This is re-posted from Heather Payne’s blog.
As many of you know, I’ve been working part-time on a project for Mozilla since January. It’s been so fun! Basically, I’ve been tasked with the responsibility of figuring out how to create a Hive Learning Network in Toronto. Well, first I had to figure out whether or not that was even a good idea. But once we did that, the gig has been all about running really fun and educational tech-related events for kids, collaborating with awesome partners (mostly youth-serving non-profits) and figuring out how to make the events we’ve been running for kids – the ones that teach awesome, foundational digital literacy skills – have even more impact.
Our first event in Waterloo!
One way we’re doing that this fall is by hosting an event in a city outside of Toronto. On October 27th, 2012, we’ll be hosting a Hive Pop-Up in Waterloo, Ontario. Check out the event details here. We have an incredible venue (thanks, Communitech!), a bunch of awesome partners on board (TVO, the Waterloo Public Library, Mozilla, and others) and we’re looking for just a few more groups and individuals to join us for an incredible afternoon of learning and fun!
Whether you’re a non-profit, a traditional company, an unofficial group of friends, or even just an individual, if you’re passionate about teaching kids foundational digital literacy skills like webmaking, game design, app creation, programming, video editing, and more, I would love for you to join me on October 27th in Waterloo. Transportation from Toronto to Waterloo and back is provided!
(Oh, we’re also looking for a bunch of non-technical volunteers. If you’re interested, sign up here!)
Who can get involved: Anyone passionate about teaching kids foundational digital literacy skills
Where is the event: Communitech in Waterloo, Ontario (transportation is provided!)
When is the event: October 27th from 1 pm to 4:30 pm
The task: Lead or help out at a station – there are lots to choose from! Whether you want to teach kids basic HTML & CSS, help them design apps at the paper prototyping station, create game designers at the Scratch station, or something else entirely, there is something for everyone at this event. Get in touch with me for more details!
And for the Torontonians reading this…
I’m running a separate Hive Pop-Up in Toronto (as part of Digifest) on October 20th. Sign up to attend or volunteer here. It’s going to be fun!