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Curriculum hackathons are two day intensive workshops where individuals come together to develop a module that will form part of the Sky School curriculum. We will be posting a number of hackathon opportunities over the next 12 months. All "live" hackathon opportunities are posted here:  

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP CURRICULUM HACKATHON

16-17 JUNE

UWC MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS

 

GET INVOLVED IN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Sky School Curriculum Hackathons are weekend long rapid curriculum development events.  Being involved in a hackathon represents an exceptional chance to:

  • Make a difference to refugee education

  • Learn and practise curriculum development strategies in a diverse, energetic and highly capable team. Explore leading practices and educational models for conceptual learning from experts.

  • Work alongside and form relationships with exceptional educators and experts to build your professional capacity.

  • Spend a great weekend in a beautiful location with fantastic people whilst growing as an educator and being part of something important.

We are looking to form an exceptional team who can join us for the weekend of 16-17 June and who between them have the following profiles:

  • Educators with subject area expertise in social entrepreneurship/ entrepreneurship/economics

  • Educators with experience of working with refugee learners

  • Educators with expertise in teaching English as an Additional Language (EAL)

  • Individuals with experience of running blended learning or online study programmes

  • Passionate and experienced generalists who are keen to support curriculum development

  • Young people aged 16-25 who have experience of migration or displacement  

If you meet any of these criteria, and are keen to take part, please fill out our expression of interest form by 1 June. Expressions of interest will be assessed and accepted on a rolling basis so that participants can make travel plans where necessary, so please submit your application at your earliest convenience.

WHAT ARE WE DEVELOPING?

Only 23% of refugee youth have access to secondary education worldwide. At Sky School, we are developing a social entrepreneurship module which forms part of the wider Sky School Diploma, an innovative curriculum which will enable refugee and displaced youth aged 16-26 to access transformational learning at secondary level through a blended (online and offline) learning approach. You can learn more about the Sky School approach here.

WHAT IS A CURRICULUM HACKATHON?

A curriculum hackathon is an intensive facilitated weekend workshop where individuals from different backgrounds come together to create a new module for the Sky School curriculum. The social entrepreneurship module will be launched in Amman, Jordan; Kakuma, Kenya and Amman, Jordan later this year.

WHAT ARE THE LOGISTICAL DETAILS?

The hackathon is kindly being hosted by UWC Maastricht, who have extensive expertise in delivering social entrepreneurship programmes to young people. Maastricht is located in the Southern Netherlands and can be easily reached from Brussels, Dusseldorf, Cologne, and anywhere in the Netherlands.

Participants should be able to cover their travel expenses where possible. Limited funds for travel subsidies are available on a needs basis, with priority given to refugee youth and others who may find the costs of traveling to Maastricht prohibitive to their attendance. 

WHAT’S THE SCHEDULE?

The tentative schedule is as follows (please note this is subject to change):

Friday 15 June

6pm - Welcome Barbecue at UWC Maastricht

Saturday 16 June

9am - 5pm - Hacking


Sunday 17 June

9am - 5pm - Hacking

FAQ

I WANT TO CONTRIBUTE BUT IT’S NOT MY SUBJECT AREA OR SPECIALISM/ I CAN’T MAKE IT TO THIS ONE, WILL THERE BE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO CONTRIBUTE?

Yes! This is one of the first hackathons we will hold. We will be holding additional  curriculum hackathons in a range of subject areas over the next 18 months in different locations. A schedule of upcoming hackathons will appear soon.

Subject areas will include (but are not limited to): Literacy, Arts and Culture, Peacebuilding, Politics and Economics, Science and Numeracy and Mathematics.

To express your interest in contributing, please fill out our Educators for Change Form. You can also sign up to our newsletter where we will be sending regular updates on upcoming hackathons.

HOW CAN I HOST A HACKATHON?

We plan to hold hackathons in a range of different locations over the next 18 months. If you work for a school or educational institution that might be interested in hosting a hackathon, please get in touch with us on hello@skyschool.world.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Please reach out to us on hello@skyschoolworld if you have any further questions.