If You Really Knew Me: Identity, Belonging & Multimedia Storytelling | Facing History & Ourselves
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Professional Learning

If You Really Knew Me: Identity, Belonging & Multimedia Storytelling

Join us and PBS/NPR member station KQED for a hands-on workshop on exploring identity and community building through multimedia storytelling.

October 04, 2023 | 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm PDT


Cost:  Free
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About this event:

Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.


This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

This event qualifies for Certificate of Completion.

You will be eligible to receive two-hours of professional development credit for participation. Check with your school district in advance of the workshop to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.

Advisory Civics & Citizenship English & Language Arts History Social Studies
Culture & Identity
Social-Emotional Learning

Together we will:

  1. Utilize Facing History’s resources and lessons on fostering identity and belonging

  2. Learn visual storytelling tools and create a sample photo essay

  3. Explore publishing opportunities through KQED’s Youth Media Challenges that can connect students to an audience beyond the classroom

Understanding identity is a key developmental task of adolescence that deepens their relationships with each other, breaks down stereotypes they may have of their peers, and nurtures a sense of community and belonging. It is important for educators to support adolescents’ exploration of who they are and how they fit into the world around them. How can educators support young people in sharing a powerful message, memory, story, value or life lesson about themselves or their community?

In this interactive virtual workshop, participants will explore Facing History’s classroom ready materials and KQED’s First Person Youth Media Challenge project. Educators will use project planning resources and web-based media creation tools to create a multimedia personal narrative and learn how students can publish their work on KQED’s Youth Media Showcase to share their stories beyond the classroom.

This workshop is most applicable for middle and high school educators. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion.

This event will be hosted online via Zoom. Captioning will be provided during this workshop. Details for joining the Zoom meeting will be shared by email prior to the event. This event will not be recorded.

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