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

Get started with media literacy. FREE standards-aligned classroom resources and educator professional development courses provided by nonprofit public media station KQED.

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!

Professional Learning

Free professional development to help you hone your media making skills and incorporate media literacy into your teaching.

KQED Teach
Online courses for educators that typically take about 6 hours to complete. Choose self-paced or facilitated. Get started with one of these:
+  Making Digital Comics
+  Safety & Privacy in Participatory Culture
+  Thinking & Making with Media PreK-2 on PBS TeacherLine

KQED Teach is a “Super PD resource for making media in the classroom”
-Common Sense Education

PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED
Certification is earned by completing 8 micro-credentials. No seat-time required.  Start with one of these:
+  Implementing Media Projects in Early Childhood
+  Evaluating Online Tools for Classroom Use


More Education Content from KQED

Above the Noise  Kick off meaningful discussions with this award-winning video series co-produced by KQED and PBS Digital Studios.

Mind/Shift  Explore the future of learning in all its dimensions — including cultural and technology trends, groundbreaking research, education policy and more on this blog and podcast.

Deep Look  Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small with Deep Look, a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series.

Art School  A video series for people who want to learn about art, with artist interviews and how-to videos.

Quest  Engaging, relevant science and engineering resources for educators, students and lifelong learners.

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