KQED Media Literacy InnovatorsKQED Media Literacy Innovators

The KQED Media Literacy Innovators are educator ambassadors who go above and beyond to support their colleagues in developing strong media literacy skills. They are teachers who successfully integrate critical thinking about media and media-making skills into their classrooms. They are coaches, librarians, and technology and media coordinators who provide media literacy training to other educators. They are leaders from across the country who collaborate with KQED to create and share the best professional development and classroom resources on media literacy.

“The KQED Media Literacy Innovator program opens a door to a professional learning network that will inspire, refine and stretch your content knowledge and skills. It has empowered me to empower my students to responsibly and thoughtfully consume and produce media in and out of the classroom."
- Jim Bentley, Elementary Educator

KQED Media Literacy Innovators program is a cohort of carefully selected educator ambassadors who are:

  • Excited to share KQED services and resources with other educators
  • K-12 classroom teachers of all subjects, instructional coaches and librarians
  • Passionate about amplifying youth voice, making media and civic engagement
  • Actively using KQED Education resources in their practice
  • Media savvy inside and outside the classroom

Meet the 2020-2021 Media Literacy Innovators 

What KQED Media Literacy Innovators Do

Our media literacy ambassadors support their fellow educators through resource sharing, training and engagement in person, online and in their local communities -- on a regional and even national level. As a KQED Media Literacy Innovator, you share your media literacy expertise by:

  • Regularly sharing KQED resources and announcements to your professional network
  • Actively contributing to KQED Teach, taking courses, posting lesson plans and Make & Shares, and commenting on other educators’ work
  • Actively using KQED Learn and having students join Discussions and youth media challenges, if you are a middle or high school classroom teacher

You may also be invited to join KQED in additional professional development opportunities*, such as:

  • Speaking at conferences and events
  • Supporting online and/or in person professional learning, e.g. on KQED Teach, in webinars, at local workshops
  • Writing blog posts
  • Developing curriculum and resources for KQED products

*These opportunities may include a stipend.

Benefits of Being a KQED Media Literacy Innovator

  • Joining a community of fellow education leaders you can share ideas and strategies with
  • Early access to forthcoming KQED resources and services
  • Support and tools from KQED to help you empower peers in your school and district, and inspire your students
  • Opportunity to be eligible for nomination to the PBS Digital Innovator All-Stars program

How to Apply

Applications are closed for the 2020-2021 cohort. They will reopen in spring 2021. Read the current eligibility and participation requirements and check back in the fall to learn more about the requirements for the 2021-2022 school year.