[Wikimedia Education] Join us on July 29th! Information session: Training of Trainers for "Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom"

Dear Wikimedians,

Last year, the Education team at the Wikimedia Foundation launched a pilot
teacher training program that helped teachers use Wikipedia in their
classrooms. Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom
<https://wikimediafoundation.org/our-work/education/reading-wikipedia-in-the-classroom/>
provided a professional development opportunity to over 500 teachers in
Bolivia, Morocco, and the Philippines with a localized curriculum and
resources aligned with UNESCO’s Media and Information Literacy framework.
Throughout this 9-week program, teachers developed vital media and
information literacy skills for the 21st century, including understanding
how information is produced, accessing and evaluating content online, and
identifying biases and knowledge gaps. All through the power of Wikipedia
<https://www.k12digest.com/changing-the-narrative-the-power-of-wikipedia-to-foster-21st-century-skills/>!
You can read more details about the pilot program and its impact in our
final report
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reading_Wikipedia_Final_Report.pdf>
[1].

Now, we are opening up the opportunity to more Wikimedians, mission-aligned
organizations, and individuals to participate in a Training of Trainers
(ToT). By the end of the ToT, participants will be certified to lead
training for Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom. They will be able to adapt
& implement the Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom program in their local
contexts to help teachers use Wikipedia as a pedagogical tool. Participants
who successfully complete the ToT will also have access to a pool of
funding that can support their local activities. You can learn more about
the ToT timeline and curriculum on Meta
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Reading_Wikipedia_in_the_Classroom/ToT>
.

We think you or members of your community would be a great fit! We invite
you to attend an information session on Thursday, July 29 at 13:00 UTC via
Zoom <https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/95280050770>. The team will share more
detailed information, answer questions, and announce the open call for
applications. If you have any questions ahead of this event, please don’t
hesitate to reach out to the team at education@wikimedia.org

We look forward to seeing you at the information session!

--the Education Team

[1]The program report
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Reading_Wikipedia_Final_Report.pdf>
shows us how teachers’ attitudes towards Wikipedia changed as they moved
through the curriculum, responded to practical assignments and reflection
questions, and participated in synchronous sessions led by local
coordinators of the program. For example, one of the participating teachers
from Bolivia said that at first he “thought that Wikipedia was a platform
like Google, but now I value all the volunteer work done by the community
behind it”. The program model also supported members of the local Wikimedia
affiliates to improve their capacity to organize and lead education
initiatives. Currently, the Wikimedians of Bolivia
<https://twitter.com/wikimedia_bo/status/1415057167804162049> user group is
launching the second edition of the program! The resources
<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Reading_Wikipedia_in_the_classroom>
created for the program are available on Wikimedia Commons in English,
Spanish, Arabic, and Tagalog, and they are free for anybody to use, adapt
and share.

Hi Sailesh,

That Sounds very interesting. I will try to Join.

Best, Elly

Dear Wikimedians, and friends,

Join us today at 13:00 UTC (in 5 hours!) for the first information session
on Training the Trainers of Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom program. We
are looking forward to sharing more details and answer your questions. You
can find the Zoom link and other details on the Meta page.
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Reading_Wikipedia_in_the_Classroom/ToT

Please reach out to me if you have any questions or face any problems
joining the call.

Best!
Sailesh

Dear Wikimedians and friends,Yaay! The wait is over. Now, you can apply
<https://wikimedia.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d3XFEsEi6Yiqwya> for the
Training of Trainers for Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom program. The
call for applications starts from today until 31st August 2021.You can have
more details on this meta page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Reading_Wikipedia_in_the_Classroom/ToT>.
Please feel free to share this within your circle. If you have any
questions regarding the program/application process please reach out to us
at education@wikimedia.org.

Best!
Sailesh

Dear all,

I had missed adding the link to the privacy statement. This survey will be
conducted via a third-party service, which may subject it to additional
terms. For more information on privacy and data handling, see the survey
privacy statement.
https://foundation.wikimedia.org/wiki/Reading_Wikipedia_in_the_Classroom_Training_of_Trainers_Application_2021
Best! Sailesh

Dear Wikimedians,

Our second information session is scheduled for 26th August at 13:00 UTC
<https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1629982851>. We invite you to join us this
Thursday via Zoom <Location: https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/88304457378> if you
want to receive further guidance in the application process or ask any
pending questions you have regarding this program.

You can access more information and apply for the Training the Trainers in
our meta page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Reading_Wikipedia_in_the_Classroom/ToT>
. If you have any questions ahead of this event, please don’t hesitate to
reach out to the team at education@wikimedia.org

Best!
Sailesh and the Education team.

Dear Wikimedians,

This is a gentle reminder to apply for the Training of Trainers
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Education/Reading_Wikipedia_in_the_Classroom/ToT>
(ToT)
of Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom Program. The application will close
on 1st September at 7:15 UTC.

You can learn more about this program and guidance on how to apply for the
ToT in this video <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmSAsvf6j7w>. Please
feel free to reach out to the education team (education@wikimedia.org) if
you have any questions.

Best!
Sailesh