I am as excited as Ribbon Cat (see below) to announce a few upcoming instructor events!
First off, you can take a look at http://sharewebmaking.org/#events to see all of the event listings and to see how you can get involved.
In particular, there are two upcoming events for people who teach webmaking / coding / digital literacy, one on each US coast: a chance to meet like-minded folks and help build this community!
Boston (May 12th): http://mitwebmakinginstructorconf.eventbrite.com/
San Francisco (Jun 2nd): http://sfwebmakinginstructorconf.eventbrite.com/
These events are a chance to collaborate, share experiences, and help each other in our common vision. The agenda will be co-designed with participants before and during the event. If you can make it, it’s going to be aaaaaaaaaawesome. (And I wouldn’t lean that hard on the ‘a’ key if it weren’t gonna be awesome.)
In addition, we’re hosting a Toronto Teacher Hackjam on May 5th (http://torontoteacherhackjam.eventbrite.com/) for classroom teachers who want to learn how to incorporate web making into their curriculum. There’s a bunch of exciting sessions for this already in place, and a few more in the works.
Lastly, I recognize that this is a global community and that not everyone will be able to make it to one of these events. We’re already planning a London instructor event in June (details soon!), but we’re also interested in hearing where else you think events like these would be useful:
How is that for crazy ribbon-cat level awesomeness all in one blog post?!
If you can think of anyone who teaches web making (or wants to teach web making), please send these links around! And if that sounds like you, we’d love to have you join us! As an added incentive: I promise to do a little dance for anyone who attends and mentions this blogpost in person.