As of January 1, 2018, stewardship of Hive Chicago will transition from Mozilla to a new local non-profit, the Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX). Hive Chicago will have a temporary home at the Chicago Community Trust until the transition to CLX is complete. The Hive is still the Hive. Read more here.

School-Hive Connections

We aim to create connected learning opportunities within Chicago school communities.

Call to Action:

There is a low level of engagement between Hive member organizations and school communities as a whole. In order to bridge connected learning innovations to the formal schooling environment, the Hive Teachers network will foster vibrant professional development (PD) opportunities for Chicago teachers–both online and face to face.

Moonshot Goal: to compel schools and teachers to welcome and adopt Hive program(s) in order to provide students access to many new kinds of skills during school time including: digital media literacy, design thinking, and creative, hands-on explorations of science and technology.

Accountable Members:
C. Meghan Hausman Jacobson - NEIU Center for College Access & Success

Responsible Members:
Germania Solorzano - NEIU Center for College Access & Success

Exemplary Solutions

  • Model for Connected Learning

    A new model for teacher professional development.

  • Connected Learning Teacher Network

    Create a calendar of PD that includes all of the Hive orgs.

  • Convergence Academies

    Convergence Academies works in Chicago Public Schools to integrate digital media arts and technology in a whole-school model.

    Convergence Adacemies are working to gain a greater understanding of how connected learning can happen within a public school setting; students will improve media skills and literacies, and teachers will increase their capacity to bridge classroom curriculum with badging and other youth-driven learning tools.

  • We aim to create connected learning opportunities within Chicago school communities.


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