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Teach Civic Engagement Using Social Media with KQED Do Now (An Online PD Module)

Online Trainings | May 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Teach Civic Engagement Using Social Media with KQED Do Now (An Online PD Module)

Are you interested in having your students debate about current events with other students from around the country? KQED Do Now is a weekly activity for students to engage and respond to current issues using social media tools like Twitter. KQED aims to introduce 21st Century skills and add value to learning through the integration of relevant content and new media tools and technologies.

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How to Make Narrated Slideshows for Arts Education (self-paced)

Online Trainings | April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

How to Make Narrated Slideshows for Arts Education (self-paced)

Nearly every student who is in school today will enter the workforce needing skills in media production. From social media to YouTube videos, many industries will require a knowledge of how to leverage online platforms. In the arts classroom, media production is a dynamic way for students to gain these technical skills, while also practicing aesthetic valuing, design thinking, communication, and creative writing. All of these skills can be cultivated through the use of media-making projects. For this reason, student media-making projects are an excellent way to introduce these 21st century proficiencies.

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PD Module #1: Implementing Science-Based Media Projects

Online Trainings | February 6, 2013 | 1 Comment

PD Module #1: Implementing Science-Based Media Projects

Science media projects that enhance student learning and engagement offer limitless possibilities for creativity in learning subject matter. Below are just a few reasons to incorporate media making projects into the science curriculum: Technology is engaging! Media projects give students the opportunity to connect to real life to concepts learned in class. Students develop relevant […]

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In the Classroom: A SLANT Approach to Learning at the Paul Revere School

Online Trainings | January 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

In the Classroom: A SLANT Approach to Learning at the Paul Revere School

Cynthia Vasquez teaches her Pre-K students at the Paul Revere School in San Francisco with the methodology of learning through play. Her approach is influenced by a group of teachers from the San Francisco Unified School District’s SLANT (Science, Literacy, Arts, and Technology) program where she explores ways of integrating each of these disciplines into […]

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PD Module #2: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education (self-paced)

Online Trainings | December 11, 2012 | 10 Comments

PD Module #2: Narrated Slideshows for Science Education (self-paced)

Today, science demands sophisticated skills not generally taught as part of standard science curricula. Ideally, science instructional strategies teach a body of knowledge and cultivate other abilities required for the practice of science. For example the scientific community values collaboration and teamwork, critical and focused observation, the use of technology for data collection, evaluation of […]

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In the Classroom: Live Oak Elementary School Students Produce Audio Podcasts

Online Trainings | August 17, 2012 | 4 Comments

In the Classroom: Live Oak Elementary School Students Produce Audio Podcasts

At teacher training workshops, the question always comes up, “What grade can you begin to teach students how to produce their own digital media?” Of course, this is a loaded question as there are several different types of media, each with its own set of learning curves. But, in general, I default to fourth grade […]

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In the Classroom: Young at Art

Online Trainings | July 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the Classroom: Young at Art

The yearly Young At Art Festival is a living portfolio for the ongoing work of the San Francisco Unified School District’s Arts Education Master Plan, showcasing work in the visual and performing arts by students K-12. During the week of Young At Art, numerous arts based professional development workshops designed specially for teachers, principals, and […]

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In the Classroom: Rooftop School’s 4th Grade Art Film

Online Trainings | November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the Classroom: Rooftop School’s 4th Grade Art Film

Since 2009, KQED Arts Education has held workshops in stop-motion animation for both students and teachers. Inspired by Spark artist M.Dot Strange, and partnering with our friends at the Disposable Film Festival, the San Francisco Film Society, and Zeum, we’ve seen filmmakers of all ages produce their own digital animation projects. Stop-motion projects are low-tech […]

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