Wal-Mart has been criticized by labor advocates for it’s low compensation rates. But, starting in April, hundreds of thousands of Wal-Mart employees will receive a pay raise – $1.25 higher than the federal minimum wage. Wal-Mart announced that its employees will earn $9 an hour rather than the lower $7.25, and will go up to […]
As Common Core instruction ramps up, it is important to find ways to integrate the arts to keep students engaged and help flex their creative and collaborative muscles.
As KQED Arts Education kicks off 2014, we are focusing on the work of artist Ala Ebtekar, who takes traditional Iranian painting techniques and mashes them up with his own visual culture, which is influenced by graffiti and hip hop. He is the newest artist featured on KQED Art School. Local educator Cecilia Garcia shared a project inspired by Ebtekar’s work that she did with her students at James Lick High School in San Jose. The idea for the project came about during a KQED workshop last summer presented in collaboration with di Rosa and Ebtekar.
Come visit us in the exhibit hall or join us for one of several sessions at the California Science Education Conference taking place in Palm Springs, October 25-27th. California Science Education Conference is the annual conference of the California Science Teachers’ Association (CSTA). For over 20 years the conference has been providing up-to-the-minute educational programs for California’s […]
Be a Panel Picker! In March 2014 many of the most energetic and innovative leaders will gather in Austin, Texas for the Annual SXSW to connect, collaborate and improve how we teach and learn. SXSWedu panels are currently being selected based on community input. Your vote is needed to share KQED at the South by […]
KQED Arts Ed will be presenting once again at the Alameda County Office of Education’s annual Integrated Summer Institute. The three-day institute is packed with dynamic mini-courses, speakers and performers. Coming up on August 13-15, KQED is partnering with SFMOMA’s Education department to lead a digital storytelling workshop.
Most students entering the workforce will be expected to have media production skills. From Facebook to YouTube, most industries will require job applicants to have at least some basic skill set with online multimedia platforms. In social studies, English language arts, and journalism classrooms, simple media production activities are a dynamic way for students to become fluent in these technical 21st Century skills, while representing their work through creative, innovative projects.
Crissy Field Center is a dynamic hub of youth engagement for Golden Gate National Parks where they help youth better understand their environment and inspire them to be active citizens in their commmunity. Project WISE is one of their great programs where Environmental Science students from Galileo High School identify local environmental issues and then create experiments to test the magnitude of these potential hazards.
Young children love learning about the natural world. And, as educators, we want students to care about the world by studying and learning from it. But a nature study may only happen on a field trip or through the lens of a class-made biosphere. The schoolyard itself or a walk along the school boundaries doesn’t […]
As science educators, we know how important critical thinking and new technology skills are in the scientific community. The ability to question and make sense of the world around us is a skill we value highly in the scientific world. We recognize that if our students are going to become the next scientific innovators and responsible citizens, they need, skills to gather and evaluate data, make informed decisions, and communicate their ideas to others.