I have been friends with Stacey Monk and Sanjay Patel co-founders of Epic Change for a while now.  A few months ago Epic Change won 10k from idea blob to build a tech lab at Mama Lucy’s school in Tanzania.  After talking a few times I volunteered to write the curriculum for the 2 week introduction into social media for the school.  I used to teach ESL in Spanish Harlem and social media was a large component in my classes.  My students used twitter, tumblr, goodreads,flickr, tweetworks, and the list goes on and on.  It was incredible how much social media I was able to infuse into my lessons.  The reason social media worked so well was because it was another way for my students to express themselves in English and communicate with other people around the world.  SO I am using that curriculum that I used with my students in NYC and I am adapting it for the students in Tanzania.

So when Stacey asked me about writing the curriculum for the kids in Tanzania I was thrilled.  Below is the first draft of the curriculum map.  I always like to start out with a visual map and write down what is the teaching focus and what the social media integration.  Its a little rough but should give a good look at where I am so far in my planning process.  Will update soon with a more detailed look at the curriculum.