Join museums and cultural organizations
from around the world to launch the

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Creowddreaming Days May 13-31, 2024

Empower students around the world to recognize that no culture is an island, but rather the result of a millennia-old superposition process of surprising connections of all kinds between diverse peoples from every corner of our planet.

The “Year Zero” edition will present the initiative to schools and invite them to join, starting from the next school year.

Getting involved is easy:

  1. Fill out a simple registration form.
  2. Choose an item from your collection, or a culturally relevant location rich with connections to other cultures.
  3. Use one of our templates to create a thankslinking card and provide prompts for reflection to students about world-wide trans-cultural connections.
  4. Take part in the awareness campaign to encourage schools to join in the next school year.
  5. Organize a 1-hour online live event on Mozilla Hubs during the Thankslinking Days and register it for the ALL DIGITAL DAYS.

The above one was the TL;DR version. Continue reading if you want to learn more.

Roadmap

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May 13-31

10 good reasons to join

A call to action for museum educators, culture and art enthusiasts, and advocates of peace and dialogue!

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Let's expand students' mental horizons by showcasing the countless connections between peoples around the world through art and culture.

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Let's surprise young people from around the world with the hidden gems in small museums, off-the-beaten-path cultural locations and local lore.

Risorsa 18

Let's build bridges between young people around the world, using art and culture through the cultural mediation actions of museums and associations in collaboration with schools in their local area.

Risorsa 5

Let's activate sustainable international S.T.E.A.M. projects, where humanities, sciences, and technology concur to provide young people with an education centered on collaboration and problem-solving.

Risorsa 14

Let's create create high-quality digital open educational resources that can be reused by schools and educational organizations of all kinds.

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Let's make our friends' offspring discover the culture of our home countries if we are living and working in a foreign nation.


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Let's demonstrate that digital technologies are a gateway to a world full of exciting discoveries and personal fulfillment: there is life - and plenty of it! - beyond social media.

Risorsa 7

Let's teach young people how to say "Thank you!" in languages from around the world as an exercise in openness towards others.

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Let's harness social VR technologies to enable young people to meet their peers from other parts of the world and collaborate on a common project.7

Let's crowddream a new and better world together!

"You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope some day you'll join us
And the world will be one"
John Lennon

How do the Thankslinking Days work?

Thankslinking Days events will have a dual nature:

  • Museums and other cultural organizations will showcase new open educational resources that will be added to the collection available to schools for the following academic year.
  • Schools and other educational institutions will stage online the thankslinking experiences they have prepared during the current academic year.

You can click on the hotspots in the graphic below to view detailed explanations for each phase.

Promote TLD24
From February to May 2024

Invite teachers from your local and international network of schools
to join the online events of Thankslinking Days.
They will have the chance to discover the initiative's goals,
understand how to participate with their students,
and explore collaborative opportunities with your museum or organization.
Register for TLD24 by Apr 12
Deadline: April 12th

By completing the online registration you will:
  • receive an invitation to access this website's reserved areas to upload
    and manage your OERs;
  • receive an invitation to join the private Telegram channels for the Crowddreaming
    International Fellowship, where partners of Thankslinking Days stay informed;
  • showcase the artwork or cultural site that you have chosen, and your museum
    or cultural institution during the "Thankslinking Days - Year Zero" in May 2024.
  • network with schools during the 2024/25 academic year.
Prepare new OERs
Deadline: 2024, April 12

The initial group of museums and cultural institutions are creating the inaugural OERs,
which will be showcased during Thankslinking Days - Year Zero in May.
Following the presentation, these materials will continue to be accessible
to schools through the repository on this website and on Mozilla Hubs.

OERs consist of concise cards or collections of cards
dedicated to individual material works, cultural sites, or intangible assets.
Templates for these cards can be accessed and downloaded from our repository.

The primary aim of OERs is to stimulate contemplation on the cultural
interconnectedness that has shaped our present reality.
It is crucial to reflect on how a work, concept, or place would not be perceived
in the same way today if the world had not been a context of continuous exchange.
Embracing a S.T.E.A.M. perspective, we encourage holistic thinking that recognizes
the profound interplay between science, technology, and the arts.
C.R.E.A. Cultura Festival Mar 20-22
March 20-22, 2024

C.R.E.A. stands for "Create Open Educational Resources" in Italian,
employing the recursive acronym approach. Every year in Foligno,
the festival brings together hundreds of teachers and students
from all over Europe who share and create OER for culture.

During a dedicated workshop, a group of pilot schools will test
the Thankslinking Days model and produce the first ceremonies
based on the OER provided by participating museums.
Their works will be used as examples during Thankslinking Days 2024.
Showcase new OERs
From May 13 to May 31, 2024

During Thankslinking Days, each participating cultural
actor is encouraged to host a roughly 1-hour-long
online event in the dedicated public space on Mozilla Hubs.
This space serves as a platform for showcasing the OERs
created by each museum, making them accessible to the
student audience.

Throughout the event, cultural actors have the
opportunity to introduce their institutions
and elaborate on the OERs they have chosen to offer to
schools.
Piloting schools stage their works
From May 13 to May 31, 2024

During Thankslinking Days, students from pilot schools
participate in events organized by cultural actors,
from whom they have chosen OERs to develop their
reflections on intercultural connections.

The students stage a simple ceremony during which they:
  1. Briefly introduce the chosen work;
  2. Explain the intercultural connection they have identified
    and its impact on their daily reality;
  3. Express gratitude to the country of origin of the work
    in its language, their own language, and in English.
TLD24

From May 13 to May 31, 2024


Thankslinking Days occur as part of the initiatives arranged for the
ALL DIGITAL Weeks.

