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:
- Evaluating Online Information
- Analyzing Media
- Creating a Code of Conduct
- Evaluating Online Tools for Classroom Use
- Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics and Interactives
- Making Media for Classroom Use: Audio and Video
- a. Implementing Media Projects in Early Childhood OR 7b. Implementing Media Projects in the Upper Grades
- Assessing Student Media
Educators can earn micro-credentials on Digital Promise’s website. Visit kqed.org/certification to get started.