Ohio Ed TechsNow more than ever, educators need support around digital media literacy skills, in both remote and traditional classroom environments. The Ohio Ed Techs are joining with KQED to share the PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification with educators in this series of professional learning courses. The courses are open to all Ohio educators, including PreK-12 classroom teachers, librarians, TOSAs and anyone who wants to make media-rich, digitally-savvy learning available to students. The Academy will give you the skills and experience you need to connect the dots between digital citizenship, media literacy, 21st Century skills and national curriculum standards and to prepare you to earn the PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification. Graduate credit is available through Ashland University for an additional fee.

Please note that each individual is responsible for earning their PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification. This Academy will provide all of the information needed, along with support while developing artifacts, that must be submitted for approval by the certifying agency.

Educators may attend one or all of the classes in the Academy. Each class meets twice per month. The first session covers information about the microcredential and submission requirements, instruction and resources related to the microcredential, and brainstorming ideas for projects. The second session provides resources specific to successfully completing the microcredential, more brainstorming, collaboration, and Q&A.  We encourage all participants to attend the second session in each course, though it is only required for those seeking graduate credit. Registration, found at the bottom of the page, is required for all courses.

Academy Courses:

  1. PBS Media Literacy Educator Certification Academy Kick Off: 10/5/21 and 10/12/21, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  2. Critically Analyzing Media: 11/9/21 and 11/16/21, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  3. Making Media for Classroom Use: Images, Graphics & Interactives: 12/7/21 and 12/14/21, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  4. Evaluating Online Tools for Classroom Use: 1/4/22 and 1/11/22, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  5. Evaluating Online Information: 2/1/22 and 2/8/22, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  6. Making Media for Classroom Use: Audio & Video: 3/1/22 and 3/8/22, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  7. Implementing Media Projects: 4/5/22 and 4/12/22, 4:00-5:30 p.m.
  8. Assessing Student Media: 5/10/22 and 5/17/22, 4:00-5:30 p.m.