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Media Literacy Across the Standards, Part One: KQED Learn

Recorded on February 13, 2019


Cosponsored by the Secondary Literacy Partnership and KQED.

WestEd and the Secondary Literacy Partnership partnered with KQED to present a two-part webinar series that showcases resources and strategies for including a media literacy lens in secondary classrooms, including teacher and student use of KQED’s free digital curriculum, as well as their online courses and resources.

Who Will Benefit

  • Secondary school educators

What You Will Learn

This first archive webinar explores how media literacy is incorporated through a variety of content standards — including the Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the Model School Library Standards — by focusing of the development of critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills using evidence-based inquires.

The session showcases KQED Learn, an online hub that serves secondary educators 6-12 with free and open digital content and tools focused on amplifying youth voice, making media, civic engagement, and real-world media literacy.  KQED Learn is a resource for professional learning, cutting edge media-making and creativity tools and standards-aligned activities and content that encourage critical media consumption, thoughtful responses and inquiry and project-based learning across the curriculum.

Additionally, secondary classroom teacher reflects on how utilizing the “Discussions” and “Investigations” activities on KQED Learn supports secondary students with learning media literacy across disciplines.


  • Jennifer Howerter, Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
  • Rachel Roberson, News Education Manager, KQED
  • Almetria Vaba, Associate Director, Partnerships and Distribution at KQED
  • Brad Lakritz, 8th grade Social Science and Denman Television (DTV) Teacher, James Denman Middle School, San Francisco Unified School District

Learn about the second webinar in the series. 

Webinar Presenter(s):

Jennifer Howerter California Department of Education
Rachel Roberson KQED
Almetria Vaba KQED
Brad Lakritz James Denman Middle School, San Francisco Unified School District