators can trust. The KQED education team is comprised of educators and experienced media professionals with a passion for equity and access in education.

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Free Educational Services and Content for Teachers and Students

  • KQED Learn
    Home of the Let's Talk About Election 2020 youth media challenge, KQED Learn is a safe, online space for middle and high school students to practice media literacy and civic discourse skills with peers nationwide.
  • KQED Teach
    Home of the KQED Media Academy for Educators, this free PD site offers self-paced, online courses teach educators to create multimedia and integrate media literacy into their curriculum--across subjects and grades.
  • PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification
    Created by KQED in partnership with PBS, educators can earn this certification by completing 8 micro-credentials.
  • Above the Noise
    Co-created with youth, this video series investigates controversial topics relevant to students' lives.
  • Youth Takeover of KQED
    Each year, student-produced stories take over the airwaves of KQED for one week in the spring.
  • MindShift
    A podcast that explores the future of education by highlighting the innovative–and sometimes counterintuitive–ways educators are helping all children succeed.

KQED is a nonprofit, public-supported alternative to commercial media. An NPR and PBS affiliate based in San Francisco, KQED is home to one of the most listened-to public radio stations in the nation, one of the highest-rated public television services and an award-winning education program helping students and educators thrive in 21st-century classrooms. A trusted news source and leader and innovator in interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration — exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

Recent KQED Education Press

California stations create at-home learning service that aims to bridge digital divide - Current

How learning will change across California's K-12 schools amid coronavirus closures - EdSource

‘Media Literacy Is Literacy’: Here’s How Educators and Lawmakers Are Working to Set Students Up for Success Online - the74million.org