MEMBERS

The Mozilla Hive Toronto Learning Network (Hive Toronto) is a community of over 72 youth-serving organizations united by the principles of connected learning. Member organizations, including museums, libraries, coding clubs, informal learning spaces and afterschool programs.

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.

Levels of Membership:

Hive Member:

Organizations or institutions that:

•Must be a registered not for profit in Canada(this requirement is necessary to apply for Hive Toronto mini-grant funding)
•Provide youth development and learning opportunities directly to young people in the Greater Toronto Area.
•Invest in increasing access and equity in education through digital media and web literacy.
•Commit to ongoing learning and innovation for both educators and youth participants.
•Commit to creating and contributing to inclusive learning environments within and outside of their organization.

Community Ally:

Organizations that are aligned with Hive’s core principles and practices but do not meet Hive Member criteria. This can include individuals such as educators, youth workers, social workers, community organizing groups, community focused coalitions etc.

These groups showcase a commitment to:

•Investing in increasing access and equity in education through digital media and web literacy.
•Commit to ongoing learning and innovation for both educators and youth participants.
•Commit to creating and contributing to inclusive learning environments within and outside of their organization.

MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

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

MEMBER BENEFITS

  • 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

CURRENT MEMBERS

Hive Member Logos - Oct 23 2014