There are more than a dozen wildfires burning in California. Today $2 out of every $3 that Congress gives the Forest Service is spent on fighting fires. KQED asked students this question: Who should foot the bill to fight wildfires? You can read more about the cost of wildfires in the Do Now entitled, “Who Should Pay […]
KQED Arts Education is hosting three free professional learning opportunities at the San Mateo County Office of Education during the current school year. Discover new ways to engage students in arts, media and technology using KQED and PBS educational resources. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER November 5, 2015 Free Media Content from PBS Learning Media PBS […]
Educators and creative industry professionals are invited to attend the Arts, Media and Entertainment (AME) Leadership Institute in San Diego on April 4-5, 2016. Join KQED Art School at the institute for a fun happy hour event and discover practical approaches for using our arts education media resources in the classroom. Early bird registration is […]
Student Engagement with Issues that Matter Using Social Media (#TeachDoNow) is a collaborative learning experience open to anyone interested in learning how to use Twitter and other media sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students around science, news and the arts.
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.
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.
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 […]