PBS Announces Free Media Literacy Micro-Credentials for PreK-12 Educators

Expanding their free media literacy certification program, today at SXSW EDU 2019, PBS and KQED announced a new set of media literacy micro-credentials for educators.

The certification program – which launched last year – recognizes educators who excel at teaching students to become critical thinkers, perceptive media consumers and savvy content creators. Based on feedback from teachers, the new micro-credentials model gives educators a more seamless pathway to skill-building and certification. To become certified, educators will collect 8 micro-credentials:

  1. Evaluating Online Information
  2. Analyzing Media
  3. Creating a Code of Conduct
  4. Evaluating Online Tools for Classroom Use
  5. Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics and Interactives
  6. Making Media for Classroom Use: Audio and Video
  7. a. Implementing Media Projects in Early Childhood OR 7b. Implementing Media Projects in the Upper Grades
  8. Assessing Student Media

Educators can earn micro-credentials on Digital Promise’s website. Visit kqed.org/certification to get started.