We know how crucial media and information literacy skills are in today’s world and we see the opportunities in the use of Wikipedia as a pedagogical tool. So how can we continue to support educators to integrate Wikipedia into their classrooms to foster these skills?
Last year, the Education team at the Wikimedia Foundation launched the Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom program in 3 pilot countries: Bolivia, Morocco, and the Philippines. We worked with local coordinators from the Wikimedia affiliates in each country to provide an online professional development opportunity to close to 1000 secondary school teachers with a localized curriculum that aligns Wikipedia with UNESCO’s Media and Information Literacy framework.
We would like to invite you to an open meeting where the Education team and the pilot’s local coordinators will share the experiences of the program: the curriculum design, the methodology, the impact, and the next steps for you to get involved!
You can join us on one of these two dates via Zoom:
Thursday, May 6, 13:00 UTC (link to join: https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/93678353815)
Friday, May 7, 17:00 UTC (link to join: https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/99326961118)
We are eager to share our learnings with you and to continue working towards a critical inclusion of Wikipedia in education. In the meantime, you can explore the teacher’s guides and booklets developed for the program available on Wikimedia Commons.
Please, don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or doubts you might have (or if you need an invite to the event for your personal calendar).
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