To express interest please write to nsaad @ wikimedia.org
The Education Team at the Wikimedia Foundation is excited to announce a pilot aimed at exploring how we can deepen teachers’ ability to use Wikipedia in the classroom in different geographies and languages. We want to help teachers to use Wikipedia as a tool for information literacy in the classroom. The goal is to turn reading Wikipedia in the classroom from a “no-no” to an “oh-yes” by demonstrating how to critically evaluate Wikipedia articles, and how to incorporate this into local curricula.
We are looking for three affiliates to partner with us on this pilot.
You would agree to support the Education Team to secure partnerships within the school system, and support the local coordinator to carry out project activities to conclude by June 2020.
We will provide funding for a local community coordinator, on-site capacity building workshops for your affiliate staff, and ongoing project support.
We are asking for affiliate partners to meet these criteria:
- Supporting a Wikipedia with at least 100,000+ articles (exception may be made if there are at least enough good quality articles to align with the school curricula)
- Located in an emerging community
**We want to pilot in contexts where teacher digital literacy, attitudes towards Wikipedia, and/or infrastructure pose challenges
- Capacity to host and support part time local community coordinator funded by the Wikimedia Foundation
- Interest in Wikimedia Education work, and desire to build capacity around the development of educational materials, building partnerships in the school system, and teacher support
- Willingness to collaborate on the design and dissemination of materials
- Willingness to support data collection
- Willingness to support the translation of materials