Each year, thanks to the generosity of artist Marion Cilker, San Jose State University and the Santa Clara County Office of Education host two days of inspiration for both pre-service and in-service arts educators. KQED will be there to present a workshop about KQED Art School, and other presenters include SFMOMA, AXIS Dance, and TheaterWorks of Silicon Valley.
Are you a Bay Area middle- or high-school social studies, science or arts teacher interested in deepening your work with media and technology? Would you like to impact the resources developed by KQED for educators? Join KQED’s Educator Working Groups! You will have the opportunity to: Join the KQED Education think tank. Influence media and […]
The November 2014 ballot contains an initiative to ban hydraulic fracturing for three counties in California. Hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as “fracking,” is steeped in controversy, from the amount of water it uses to how and where that water is eventually disposed.
Election day is just around the corner. Take this opportunity to explore the election process with your students using popular PBS LearningMedia elections animations and interactives. From understanding various tactics of a political campaign to exploring how citizens decide who and what to vote for in an election, step inside the voting booth with PBS […]
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Held every fall as charter leaders return to their campuses, CSDC’s annual statewide charter conference, the Charter Schools Leadership Update, is designed to provide California’s charter school movement with the skills and knowledge it will need to thrive during the school year ahead. Join KQED for two sessions on Tuesday, November 4th in Irvine at […]
You have to show an ID at the airport. You have to show it to buy alcohol. So what’s the big deal about showing it to vote? Should voters be required to show some form of identification when they show up to the polls?
A lot of news stories recently have focused on race and law enforcement. Should the members of a police force reflect the larger population they serve?
Think you know your state’s voting rules? Better check again before heading to the polls next month. Depending on where you live, those rules might have changed since the last time you voted.
Identifying where we belong has always been a part of growing up. This issue is becoming more challenging, particularly in urban areas where the cost of living has increased exponentially and families are being forced to relocate to other neighborhoods. Where do you belong?
By Sarah Bremer My students carry GPS-enabled devices (smart phones) in their back pockets and view paper maps as artifacts from a distant past. PBS LearningMedia makes it easy for me to engage these “digital natives.” A quick search turns up high quality, targeted materials that I can easily incorporate into a lesson or homework […]
Study up on the different ways visual artists create Form in the third installment of our Elements of Art series. Through the eye-fooling genre of Trompe L’oeil, we look at a variety of techniques artists use to transform shapes into forms and give their art depth and dimension.