Laura -these are all excellent suggestions. And thank you for letting me
know about Phoebe. A potential meeting would be to share existing resources
and discuss the suggestions your bring up, including how to concepts into
existing efforts like the Wikinews project. Are you based in California?
On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 1:33 AM, Laura Hale <laura(a)fanhistory.com> wrote:
CCed the education list.
On Wed, Oct 16, 2013 at 1:25 AM, Jane Park <janepark(a)creativecommons.org>wrote;wrote:
+ those of you who were on that thread.
Do any of you know who from Wikimedia is focused on education for K-12 in
the US? And if there is a representative in California (Bay Area or
otherwise) that would be interested in working on this topic?
We're exploring a gathering of folks working on fair and balanced
copyright curriculum for K-12 (a list to start at my
and wondering if someone from Wikimedia might be interested in being part
While I do not have experience with California's curriculum standards, a
copy of k-6 are available at
contains a list of standards by subject
matter. One of the first steps would be to identify which curriculum
standards that any lesson plan designs would be aimed at assisting a
teacher in meeting. Library skills looks to be an easier one to target if
you read through
advantage to taking this approach is it allows plugging into both the
network of education folks and library folks. (Phoebe Ayers, a member of
the WMF Board is also a librarian, and she might have good access to
librarians working in schools in the state of California.)
Another question once you determine which curriculum standards that you're
seeking to address is whether you're developing basically developing a
learning unit, with a complete curriculum designed to take place over the
course of a quarter/term of whether you're looking to create lesson plans
aimed one to three course periods, or a plan that takes two to three weeks
of classroom time. There are merits to either approach, but implementation
may then come down to the school structure, support and teacher
flexibility. Developing multiple resources may not be a bad approach.
That said, I would be happy to try to assist where possible. I'm
currently working on developing an education program across Wikinews
project, starting on English Wikinews at
. One of the goals is to
aim this potentially at high school teachers, and I could probably figure
out some way to do a better job at integrating these concepts into some of
the material that is being developed.
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