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Updates from Hive Global
Welcome to our newest Hive cities!
Mombasa, Denver, Bangalore and Vancouver all became official Hive Learning Communities in recent months. We're thrilled to welcome these cities to our growing global network! Learn more about how to start a Hive in your city here
Led by a team of long-time Mozillians, Hive Bangalore has been a year in the making. The team in Bangalore brought the Hive to their city through a series of pop-up and Maker Party events focused on exposing more people to digital and web literacy activities. They're currently working on creating an application process that allows them to recruit their first cohort of collaborative community members.
Hive Denver is cultivating lasting community partnerships with local organizations that would secure funding to hire their first full-time team member in the next 6-8 months. The team is currently developing their summer programming to mark their official Hive Denver launch.
The team behind Hive Mombasa, Mombasa Tech, recently completed a tour where they visited high schools and universities across southern Kenya to teach students the power of the open Web using Mozilla’s Webmaker tools, and to promote "making" as a way to boost web literacy and unlock social and economic opportunities.Hive Mombasa will be working on organizing a Maker Expo event that will act as the official launch of the Hive in Mombasa in the coming months.
As the second official Canadian Hive location, Hive Vancouver has been working to cultivate relationships with a small but growing group of initial members. Currently they are working with the Vancouver Public Library to hold monthly community meetings as well as acting as a co-chair of the Vancouver Maker Foundation Board.
Hive Kansas City and Hive Chattanooga attended Beyond Today’s Internet: Experiencing a Smart Future, an event held in Washington, DC and hosted by US Ignite and Global Environment for Network Innovations (GENI), where they showcased local projects to illustrate how gigabit innovation can transform cities and schools into learning laboratories and innovation hubs. Learn more here
Hive NYC recently teamed up with the NYC Department of Education for their Innovative Partner Professional Development program. Over the eight-week period, educators from across the five boroughs created lessons toincorporateweb literacy and connected learning principles into their classroom environments. See the results here
Success Beyond Limits held its March Break Career Exploration camp at Mozilla's Toronto office, where youth participated in events that explored entrepreneurship, design-thinking and well-being as key skils for jobs of the future. Learn more in their full report
Mozilla is hosting a monthly webinar series called Teach the WebTalks, where industry leaders share their perspective on topics related to education and the web. It’s an effort to help our growing, global community learn, share and improve their skills as teachers/mentors of the web.
To listen to previous pod casts and to subscribe, click here
The next Teach the WebTalk is this Thursday, April 16th at 4 pm ET!
Elsa Rodriguez from Hive Chicago discusses how theywork to maintain an environment of openness, and to document and share the great work coming from Hive-supported projects in their city.
The Partnership for Afterschool Education partnered with Hive NYC to bring educators together for six working sessions to explore how to expand their programs, ideas and partnerships to reach a wider audience of youth and educators within and beyond New York City. Read more about the process and find more useful resources in this information-rich recap.