Inspire Creative Science Communication with Media Projects

0.5 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for KQED Participants Only

Unlock your students’ creative potential by incorporating the essential skill of science communication through media in your classroom. In this free, hands-on course you will:

  • Hear from science communication experts about the most effective tips and tricks to share complex science concepts through storytelling
  • Explore ways students can use media for creative expression and to communicate information
  • Develop a standards-aligned (NGSS) project plan in which students create a piece of media that demonstrates learning and communicates important scientific information to an audience

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Course Details

Number of Units: 0.5 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 STEM educators who want to develop skills and confidence with media making and media literacy.

Directions to Enrolled Participants for University Credit:  Submit your Certificate of Completion by email to [email protected] after enrolling for credit and completing the course.

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What You Will Learn

  • Explore effective science communication strategies and models to engage an audience
  • Learn how to transform traditional science activities or assignments into media projects that give students new ways to demonstrate their content knowledge
  • Create a project or lesson plan for media-making that aligns with STEM curriculum standards and supports student learning to ensure that media production results in student learning you want to see


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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