QUEST Education offers professional development opportunities for both formal and non-formal science educators. Our annual QUEST Science Education Institute provides trainings for teams of teachers and educators on using and making science multimedia for teaching and learning. QUEST Education staff also frequently present workshops at local and regional science and technology conferences.
Please contact us at ScienceEd@kqed.org if you are interested in working with us.
QUEST Science Education Institute
QUEST Science Education Institute ( pdf ) Learn about our annual professional development opportunity for formal and informal educators designed to support multimedia integration in middle and high school science programs. QUEST Science Education Institute Flyer ( pdf )
Are you a participant in the QUEST Science Education Institute? View the 2011-2012 Institute Resource Pages.
Hear What Teachers Have to Say about the QUEST Science Education Institute
David McKim – "There were lots of things I really enjoyed about participating in the QUEST Science Education Institute. … We were trained to use this phenomenal new technology that we were able to take directly back to our classrooms to provide those trainings for our students." "QUEST provides connections to real-life things going on in the community. It makes classroom material come alive."
Mimi Cline – "What did I like about the QUEST Institute? Really, what didn't I like I about the QUEST Institute? I've always loved learning new things. And this has been a paradigm shift in the way that I have taught and the way that I have learned. It's exactly what I needed. My horizons have opened up."
Christy Tyler – "QUEST is more than just TV! I am amazed by the different platforms and the versatility in my classroom with the different types of stories and the different kinds of reporting."
Steve Soesbe – "I am excited about bringing the hands-on, outdoor technology piece back to [our youth]….I learned how quick and simple it can be. A lot of technology tools can be pretty complicated. I feel like the things we learned were the easy and accessible entry points."
John Crosby – "I am really impressed with the massive amount of video resources that QUEST has along with the supplemental teaching instructions that go along with them."
Conference Presentations and Workshops
Mapping Science Knowledge – Discover how to create media-rich, interactive maps using free tools from Google.
Introduction to Media Making for Science Learning – Implement engaging, relevant, media-making projects into your science classrooms and programs.