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Free Workshop for Teachers in Media Bias June 28

On June 28 I will be leading a free online workshop for teachers : “Help Students Unpack Media Bias and More.” From TikTok videos and “authentic” social media influencers to advertisements and docudramas, teaching students how to critically read media is more important than ever. In this workshop, learn how media messages are put together …

Apply Now to Join the Bay Area Media Literacy PLC!

I”m thrilled to announce that I am leading up a new professional learning community focused on Bay Area educators who want to earn the PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification by KQED. We’re calling it the Bay Area Media Literacy PLC (professional learning community.) Getting to work with and support local teachers is one of the …

Not about the “Clicks”

I was once at a meeting of various social media managers for different Bay Area non profits. Each manager was giving an update on their work and bragging about how many “impressions”, “clicks” and “millions of views” their stuff was getting. The social media manager at my organization got up and talked about how little …

Thank You, KQED Supporters!

Every day that I work at KQED, I am so grateful that we are supported by tens of thousands of people who believe in the services we provide. We had a recent pledge drive which we were frankly concerned would fall flat because of the pandemic. But our supporters came through for us, more than …

Teaching about the Coronavirus and Data Literacy

These are challenging times for teachers, as we face a new and mysterious new viral outbreak called the COVID-19 coronavirus. Students are getting news, rumors and opinions coming at them from a variety of sources. They need tools to sift through the data storm on this emergency health issue. The New York Times has come …

Talking Media Literacy with PBS Folks at NETA in DC!

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of facilitating and speaking at a workshop on media literacy for PBS station representatives at the NETA annual conference in Washington DC. The title of our session was “Media Literacy in Your Community,” and featured experts from PBS national, the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Idaho …