California Superintendents join public media stations across California to launch California Public Media Education Service
California educators are facing new and unprecedented challenges this school year, and public media stations across the state have teamed up to provide free, high-quality educational services to all regions. California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA), together with KQED, PBS SoCal and eight other public media stations have joined together to create the California Public Media Education Service. Now, regardless of what geographical region they’re in, educators can take advantage of free digital resources and online events offered by public media from across the state, all collected in one, easy to navigate place.
CCSESA president Ted Alejandre (San Bernardino) says, “These are unprecedented times, and all of us are doing as much as we can to support all of our 6.2 million plus students in the state of California. It’s just a pleasure for us, the superintendents across our 58 counties, to partner with other collaborators to make sure that students get the support they need.”
The California Public Media Education Service puts the educational resources from multiple California public media stations all in one place for teachers to easily browse and use. The Service is hosted on the PBS LearningMedia platform and features resources for all educators serving children from 2 years old through 12th grade. Additionally, KQED and partner stations are broadcasting educational television programs to help create a bridge to learning for those without reliable internet access at home.
Classroom teachers can jump in to the Service and browse the collections, which include professional development, standards-aligned classroom resources and online events and training specifically geared toward distance learning and project based learning. Many of the resources focus on media literacy, civic engagement, student voice and media creation (for teachers and students). The Service also includes a digital collection for home learning that teachers can share with their students’ families.
School and district leaders looking for further support can contact KQED education staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are thrilled to take this next step in bringing real-world learning into the classroom. And this new Service makes it easier for teachers all across California to find trustworthy, high quality resources for their curriculum and their own professional learning.
We hope you will make use of the California Public Media Education Service and share it with your education colleagues.