Making Audio to Inspire Learning

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Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for KQED Participants Only

Master the basics of audio production and gain the confidence to lead audio projects with students. In this course you will explore ways students can use podcasts and audio for creative expression and to communicate information, develop an idea for a podcasting project that aligns with your curriculum or content area, make your own podcast to use an example for students, develop a standards-aligned (CCSS, NGSS) lesson plan in which students create a podcast to demonstrate learning.

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Course Details

Number of Units: 1.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for K-12 educators in all subject areas 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.

Course Options

Course Date Units Price
EDC-X783V – 002 01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024 1 $79

Making Audio to Inspire Learning

01 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
Credit Validation

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: December 31, 2024 (11:59pm PT)

What You Will Learn

  • Learn how to choosing the right equipment, writing a script and adding quality sound
  • Create a project or lesson plan for a classroom audio projects that aligns with curriculum standards to ensure that audio storytelling results in the student learning you want to see
  • Learn by doing: Make your own model of your podcasting project to better understand the rewards and challenges of audio production to support your instruction and inspire student learning


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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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Many receiving institutions may accept credits towards degree programs, giving you a head start in earning a graduate degree.