:sync: Wikip(m)edia Tools in Schools as the Keys to Collaborative, Innovative Learning and Teaching

Author: Klara Sielicka-Baryłka
Institution: Wikimedia Poland
Country: Poland

Topic: Connecting Open Education to Primary and Secondary (K-12) Education
Sector: K-12
UNESCO Area of Focus: Building capacity
Session Format: Lightning Talk


Wiki-school program is the main element of the new educational strategy at Wikimedia Poland. The main goal is to make a certain number and type of schools introduce (ideally: permanently) into the educational program focused on the theory and practice of Wikipedia and its sister projects (Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikimedia Commons and others). It will be built on the basis of a new model of cooperation developed by Wikipedia members together with teachers (e.g. the MOOC for the teachers will be built with special customization included). 14 schools from various cities in Poland applied for the pilote phase of project. Each of the schools is represented by the leader - here are primarily Polish Literature teachers: enthusiasts of using ICT tools in education and modern teaching methods, recognized authors of textbooks, award-winning educators and educational bloggers. As part of the strategy, the specific objectives of the program have been formulated: ● Objective 1 Creating participatory methods of educational tools for conducting pilot lessons/classes on digital competences using Wikipedia in Polish language classes and / together - IT and/or history. ● Objective 2 To increase knowledge and significantly increase teachers' competence in teaching key digital competences ● Objective 3 Strengthening pro-social attitudes in student communities and teaching staff participating in the school program ● Objective 4 The permanent presence of grafted knowledge and tools in the school's program and ecosystem

The progject started in March 2020.


openknowledge, openeducation, wikimedia, wikipedia, teachers, students

Hi, everyone! I am looking forward to seeing you at my presentation! We all use Wikipedia, your students use Wikipedia for sure :slight_smile: It is time to go deeper and understand and contribute!
We dont have [webiste](https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikiprojekt:Edukacja/Wikiszko%C5%82a)) in English - maybe I will create such one before conference :) You can read in English about our wiki-edu activities in the newsletter here`, here, here and here and here

Oh, and to relax before the conference, please enjoy the effects of Wikimedia Poland`s partnerships: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:GLAM_in_Poland Feel free to browse, download, re-use!

Our last sth for teachers in Poland, where schools are closed again: we added the new wiki-excersise & reading book to those which had been made in Spring: sth for first graders. Topic: the Autumn. With links to Wikipedia and Wikisource articles, illustrated by the old graphics provided by the National Library in Poland. https://pl.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikizeszyt_klasy_I-III/Wikizeszyt_Jesień

:arrow_right: :arrow_right: Read about wiki-education around the world. Finally the paper has been published! I wrote this with my fellow wikipedians from USA/UK, Germany and Serbia. There is of course part about Poland, too. http://lse.ptl.info.pl/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Nebojša-Ratković-Paul-Jerchel-Pen-Yuan-Hsing-Klara-Sielicka-Baryłka_Wikipedia.pdf

Here are my slides:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1H0lUZA9Ukj3vn7tXOQX482NA5NRqEYDXodKgpCAAlnM/edit#slide=id.gcb9a0b074_1_0

Session recording:

Thank you! And I am so sorry for the problem with slides. I saw them properly on my computer…