In this workshop, participants will learn how the work in education connects to our strategic direction, specifically, knowledge equity. We know that when educators have students contribute to Wikimedia projects as part of their classroom learning, they acquire valuable skills for life like digital literacy, information literacy, critical thinking, collaboration, and many more. Wikipedia and its sister projects contribute to digital equity in education while at the same time, educators and students are contributing to knowledge equity. By fostering the relationship between the Wikimedia movement and education, we can create a world where everyone not only has access to knowledge, but has the skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century.
Considering a shared understanding of the Wikimedia movement, this workshop will provide participants with resources to engage educators with our movement, and how it is working to close gaps in digital equality, knowledge equity, and even the gender divide. Using a Wiki page created especially for this workshop, participants will engage with the five dimensions of digital equity  to interpret a case study about a Wikipedia education project. By the end of this workshop participants will gain a broad understanding of digital equity challenges in education at the global level. They will be able to explain how Wikimedia is addressing digital equity, and will be able to explain how Wikimedia projects can be used to close gaps in educational inequalities.
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By the end of this session:
Participants will gain a broad understanding of digital equity challenges in education at the global level
Participants will be able to explain how the Wikimedia movement is addressing digital equity
Participants will be able to explain how Wikimedia projects can be used to close gaps in educational inequalities