Since January 1, 2018, stewardship of Hive Chicago has transitioned from Mozilla to a new local non-profit, the Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX). Please visit us at chicagolx/joinus to learn how you and your organization can join our growing community. The Hive is still the Hive.

Mar 13 2018

March 2018 Meetup


Harold Washington Library Center

400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

Thursday, March 15, 9:00am to 12:00pm

RSVP to this event on Eventbrite

Free parking available in the parking lot directly across from the Center on S. Chicago Avenue or on the street.

Skip Ahead:

March Meetup Agenda

  • 9:00 AM – Connections
  • 9:15 AM – Welcome and Announcements
  • 9:20 AM – #hivebuzz
  • 9:45 AM – Tinker Time
  • 10:15 AM – Hive Spotlight: Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
  • 10:55 AM – Housekeeping and Transition to Working Time
  • 11:00 AM – Moonshot Working Groups

RSVP to join us for our March meetup from 9 am to 12 pm at the Harold Washington Library Center.

Connect, learn, and lead at the March Meetup! In addtition to other meetup activities, this month’s meetup spotlight will feature an important training session from the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) on how to support youth from immigrant and refugee communities and a Slack 101 tutorial from the Hive member, Casmir Patterson.  

#hivebuzz: Share program or project updates

Click here to learn about how you can Share & Lead discussions or projects at the meetup.

During the meetup anyone can have 60 seconds to announce an event, program or opportunity available to others and then 10-15 minutes to lead small discussion/breakout groups to share more details and information about your update with curious attendees. If you are interested, you’ll need to let us know in advance. Please submit your information via the online form by end of the day, on the Wednesday EOB before the meetup.


Now Accepting Nominations: Hive Chicago Advisory Committee

Hive Chicago Advisory Committee members serve an 18-month term during which they provide overall leadership to the Hive and represent a Moonshot Working Group. In the coming months, three Advisory Committee members will be reaching the end of their terms, presenting the opportunity for new leaders across the Moonshots listed below.

  • Think Tank Moonshot – Opening May 2018
  • Access Moonshot – Opening June 2018
  • School-Hive Moonshot – Opening July 2018

We will be accepting nominations to fill these vacancies on a rolling basis through Friday, March 16, 2018.  Please take a moment to nominate a great candidate using this nomination form.


February Meetup Recap

In the spirit of “less yack and more hack,” the Hive got to tinkering at the February Meetup. Hive members shared their favorite apps during Connections Time and then groups picked one to explore during “Tinker Time.”

Tinkering is more than a tactic to keep meetups lively. The benefits of tinkering are research based. The Consortium on Chicago School Research’s Foundations for Young Adult Success Framework explicitly calls out Connected Learning and Tinkering as effective methods for young people and practitioners to practice, make mistakes, and learn new ways of learning (and teaching).

More tinkering coming to a Hive meetup soon!

Check out the apps shared by Hivemembers below:

Individual Productivity:  AsanaDropboxEvernoteGoogle Drive   Focus KeeperHootsuit

eNotability, SlackTodoist,  TogglTrello, and Zapier.

Project Team Management:  AsanaBitrix 24ConfluencedoodleDiscourseGoogle KeepSlackTelegramTimeline JSTrelloVoxer, and Zapier.

Teen Engagement:  Flip GridGroupMeInstagramThinkificWord ReferenceWhatsApp.

Creativity:  Adobe SparkBoomerangCanvaCartoDarkroomJuxtapose JSQuikPhoto GridPhotofyPhotoshop ExpressTimeline JSVSCO

Other:  BoomerangConvertkitEdmodoEpicollect 5Google ClassroomiNaturalistInsertLearningMentiMerlin Bird ID, and Spot Hero.

#hivebuzz: Upcoming Events

Upcoming Hive Community Convenings

Date Convening Time Location
Mar 15, 2018 Monthly Meetup, RSVP 9:000 AM – 12:00 PM Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room
Apr 19, 2018 Monthly Meetup, RSVP 9:000 AM – 12:00 PM Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room
May 17, 2018 Monthly Meetup, RSVP 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Harold Washington Library Center, Multipurpose Room

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