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Mozilla DOT Club Leader Training March 2017


A description of the benefits of the Mozilla Clubs initiative and why Clubs are an integral component of the DOT Digital Champion program.

Build Digital Literacy In Your Community Through Mozilla Clubs

Create local solutions and join a global movement. As a Mozilla Club leader you can create the impact that helps build the global Web Literate community. Mozilla Clubs are designed to meet the specific needs of your community and help you make a lasting impact in the lives of club participants. Leading a Mozilla Club enables you to build your web literacy skills and apply them to the challenges and opportunities in your community. This experience will strengthen your community impact resume and provide insight into more sustainable social innovation projects.

Mozilla Clubs is a model for local, in-person learning

A Mozilla Club brings people together locally to explore, participate in and create the open web in an engaging and collaborative way. They are groups that meet regularly and host events or meet-ups where creativity, collaboration, teaching and learning come together with one objective: developing digital skills.

There are currently 350+ registered Clubs that span 48+ countries. Mozilla Clubs Captains have the opportunity to join several digital channels that help them connect to each other and share experiences. This includes a Facebook group with 850+ participants, a learning forum with 80+ topic threads, a monthly Club Leaders Call with featured guests and an event gallery (note: these links are spelled out in resources section).

Who participates in clubs?

Club Captains: Mozilla Club Captains are drawn from a global community of leaders that cultivate web literacy experiences using high-quality, participatory curriculum. They develop their leadership skills, grow their professional network, receive mentorship and empower people worldwide to be informed contributors and creators of the digital world. DOT youth leaders participating in the Digital Champion pathway are provided the opportunity to be a Mozilla Club Captain. There are two roles for every Club Captain. Depending on their own experience some of our Captains see themselves as facilitators, who are directly teaching the Web to Club members. And some others describe their role more as an organizer, who makes sure things are in place to create a collaborative learning experience, rather than a being a teacher.

Club Learners: Community members that have specific ICT capacity development needs who participate in clubs to learn how to explore, participate and create the Web using inclusive and participatory methods. Participants are empowered through authentic making, reflective learning, and meaningful action with and on the Web that is linked to their needs and goals.

How will Clubs benefit your community?

Clubs provide a way for community members with similar interests and needs to come together to share knowledge and learn new skills. They foster a safe, collaborative and equal opportunity environment for people of all ages and backgrounds. Mozilla Clubs have access to a collection of digital literacy activities that can be used in online and offline environments. These activities link to a Web Literacy map which outlines specific skills and competencies that are needed to be Web literate. Each Mozilla Club has the ability to connect to a large network of Clubs around the world to further connect and grow their network.

How will Clubs benefit you?

Clubs provide young leaders the opportunity to be a part of an open web movement that is spreading digital literacy to new people and communities everywhere. Club participants have access to free tools, resources and curriculum. Through mentorship and trainings they are able to simultaneously build and practice new facilitation skills. Club participants also help test existing curriculum and author new curriculum that is used by a global audience.

Club participants have the opportunity to feature their work at Mozilla events, on community calls and in workshops. They can collaborate with other Club participants through digital platforms and virtual convenings. Other incentives include recognition letters and certificates of completion.

Why Mozilla Clubs?

Mozilla Clubs are quickly growing in size and impact. It was launched in 2015 and has been very successful in such a short time. Clubs provide an easy and customizable starting point for people of all backgrounds to engage with the Open Web movement. They create a way for Club Captains to build their own web literacy skills while building relationships with others through sharing those skills. Clubs also help DOT Youth Leaders grow as a DOT Digital Champion and contribute to keeping the internet healthy and prosperous.

Clubs are key nodes in the Mozilla Leadership Network, which enables connections to other people teaching digital literacy across Mozilla. By connecting with others, individual Clubs have access to best practices and mentorship around the world.

Where will you run your club?

Clubs can take place in a variety of places. Deciding where to hold Club gatherings is entirely up to the Club Captain and can be influenced by the needs of the Club learners. Clubs can also move around to different locations if needed. Some common places that Clubs meet are community centers, classrooms, libraries, internet cafes and innovation centers.

Community Impact

Clubs are intended to be safe, inclusive and engaging environments that can be customized to fit the needs of the Club learners. Each club is different in location, interest and size, which makes it a very unique initiative with very unique needs, contributors and outcomes. Club Captains are encouraged to choose activities and goals based on the needs of participants. Your success will impact the DOT Digital Champion Program by leveraging the existing Clubs network to deliver digital literacy and use of online services in communities.

Clubs will help Digital Champions

As a Digital Champion, your goal is to help transform your community through promotion of digital literacy skills development. The Mozilla Clubs initiative can help you do that. In most cases Digital Champions will take on the role of Club Captain and/or help identify leaders in the community who can take on the role of Club Captain. Each Captain will develop a plan for their Club that includes a timeline, content areas, goals and more.

The Club may be used as a launchpad for your community project that is tied to your work as a Digital Champion with DOT. This can happen through the activities and outcomes of each Club gathering.

