Just a reminder, this is in 11 hours! Hope you all can join!

On Wed, Sep 13, 2023 at 7:57 PM LiAnna Davis <lianna@wikiedu.org> wrote:
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: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_%26_Education_User_Group/Showcase

==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 Wikimedia Armenia.
* 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: https://wikimedia.zoom.us/j/86877668952?pwd=ZG9seXcwV3VYVXRobGRDcWZYR1NyQT09

If you need interpretation support from English to another language, please reach out to Sailesh Patnaik at WMF to request it: spatnaik@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