Next Thursday, May 2, Mozilla is kicking-off a free online collaborative course to explore new ways of teaching digital literacies through making and learning together. It’s called Teach the Web: A Mozilla Open Online Collaboration (that’s our play on MOOC), and it’s a learning opportunity and a chance to connect with educators, teachers, techies, artists and folks from around the world.
The #teachtheweb course will run from May 2 – June 30. Participants can join in weekly guided discussions, tackle hands-on activities, develop and remix teaching resources, and compare notes with a global community of makers and educators. The course takes place via the Webmaker G+ community, on Twitter and through a blog hub where we’ll introduce new topics and activities each week. The best part is it’s flexible so you can participate on your own time.
There will be a thread in the G+ community where people from across Hive Learning Networks can connect to discuss and localize topics and things that emerge through the course. There are also a bunch of separate study groups forming around topics like Webmaker for Music Culture and Writing as Making/Making as Writing.
Teach the Web is also the pre-game for the Mozilla Maker Party, which was announced earlier this week at the White House Science Fair. It’s a global party to celebrate all the things we can make thanks to the collaborative power of the web! Many Hive members and partners have already signed up to join this campaign that Mozilla is running with the National Writing Project and with support from the MacArthur Foundation. It kicks off on June 15 and you can be sure we’ll be throwing some great Maker Parties throughout the summer. We hope you’ll join us and even host your own.
Visit webmaker.org/teach to find more info and sign up for Teach the Web. Also join the Webmaker G+ community. And please spread the word!