CIVICLAB DESIGN HACK
Notes from sessions were posted directly to this Google shared doc = http://tinyurl.com/CL-DesignHack.
View images from the session in this Flickr album thanks to Gladys Kosa-Mendoza.
June 16 Agenda
10am – 10:15am – Schmoozing, get snacks
10:15 – Welcome to space – Nell Taylor, Executive Director, Read/Write Library (http://readwritelibrary.org)
10:20 – Special salutation from Tarek Amr – Tahrir Square freedom blogger (http://globalvoicesonline.org/author/tarek-amr)
10:25 – Why we are here – Tom Tresser, Chief Tool Builder, CivicLab (www.civiclab.us)
10:30 – Introductions and instructions – Katherine Darnstadt, Founder, Latent Design (www.latentdesign.com)
Break into small groups:
(1) The life-cycle of an activist event/cause – What apps or tools could help along the way? (Moderated by Rebecca Reynolds, CivicLab Organizer) Listen to this group’s report – 5:51
(2) What should be in a civic lab? Dream up programming that would then inform a foot print and space plan. (Moderated by Katherine) Listen to this group’s report – 8:59
(3) Civic Education Primer – What skills should we be teaching, offering, learning to accelerate civic engagement? (Moderated by Nell) Listen to this group’s report – 5:19
12pm – Lunch (pizza, salad, soft drinks) – Continue schmoozing, networking
12:30 All groups re-assemble to go over key points to present
12:45 All re-group to hear reports
1:00ish – Project pitching & voting – Listen to our wrap up and thank yous – 2 minutes
- July 3 “Catch Up” session for people who wanted to come to design hack, Topics, 2122 N. Halsted, 6:30-7:30pm
- July 14 Leadership Organizing session & BBQ @ Tom’s house, 4:00-8:00pm
- Take a look at the examples posted here – http://www.civiclab.us/examples
- List of civic competencies, knowledge & dispositions from The Campaign for the Civic Mission of School - download two-page bullet list
- New report documents dismal U.S. civic IQ - download summary report
- “Driving Social Change” by Paul Light – This essay lays out a great framework for how social change happens. Download PDF.
- “Planning for Stronger Local Democracy,” National League of Cities. Download pdf
- Communities of Practice – An Introduction by Etienne Wenger. Download Word doc.
- Badge-based learning. Download 14 page background paper, “Open Badges for Lifelong Learning” from the Mozilla Foundation
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