You have an impact on Mozilla’s Trajectory

You are a key voice in shaping the open web and Mozilla relies on voices like yours to play a part in shaping our work and the open web movement. We encourage all Club participants to inject their own needs and ideas into the development of our materials and platforms. There are many opportunities to reflect on Mozilla Clubs initiatives and we hope you share those reflections with us frequently.


This is an in-person, one day training for individuals facilitating Mozilla Clubs through the Mozilla DOT Clubs project. Participants will get an introduction to Mozilla, working open, web literacy, facilitation techniques, tools and resources. In the event that there is no internet connection and/or no access to computers, this training can be done offline (with necessary preparation).

Training Objectives Audience Materials
Teach key digital literacy curriculum that can be used in local clubs. 18+ (Preferable, but not essential) Internet-connected computers, mobile devices
Share how to be engaging and inclusive when teaching. Intermediate to experienced web users (Preferable, but not essential) instructor computer with projector
Facilitate a collaborative environment that can be modeled after the event. DOT staff, local leaders/mentors, advocates, educators Markers, pens, highlighters
Give participants the knowledge they need to be leaders in their roles as Club Captains. Paper
Describe uses of ICT (entrepreneurship, income sources, business, etc.) - what can ICT do for you? Post-Its
Practice offline computer skills. Printouts of training packet
Integrate mobile devices into training practices. Stickers, scissors, tape
Learn how to navigate and search the web. Large poster paper
Learn how to evaluate web content. Name tags


Time Agenda Details
8:30 am Arrival, sign in and mingle Provide name tags and hand-out printed materials
9:15 am - 9:30 am Introductions Welcome:Participants introduce themselves + icebreaker, Review ground rules together (poster on wall), Brief overview of training logistics and outcomes
9:30 am - 10:00 am Getting to know Mozilla Introduction to Mozilla, Activity: Get to know Mozilla, Pair off and review the network projects print out and respond to these prompts:Is there any language or terminology you did not recognize? What is the theme or focus of the project? In what ways is the project is inspiring or relevant to you?, Each pair gives a 60 second recap of project and learnings.
10:00 am - 10:45 am What is working open? Introduce the Ingredients of working open and what working open can and cannot do for you, Discussion: Pair off and review printed case studies using these prompts- (write thoughts on sticky notes and then share and discuss together)how is this individual demonstrating open practices?Could they be more open?Do you practice these things in your DOT work or at your job?What are some tools and practices you use for working openly?
10:45 am - 11:00 am Spectrogram Physical Activity: People move to certain parts of the room depending on how much they agree or disagree with this series of prompts: Youth in my community are interested in becoming web literate.Youth in my community know what the internet is (follow up, they know how to produce online).I need a computer to teach web literacy skills to learners.Privacy and security online are important to me.I am able to talk freely and openly online. I know what is real and fake online.It is important to integrate mobile phones into learning environments.
11:00 am- 12:00 pm Welcome to Clubs What are Mozilla Clubs? Examples: Introduce learning site and a selection of Clubs from around the world and what they are working on. Discussion: How do Clubs overlap with DOT? Activity: Write a vision statement for your Club using the print out provided.Building a Support Network- Discussion: What is a support Network and why it is important? Activity: Visualize your support network using the visualizing networks guide. Importance of communications. Discussion: How do you communicate openly? Activity: Create a comms channel plan for your Club Running an engaging Club gathering or event-Discussion: What are best practices for facilitating successful events and meetings? Activity: Review the facilitation tips printout for facilitation and meaningful participation, then break into pairs and develop a code of conduct using the code of conduct guide for a safe and comfortable learning space.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm Mozilla Clubs Planning Reflect and check-in on first part of the day. Each participant reads vision statement aloud as a reminder.Choosing topics and content for your Club. Introduction to the five issue areas, Clubs for Women and Web literacy map. Discussion: What topics are relevant to you and your Club participants? What areas are you comfortable teaching and what area’s are you not? Using roadmaps and milestones to plan your Club. Discussion: How will you recruit Club participants and plan for your club? Activity: Make a Roadmap for your Club with milestones and goals. Documenting and sharing content from your club
Discussion: How do you document and share outcomes from your Club? Review expectations for sharing Club work:Frequency,Platforms
2:00pm - 3:30pm Tools and Resources Existing tools and resources to help run your Club (links included in resource section), Introduce Club's Facebook group, learning forum, monthly Club Leaders Call, Event gallery and Club guides. Demo Thimble and X-Ray Goggles (if possible). Group activity: Offline- Tag Tag Revolution, Online- Hack The News.Teaching in areas with no access to the web-Offline Icebreakers. Next Steps for Club Planning: Connecting your Club to the larger Mozilla Network, Using the event reporter , Gathering feedback and reflections from your Club Learners. Discussion: Why is this important? How do you do it?
3:30pm - 4:00pm Wrap Up Feedback Survey, Next steps, Get connected, Apply on the Mozilla Clubs page

Full Training: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dnespZr0nmweFCgEvTeXx63I6j1JsYj58tE9Q1FtlaA/edit?usp=sharing