Wikipedia:Meetup/DC/Enhancing the Narrative of DC Public Schools: A Wikipedia Editing Workshop 2020
Enhancing the Narrative of DC Public Schools: A Wikipedia Editing Workshop
Join us at Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives and help to improve and create Wikipedia articles about the history of public education in the District of Columbia. We will focus on editing articles about women who made significant contributions to DC public schools as well as articles about DC schools named for women.
No Wikipedia editing experience is necessary, as training will be provided. Reference materials from the Sumner Archives will be readily available.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.
Laptops are required. Please bring your own. Wikimedia DC has two laptops to loan. Reserve one by emailing email@example.com.
- Rescheduled to: Saturday, February 15, 2020 10AM-1PM
- Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives
- 1201 17th Street Northwest
- Washington, DC 20036
- Register here with Eventbrite
Safe Space Policy
- Please use the Etherpad link below to share what you are currently editing. Remember to type 'Done' or 'Finished' when you are through making changes. REMEMBER TO PUBLISH (SAVE) OFTEN.
Please sign in
- This is for use on the day of the event.
- 1) Select 'Sign in'
- 2) Scroll down on the page that follows and click 'Publish changes' or 'Save changes'.
- Your username will automatically be added to the list of attendees.
Slides will be added after the edit-a-thon.
- Wikimedia movement
- Wikipedia, a web-based encyclopedia
- Wikimedia Commons, a data repository of media (images, videos and sounds). (See * Wikiproject Wikimedia Commons:GLAM Wikiproject)
- Wikidata, a common source of data, also accessible by the other projects
- Wiktionary, a dictionary
- Wikibooks, educational textbooks
- Wikinews, news articles
- Wikiquote, a collection of quotations
- Wikisource, a library of source texts and documents
- Wikiversity, educational material
- Wikivoyage, a travel guide
- Wikispecies, a taxonomic catalogue of species
- Wikipedia:Five pillars
- Wikipedia:Core content policies
- Wikipedia:General notability guideline
- Wikipedia:Conflict of interest
- Wikipedia:Identifying reliable sources
- Wikipedia:No original research (Examples of Original Research)
- Wikipedia:Citing sources
- Wikipedia:Identifying and using primary sources
WikiProjects and Resources for GLAM Professionals
- Sample User Page Conflict of Interest Statement for GLAM Projects (User:Dominic)
- Wikipedia:GLAM/Getting started
- Wikipedia:The Wikipedia Library/Cultural Professionals
- WikiProject Women in Red
Quick Editing Tips
- Smithsonian Collections Search Center
- Smithsonian Online Virtual Archives
- What's In A Name: Profiles of the Trailblazers: History and Heritage of District of Columbia Public and Public Charter Schools: 2009 2010 2011
Suggested Article Work List
- - principal of the Americanization School in Washington, DC from 1918 to 1945
- - founding principal of the school for children with special needs that became Rose School
- - principal of Female Grammar School (1854-1869)
- - Teacher and principal of Mount Zion Freedman's School (1864-1870)
- - principal of Columbia Junior High School (1920-1928),, first junior high in Washington DC
- - DC teacher, reading expert
- - Assistant superintendent of DC public schools (1925-1932)
- - Supervising Principal, 6th and 7th Divisions (1908-1924), leader in effort to get pensions for DC teachers
- - School teacher in DC schools (1923-1963)
- - Principal of Francis JHS (1928-1947)
- - first chair of the Morgan Community School Board (1967-1969), bishop/founder Sacred Heart Spiritual Church
- - Assistant Superintendent in charge of DC Elementary Schools and Chief Examiner for Divisions 10-13 (1924-1927)
- Shaed sisters:
- - Supervising Director of the DC Department of Supervision and Instruction (1957-1963)
- - DC Teacher (1927-1970)
- - DC Teacher (1926-late 1960s)
- - teacher and D.C. school clinical psychologist
- - teacher, administrator, professor
- - DC Director of Physical Education (1924-1936)
- - Director of Kindergartens in the District of Columbia (1904?-1937)
- - first Principal of Charles Young Elementary School, from 1932 to 1964