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PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED

March 29, 2018 - Posted in Education by K. Finger
Become recognized for your media literacy expertise!


Know your stuff when it comes to media literacy? Time to prove it – earn the PBS and KQED Media Literacy Certificate!

PBS and KQED have announced a partnership to provide educators with a free certification in media literacy that recognizes educators who excel in creating and implementing instruction with media and provides support to help all teachers accelerate these skills.

PBS and KQED will offer a pathway to certification through a submission process. Educators who exemplify strong media literacy competencies will be invited to submit a portfolio of work demonstrating their achievements on KQED Teach – KQED’s online professional learning platform. For educators who need support in building the competencies, free media literacy courses will be available on KQED Teach to help teachers improve their skills in specific areas. 

The KQED media literacy courses will help educators develop competencies including the ability to create original content using multiple media production techniques, share original media on a variety of online platforms designed to reach specific audiences, implement lessons that help students foster media skills and more. Available courses will include: Finding & Validating Information Online; Understanding Copyright & Fair Use; Video Storytelling Essentials; Designing Presentations; Safety and Privacy in a Participatory Culture; How to Manage and Assess Media Projects; and more.

S.C. teachers who complete the certification program will receive a certificate and a digital badge signifying their status as a PBS Media Literacy Educator plus the opportunity to participate with and present alongside PBS and/or SCETV in a wide variety of events, and more. (Please note that the certificate and courses offered by KQED do not qualify to earn SC Renewal Credit.)

The PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED will become available to educators in May 2018. Get your portfolio ready! Learn more at

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