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Team application guidelines
Thank you for your interest in being part of the first edition of the Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse. Please read the following guidelines carefully and make sure you understand them before starting an application.
- The Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse is an opportunity designed for one team of highly motivated Wikimedians to have access to training, mentoring and resources to turn their idea into action.
- The idea to be developed under the Greenhouse needs to be connected to a Wikimedia project (Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikivoyage, etc.) and your local education context.
- Every team applying to the Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse should have at least 3 members.
- A good application will demonstrate your knowledge of and relationships with local education actors and institutions as well as with your Wikimedia community. It will include clear and concrete roles for every team member, actions and goals, as well as the team’s vision for sustainability of their project. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
- The Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse is not a space for the following: learning how to edit Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects, funding user groups or chapters, developing an academic research paper, or getting funding to pay for third-party services.
- Applications will be reviewed by an independent committee formed by members of Wikimedia affiliate groups and WMF staff. The committee will use this rubric to evaluate applications. Feedback from the selection committee will be published for transparency purposes.
- The chosen team to participate in the Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse will receive on-site mentoring and guidance by a member of the WMF Education team at the beginning and at the end of the implementation period of their idea. These visits will be scheduled in advance in consultation with the selected team. All team members are required to be present on site at the time of these visits.
- At least one team member needs to commit to fully participate in the “Wikimedia Education Project Management” online course starting the first week of July 2019. This online course will consist of an introductory unit followed by 3 didactic units that will cover topics related to knowledge equity, developing workshops and trainings, working with stakeholders, and impact evaluation. Each unit will last 2 months and will demand a time commitment of between 2.5 - 3 hours per week.
- By applying to the Wikimedia & Education Greenhouse, all members of the team commit to staying actively engaged from start to finish. The tentative timeline for the first edition of the Greenhouse is as follows:
- Applications open: April 5th - May 5th, 2019
- Committee evaluates applications: May 2019
- Selected team is announced: June 5th, 2019
- Wikimedia Education Project Management online course starts: July 1st
- Selected team receives first on-site visit from member of WMF Education team: July - October, 2019 (in consultation with the selected team)
- Participants complete Unit 1 of online course: September 12th, 2019
- Participants complete Unit 2 of online course: December 6th, 2019
- Participants complete Unit 3 of online course: February 28th, 2020
- Selected team receives second on-site visit from member of WMF Education team: March - May, 2020 (in consultation with the selected team)
- Selected team finishes implementation of their project: June, 2020
- Selected team starts working on their impact report: July, 2020
- Selected team communicates impact report: August, 2020
- A number of communication channels will be available for the participants in the Greenhouse (Moodle forums, Slack channels, Talk pages, etc). Participants are expected to follow a Code of Conduct for communications in these channels. Abusive behavior will not be tolerated.
When you are ready to submit your team application, follow this link. If you have any further questions, feel free to send a message to email@example.com