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Your Partner 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.

Media Literacy: The ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create,
and act using all forms of communication.

Download the KQED Education Annual Report: 2022-23 School Year.

Free Educational Services and Content for Teachers and Students

  • KQED Youth Media Challenge
    Empower secondary students to share their ideas through audio, video and images. Student submissions are published on the KQED Youth Media Challenge Showcase, and select pieces may be shared on KQED digital and broadcast channels
  • KQED Youth Takeover
    Each year, student-produced stories take over the airwaves of KQED for one week in the spring.
  • KQED Teach
    This free PD site offers self-paced, online courses that 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 Emmy Award winning video series investigates controversial topics relevant to students’ lives.
  • 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.