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Comments and questions from LMiranda (WMF)Edit

Raimundo Pastor My name is Lauren Miranda and I am a Project Coordinator within the Community Engagement department at the Wikimedia Foundation. I’m reaching out with a few questions about your idea to attract new readers from within schools and educational institutions. I would like to know if you have one or two schools in mind where you would like to begin this project? Also, do you know what the process is to begin corresponding with the legal authorizations you mentioned? Finally, when would you be available to begin work on this project? Thank you in advance for your responses! LMiranda (WMF) (talk) 22:49, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Comentario de Raimundo PastorEdit

Hola Lauren Miranda:

Lo ideal sería empezar por una única escuela, para implantar como proyecto piloto. Tengo en mente dos colegios que se podrían tantear. Habría que hablar con sus respectivos Directores, para ver si tendrían interés en participar, y que nos indicaran (si es preciso) las autorizaciones legales necesarias de las instituciones dueñas de los colegios. Podría comenzar ya en este proyecto, siempre que cuente con el respaldo de la Fundación Wikimedia. Se debería elaborar primero un proyecto docente (que es el que presentaríamos al Director de la escuela y a la Institución responsable) con los objetivos a conseguir (facilitar la búsqueda de información enciclopédica e imágenes a través de Wikipedia) la metodología a desarrollar, medir algunos valores significativos (número de profesores y alumnos, horas dedicadas, material utilizado, etc) y los resultados obtenidos (número de búsquedas realizadas a través de Wikipedia, porcentaje de éxitos y de fallos obtenidos, etc). Un cordial saludo:--Raimundo Pastor (talk) 21:39, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Comments from LMiranda (WMF)Edit

Thank you for your response Raimundo Pastor. I would like to connect you with my colleague Astinson (WMF) who works closely with our Wikipedia Education Program who can follow up with additional questions and next steps.

Next steps to develop your ideaEdit

Thanks for submitting your idea, Wikipedia a los colegios, for the New Readers Inspire Campaign. In order to help develop your idea further, we want to ask you to respond to the following questions here on the discussion page. Please refer to this document, which contains examples and resources to help you answer these questions:

1. Describe one or two versions of this idea that are smaller than your initial one.
2. List three assumptions about your project and why you think those assumptions are true (see the document for some examples).
3. List three skills or resources you don’t have, that you need for this project to succeed.
4. How can you determine if your project is successful?

Please contact me on my talk page if you have any questions. I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 21:58, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Rapid Grant applications due March 15thEdit

Thanks for starting your idea with the New Readers Inspire Campaign. I'm Chris Schilling (User:I JethroBT (WMF)), a community organizer supporting the campaign.

If you think you may need funding for your idea, Rapid Grants are available for ideas submitted during this campaign. Grant applications for ideas related to new readers are due by March 15th, 2018 (23:59 GMT). You can convert your idea into a Rapid Grant proposal by clicking on the Expand into a Rapid Grant button at the bottom of your idea page. Please review the guidelines and criteria before starting your grant application. If you need help completing your grant application, please contact me at cschilling

While applications for Rapid Grants can normally be submitted at any time, we have implemented a deadline for ideas on this specific topic. The reason for this deadline is because we plan to develop specific criteria later in 2018 for grant applications related to new readers and awareness-building activities. The applicants and project plans we receive from you in the coming weeks will help us define these guidelines and set expectations for future work in inviting people to use Wikimedia projects generally.

Also, if you do not need funding but would like to discuss other questions or needs for your idea (such as on-wiki volunteers or advising), please feel free to contact me on my talk page or at cschilling, and we can discuss your needs over e-mail or schedule a time to have a conversation about your needs over Skype / Hangouts / IRC. Thanks, I JethroBT (WMF) 15:47, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Follow up from LMiranda (WMF)Edit

Hello Raimundo Pastor I wanted to follow up with you regarding your Wikipedia a los colegios idea. I'd like to help you develop this idea into a Rapid Grant proposal. To do so, it will be helpful to think about some of the pilot questions from above. This will help you break down your idea to determine what your activities will include, what specific funding resources you need, and the timeline to complete the project. I'm also curious to hear more about the teaching project your proposed and how this could be implemented in the classrooms. If you have any questions about applying for a Rapid Grant please feel free to respond here or contact Chris Schilling at cschilling LMiranda (WMF)

Resources for your education projectEdit

Hi Raimundo Pastor, and thank you for your submission to the New Readers Inspire Campaign! I’m excited to learn more about your ideas and help support you moving forward. Allow me to introduce myself and my team:

My name is Nichole Saad, and I’m an education program manager on the Education Team at the Wikimedia Foundation. You can read more about me on Wiki. In short, I’m an education specialist who has worked in about 20 schools in 7 countries, and supported education development projects for governments and UN agencies. Now, I support people like you to carry out education activities in the Wikimedia movement that help students achieve valuable 21st century skills while building awareness for the movement and adding content to Wikimedia projects, especially on local language Wikis.

I wanted to share some resources that might be helpful for you while you are planning your rapid grant proposals, and also offer you office hours time where we can have a conversation about your project ideas and how you can plan for success. Please find below the linked resources, and a link to a Doodle where you can select the time that works best for you. I will follow up with at least two time slot offerings, and you can feel free to join the call that works best for you.

Warm regards,

Nichole 19:24, 8 March 2018 (UTC)

Doodle Link:

Useful resources:

Background reading on shared goals in education and the Wikimedia Movement:

Program management tool

Where you can find examples:

Inspire Campaign Rapid Grant applications due todayEdit

This is a final reminder that the deadline for Rapid Grant applications for ideas submitted for the New Readers Inspire Campaign are due today (March 15th 2018) by 23:59 GMT. IF you think you need funding for you idea, please review the following instructions:

If you haven't drafted your Rapid Grant proposal: Click on the Expand into a Rapid Grant button at the bottom of your idea page and fully respond to all the questions. Once you've answered the questions and are ready for your proposal to be formally reviewed, submit your draft proposal and change the status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
If you've already drafted your Rapid Grant proposal: Be sure to fully respond to all questions regarding your activities, measures of impact, and budget, and then change the status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.

If you're not sure you know how to change the status of your proposal or aren't sure if you've changed it properly, please contact me at cschilling or on my talk page and I can make the changes for you. Thanks, User:I JethroBT (WMF) (talk) 15:54, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

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