Learn with Media: Lesson Plans and PD for ElementaryLearn with Media: Lesson Plans and PD for Elementary

Free classroom resources and professional development courses from nonprofit public media station KQED.

Professional Learning 

Free professional development to help you hone your media making skills and incorporate media literacy into your teaching. For educators in grades K-12, all subject areas and roles.

Live Workshops and Training

See our full schedule of free professional learning for K-12 educators in all subject areas — offered online and in person.

KQED Teach

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Bring media making and media literacy to your teaching with free, self-paced, online PD courses that build confidence and skills through step-by-step videos and hands-on activities. For K-12 teachers across all subject areas. Start with a course like

Gain the confidence to create digital media for your classroom and to teach media literacy skills to your students with these free, online courses. Start with a course like

“Super PD resource for making media in the classroom”
-Common Sense Education

PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED

A great way to demonstrate your skills in teaching media literacy. Certification is earned by completing 8 micro-credentials.

Classroom Resources

Lesson plans and resources aligned to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and ISTE standards, and geared toward early childhood through upper elementary.

PBS LearningMedia 

Activities, lesson plans and resources from PBS, KQED and other public media stations. Get started with one of these collections:

Upper Elementary (3-5)
+  Math: I <3 Math
+  ELA: No Nonsense Grammar
+  Science: Wild Kratts 

Lower Elementary (K-2)
+  Social Studies/Family Life: Molly of Denali
+  Math: Peg + Cat
+  Science: Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms, K-2

Early Childhood (PK/TK) 
+  SEL: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
+  Science and Engineering: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!

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