I am returning from a couple of weeks away: rested and super-energized about what’s coming next for the Participation Team and community leadership.
Based on research in the last two heartbeats we have now have an v.1 of Participation Leadership Framework, and we’re fired up and ready to go for the next three weeks developing and testing curriculum in line with that framework.
Volunteer sub-tasks volunteer for my heartbeat are: Curriculum QA and ‘Workshop Co-pilot’. The first is really just about staying connected to the work, and providing feedback and suggestions through review. The second is more of a role for this heartbeat, for someone interested in improving as a facilitator by co-piloting a couple of online workshops with me, and then running an offline version with local contributors in their region. Please reach out in the task comments if you are excited about doing something like this! As with previous volunteer tasks, there are more details in the issue.
Note: we also have ongoing development work on a fork of teach.mozilla.org in an effort to test the import and display external markdown files as content. Thanks to @asdofindia for his great work and recent Pull Request to help this along.
For more on contributing with the Participation Team and the Heartbeat process check out our contribute.md.
That’s it! Except as a final thing I thought I would share all the books that were recommended to me when I asked for suggestions for my time away. I highly recommend time away with books.
- Mémoires d’Hadrien
- Baron of the Trees
- Confederacy of Dunces (Reading next)
- The Circle
- The Martian (reading)
- The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacaks
- The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
- All the Light We Cannot See (recommend for sure)
- And the Mountains Echoed (recommend)
- The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry