Michelle Thorne is coming to Scratch 2015 to share her thoughts on creative communities and participatory learning. Her role as Mozilla’s Director of Web Literacy Programs and of the Mozilla Festival means she is immersed in a number of creative communities in the Mozilla Foundation.
She serves a global network of educators and activists striving for universal web literacy. Through leadership development, peer learning and hands-on making, she facilitates communities to teach the web in a creative way.
The range of activities and initiatives she is involved with gives her a valuable insight into what is a creative community and how to nurture these communities. The now annual Mozilla Festival (Mozfest) is a great example of her ability to bring people together to create a unique event, having grown from 350 attendees in 2010 to 1600 in 2014.