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At Wikimedia Polska, we run a special program for teachers working in
school libraries (in Poland, each school has its own library and a
librarian is also a teacher). The Wikiteka project
<https://wikiszkola.pl/wikiteka/>is already recognizable, we are invited to
conferences to talk about it. I will be speaking again soon, but this time *I
was also asked to give an example of school libraries from abroad.*
Therefore, I am asking you *to complete this survey *about primary,
secondary and high schools` situation. You can also give this to teachers /
school librarians you know. Here is the link:
This will help me a lot, but of course I don't have much time ;)
*My next e-mail will include English summary about Wikiteka project.*
*For those, who can`t use google forms, I wrote questions below. If you
would like to support this quick research, please copy those question and
paste into separate e-mail together with your answers. *
*My e-mail: klara.sielicka(a)wikimedia.pl <klara.sielicka(a)wikimedia.pl>*
*At first:* please give link and address (town/country) of the school you
are referring to.
Please mention the age group of the students at this school.Then answer
*Q1*. Do schools in your country typically have libraries within the school
premises, or do they use libraries located outside of the school? If so,
for what age group of students?
*Q2.* For schools that have libraries inside, could you briefly describe
what the library space looks like and how it's organized? You can attach
*Q3.* Can you explain the work organization within these libraries?
*Q4*.If students in your country use libraries outside of school, could you
share why and how they access these external libraries?
An*d the last one*: if you know about any Wikipedia/ open education
activities going on in those libraries, please write down some examples
*Thank you alll in advance!*
*And once again the link to the survey:*
Z poważaniem / Sincerely
Menadżerka ds. Otwartej Edukacji / Open Education Manager
tel: +48 790 290 924
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We're excited to announce a new regular meeting of the Wikimedia &
education community: the EduWiki Knowledge Showcase!
==About the EduWiki Knowledge Showcase==
The EduWiki Knowledge Showcase is a collaboration of the Wikipedia &
Education User Group and the WMF Education team. It replaces various
overlapping meetings of community members we used to have, and offers an
opportunity to highlight the work being done in education all over the
world. Each month, we'll highlight either a region or a program type, with
multiple speakers on the same theme. The time of the meeting will move
around to accommodate different time zones. You can see more about the
EduWiki Knowledge Showcase here:
==Join us for our first EduWiki Knowledge Showcase on WikiCamps!==
Our first meeting will be on Monday, 2 October, at 9 am UTC (
https://zonestamp.toolforge.org/1696237245), and will be themed around
WikiCamps. Our speakers each contributed a bit about their work:
* Susanna Mkrtchyan, Wikimedia Armenia & board member, Wikipedia &
Education User Group: Wikimedia Armenia has been organizing WikiCamps since
2014. In the same year, WikiCamp was recognized as the coolest project of
the Wiki movement. WikiCamps and WikiClubs are registered as trademarks of
Wikimedia Armenia. WikiCamp is one of the components of the Educational
ecosystem through Wikipedia, which was developed by me and is run by
* Natasha Nedanoska, Macedonian language teacher in a primary school,
member of GLAM Macedonia, education educator and coordinator of Wiki Club
Ohrid: I have been participating in Wikicamps since 2018 and so far I have
been to 4 (Berovo, Dojran, Seles, Mavrovo), and on the eve is the fifth
Wikicamp on Kozuv Planina, Mihajlovo. Wiki Camps are three days long,
starting with dinner and ending with lunch. There is always a well-prepared
program that includes: editing of articles, lectures on topics related to
Wikipedia, lectures by experts depending on the topic of the camp,
familiarization with the environment and visiting sights, morning
exercises, quizzes and entertainment. Participants usually leave richer for
certain Wikipedia topics and with more experience.
* Nebojša Ratković, Education Program Manager at Wikimedia Serbia: We
organize Edu Wiki Camps since 2016. Our primary goal is to bring together
students who are interested in Wiki topics through this activity in order
to motivate them to become Wiki ambassadors. At the camp, we always have
activities related to Wiki projects, but also soft skills workshops that
help the participants to empower themselves.
* Vjollca: Family and friends call me Vjola. My Wiki username is Vyolltsa.
I have been working as a Project Manager with Wikimedians of Albanian
Language User Group for 3 years now. When I started out in this position, I
developed an interest in involving more people in the Wiki world, and
together with some high school teachers, we set up the Wikiclubs. It has
been an amazing journey, and I look forward to continuing to promote open
knowledge in education in Albania. In the meantime, I have been dedicated
to increasing the number of events/programs within Wiki Education by
aligning them with the school projects and objectives.
Join us October 2, 9 am UTC, on Zoom:
If you need interpretation support from English to another language, please
reach out to Sailesh Patnaik at WMF to request it: spatnaik(a)wikimedia.org
==Or volunteer to host our next one!==
We're actively seeking volunteers to speak at future EduWiki Knowledge
Showcases. Collaborate with education program leaders in your region or who
run the same type of program you do to put together a panel, and recommend
a day and time that will work! If you don't know others in your region or
who run the same type of program, list your interest anyway, and we can
help find others to collaborate with you.
Hope you can join us on 2 October!
The Wikipedia & Education User Group