Join Stu Jernigan and Rachel Roberson and Angel Valerio from KQED for this powerful interactive workshop on informational literacy.
Informational media is critical in today's society by providing the knowledge and know-how to navigate the complex and constantly evolving world. KQED’s Show What You Know Youth Media Challenge invites students to create their own informational media and share their voice, expertise or curiosity about topics they care about. In this interactive workshop, KQED and WeVideo partner to explore ready-to-use curriculum and media-making resources, jump into video pre-production, and start a mini-documentary to use as a model with students. You’ll leave with everything you need to leverage WeVideo and implement KQED’s Show What You Know Youth Media Challenge in the next school year!
Stu Jernigan is an Education Specialist on the WeVideo Customer Success Team, with a passion for helping teachers and students discover their creative spark. He most recently worked as a Digital Learning Specialist for the San Francisco Unified School District leading professional development and co-designing district-wide systems for leveraging technology in support of 21st century learning. Stu founded SFUSD’s digital storytelling initiative aimed at elevating student agency, choice, and voice, and spearheaded SFUSD's adoption of the ISTE Standards for Students, laying the foundation for SFUSD to become recognized as an ISTE Distinguished District. Stu is the recipient of the 2021 CUE SF Teacher of the Year award, and a PBS Certified Media Literacy Educator.
Rachel Roberson is KQED's news education manager. Previously, she was a reading, writing and social studies teacher leader on three continents, having served on the founding staff of KIPP Bayview Academy in San Francisco before moving to schools in Abu Dhabi and Austin, Texas. She started her teaching career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. Before she was a teacher, Rachel was a journalist in the East Bay.
Angel Valerio is KQED’s program manager for STEM education professional learning and a secondary science field supervisor for University of San Francisco’s teacher education program. She leads professional development workshops for educators, with the focus on incorporating media literacy skills in science instruction and is an instructor and course developer for KQED Teach. Angel has presented media literacy workshops at ISTE, the California Department of Education’s STEAM Symposium, California Science Educators (CASE), CUE and to various school districts in California. She has also presented workshops about implementing interdisciplinary project-based learning and culturally relevant science pedagogy at the California Partnership Academies: Educating for Careers Conference and the Free Minds, Free People Conference. Previous to her current roles, Angel worked with Green Dot Public Schools in Watts, South Los Angeles and in the Oakland Unified School District as a high school life science educator, teacher leader, and instructional coach. She is passionate about the intersection of science, social justice, and uplifting youth voice