Museums and cultural organizations, whether individually or in groups,
arrange online events following this shared agenda:

  1. Introduction to Thankslinking Days
  2. Presentation of the museum or cultural organization and the new OER
    made available for schools
  3. Thankslinking ceremony, hosted by one or more pilot schools


The events take place within the Thankslinking Hub,
established on the
Mozilla Hubs social VR platform,
accessible from personal computers, tablets, smartphones, and VR headsets.
The image below displays one of the candidate setups.

Open school enrollment to TDL25
From August to December, 2024

Cultural actors promote the event and their OERs to the network
of schools that are interested in staging
thanksgiving ceremonies during Thankslinking Days 2025.

They evaluate and accept collaboration requests from
schools based on the human and time resources they can
dedicate to the project.
Enroll to TLD25
From August to December, 2024

During the first half of the 2024/25 school year,
teachers, following the rules of their respective
educational systems, plan their participation in
Thankslinking Days 2025 and register teams of their
students through the dedicated online form on this website.

Each school can register as many teams as desired based
on the availability declared by the cultural actors
organizing the events.
Support Schools
From February to May 2025

All cultural partners provide online assistance
to schools that have chosen their OERs.

The assistance includes two moments:
  • Support during the preparation of the thankslinking
    ceremony. Each cultural partner declares in advance
    the methods through which they will provide
    assistance (instant messaging, email, Q&A sessions
    via video conference, etc.) and the maximum amount of
    time they will dedicate to this activity.
  • Organization of the schools' participation in their
    own online event.
Promote TLD25
From February to May 2025

Target your promotion to teachers from your local and international network
of schools who have not enrolled to the Thankslinking Days.
Invite them to join the online events of Thankslinking Days to discover
the initiative's goals, understand how to participate with their students next year,
and explore collaborative opportunities with your museum or organization.
Register for TLD25 by Apr 11
Deadline: April 11, 2025

By completing the online registration you will:
  • receive an invitation to access this website's reserved areas to upload
    and manage your OERs;
  • receive an invitation to join the private Telegram channels for the Crowddreaming
    International Fellowship, where partners of Thankslinking Days stay informed;
  • showcase the artwork or cultural site that you have chosen, and your museum
    or cultural institution during the "Thankslinking Days " in May 2025.
  • network with schools during the 2025/26 academic year.
Prepare new OERs
Deadline: 2025, April 11

All the cultural partners develop OERs,
which will be showcased during Thankslinking Days in May.
Following the presentation, these materials will continue to be accessible
to schools through the repository on this website and on Mozilla Hubs.

OERs consist of concise cards or collections of cards
dedicated to individual material works, cultural sites, or intangible assets.
Templates for these cards can be accessed and downloaded from our repository.

The primary aim of OERs is to stimulate contemplation on the cultural
interconnectedness that has shaped our present reality.
It is crucial to reflect on how a work, concept, or place would not be perceived
in the same way today if the world had not been a context of continuous exchange.
Embracing a S.T.E.A.M. perspective, we encourage holistic thinking that recognizes
the profound interplay between science, technology, and the arts.
Develop their works
From February to April

The students from schools prepare the staging of a simple
thankslinking ceremony to be held within the public space
created on Mozilla Hubs.

The ceremony involves the students presenting their work
publicly with the use of digital supports (videos, slide shows,
infographics, etc.). The supporting materials must be
uploaded to the repository by the end of April.
Showcase new OERs
May 2025

During Thankslinking Days, each participating cultural
actor is encouraged to host a roughly 1-hour-long
online event in the dedicated public space on Mozilla Hubs.
This space serves as a platform for showcasing the OERs
created by each museum, making them accessible to the
student audience.

Throughout the event, cultural actors have the
opportunity to introduce their institutions
and elaborate on the OERs they have chosen to offer to
schools.
Stage their works
May 2025 During Thankslinking Days, students from pilot schools
participate in events organized by cultural actors,
from whom they have chosen OERs to develop their
reflections on intercultural connections.

The students stage a simple ceremony during which they:
  1. Briefly introduce the chosen work;
  2. Explain the intercultural connection they have identified and its impact
    on their daily reality;
  3. Express gratitude to the country of origin of the work in its language,
    their own language, and in English.
TLD25

May 2025



Thankslinking Days occur as part of the initiatives arranged for the

ALL DIGITAL Weeks.

Museums and cultural organizations, whether individually or in groups,

arrange online events following this shared agenda:

  1. Introduction to Thankslinking Days
  2. Presentation of the museum or cultural organization and the new OER

    made available for schools

  3. Thankslinking ceremony, hosted by one or more  schools


The events take place within the Thankslinking Hub,

established on the
Mozilla Hubs social VR platform,

accessible from personal computers, tablets, smartphones, and VR headsets.

The image below displays one of the candidate setups.

Open school enrollment to TLD26
From August to December, 2025

Cultural actors promote the event and their OERs to the network
of schools that are interested in staging
thanksgiving ceremonies during Thankslinking Days 2026.

They evaluate and accept collaboration requests from
schools based on the human and time resources they can
dedicate to the project.
Enroll to TLD26
From August to December, 2025

During the first half of the 2025/26 school year,
teachers, following the rules of their respective
educational systems, plan their participation in
Thankslinking Days 2026 and register teams of their
students through the dedicated online form on this website.

Each school can register as many teams as desired based
on the availability declared by the cultural actors
organizing the events.

crowddreaming days How can I join?

It only takes five minutes to join the Thankslinking Days. Simply fill out a short form with the contact details of your organization and your point person. You will be contacted and will receive an invitation to the group reserved for coordinators.

crowddreaming days

Empower students around the world to recognize that no culture is an island, but rather the result of a millennia-old superposition process of surprising connections of all kinds between diverse peoples from every corner of our planet.