Yesterday I emailed some people who I thought would be interested in the Mozilla Festival. But then I realised, pretty much everyone who reads my blog would be (or should be!) interested in it.
Seeking Educators Who Get the Web: Let’s work together at MozFest!
If you’re an educator, instructor or student working at the intersection of learning and the web, Mozilla wants to work with you at MozFest. Education and digital literacy are a key focus of this year’s Mozilla Festival in London, Nov 9 – 11.
The goal: unlock the full educational potential of the web, help learners move from digital consumption to digital creation, and grow a global movement for teaching web literacy to the world. You can learn more or register at http://mozillafestival.org/
Key sessions and themes for educators:
- “Hacktivate Learning.” Educators and developers joining forces to design learning activities. Teaching others to harness the creative power of the open web, moving from digital consumers to digital creators. http://mozillafestival.org/schedule/themes/hacktivate-learning/
- Coding for Kids. Including a game arcade and lots of activities for youth. With Hive NYC, WYNC’s Radio Rookies, DigitalMe, O2 Think Big and more. http://mozillafestival.org/schedule/themes/coding-for-kids/
- Hackable Games. Exploring the web as platform for a new generation of hackable games. The web as “ultimate level editor,” teaching how the web works as you hack and play. http://mozillafestival.org/schedule/themes/hackable-games/
- Skills and Badges. Learn how projects like Mozilla’s OpenBadges and others are rewarding achievement and unlocking the web’s full learning potential. Build your own badge systems and more. http://mozillafestival.org/schedule/themes/skills-and-badges/
- Webmaking for Mobile. Coding and playing with mobile devices driven by the web. The web as platform for a new generation of devices and experiences. http://mozillafestival.org/schedule/themes/mobile-webmaking/
What are we inviting you to do?
1) Bring your expertise, curriculum and content
- Contribute your educational expertise to MozFest themes like badges, mobile, coding for kids, hackable games and digital literacy.
- Bring your existing digital literacy projects, curriculum and content. Connect with colleagues and leaders to refine your project, further your educational goals, and share resources.
2) Bring students and youth
- This year’s Festival includes an entire theme of sessions and activities just for youth, including a game arcade and content from Hive NYC, WYNC’s Radio Rookies, DigitalMe, O2 Think Big, Global Action Project and more.
3) Help build Webmaker tools and resources
- Collaborate with Mozilla. We want to build a “big tent” of like-minded edudcators to teach the world the web.
- Learn more about and help shape the future of Webmaker tools, projects and curriculum.
How do I get involved?
You can register here now: http://mzl.la/mozfest-register
There are also complimentary tickets to the Festival available for educators or instructors who:
- bring youth or students with them
- bring specific ideas, projects or lessons they want to share and work on at MozFest
- volunteer to run mini-sessions at the Festival
- spread the word about the Festival and Webmaker to your networks
- volunteer to act as a youth manager for a few hours
Interested? Get in touch here: http://mozillafestival.org/contact-us/
I’m looking forward to seeing you at MozFest!