Courses Focusing on Media Literacy and Civic Engagement
KQED Learning has launched a new online hub with free professional learning courses and resources focused on media literacy and civic engagement in the digital world. The courses include “Media Foundations,” “Podcasting with Youth Radio,” “Making Interactive Comics,” “Visual Storytelling Essentials,” “Making Interactive Maps,” and “Taking Charge of Social Media.”
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in November.
This school year, The New York Times is offering a free, flexible, seven-unit writingcurriculum based on real-world genres found not just in The Times, but in all kinds of print and online sources. Woven into each unit are multiple opportunities for students to publish and have their writing read by authentic audiences.
The PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs is building the next generation of public media with a digital journalism curriculum, as well as local PBS station mentors and the opportunity to tell important community stories to the world. The program creates educational experiences for middle school and high school students in classrooms and afterschool environments.