The Mozilla Hive Toronto Learning Network (Hive Toronto) is a community of over 60 youth-serving organizations united by the principles of connected learning. Member organizations, including museums, libraries, coding clubs, informal learning spaces and afterschool programs.
Read about the 21 new members organizations that joined the network in January 2015: http://hivetoronto.org/introducing-hive-torontos-21-new-members/.
At Hive Toronto, members network with each other, share best practices and pedagogies, learn about and play with new technologies, participate in events, and most importantly, collaborate to design and implement transformative learning opportunities for Toronto youth.
Hive Toronto members are active contributors and collaborators in our networked approach. Through an application process, they demonstrate their commitment to:
- Create interest-based, production-centered learning opportunities for youth
- Embrace innovation and be advocates for change in the Toronto learning landscape
- Collaborate with other organizations in the network
- Work in the open, sharing plans, practices and outcomes under Creative Commons licensing
- Create prototypes and provide shareable outcomes
- Incorporate opportunities for youth to build 21st century skills
- Develop practices, technologies and frameworks that provide youth with equitable, accessible opportunities to participate to their fullest capacity
- Brokered connections between member organizations based on shared ideas and potential programs
- Project assistance and support in the form of fiscal sponsorship, creative and technological consultation and strategic planning
- Opportunity to participate in events in and beyond Toronto that illustrate the work of network members and promote connected learning principles, digital literacy and webmaking skills
- Strengthen capacity for designing and implementing high quality digital media learning programs through presentation opportunities and design charrettes
- Help achieving wider program impact by sharing and presenting program models and/or learning strategies
- Access to Mozilla’s global network of tech-savvy, webmaking, global representatives
- Additional promotion for programs and events through Hive Toronto communications channels (blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc.), as well as youth and volunteer recruitment
- A knowledge exchange for members to share models, ideas, content, tools and best-practices with each other
- Professional development through peer mentoring, modeling and sharing
- Monthly, in-person meet-ups and conference calls that allow for members to share program updates, best practices, and learn about new opportunities