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Albemarle County Teacher Preps for Overseas Open Web Festival

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Kim Wilkens will take part in an open web festival in London Kim Wilkens will take part in an open web festival in London
Kim Wilkens, teacher at St. Anne's-Belfield School Kim Wilkens, teacher at St. Anne's-Belfield School
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

An Albemarle County computer science teacher is prepping for her role in a major festival overseas. Kim Wilkens, a teacher at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, will be taking part in the annual Mozilla Moz Fest in October.

Moz Fest is an annual conference in London that celebrates the open web. Close to 2,000 people will come from 50 different countries to present on a range of topics related to the web.

Wilkens was recently in Berlin helping to plan the festival. She and a team of educators laid out a vision for how they should better familiarize people with technology, coding, and online resources.

Wilkens hopes people will become more web literate.

"We want them to be able to know what is real and not real on the web. We want them to be able to create their own content and learn the basics of HTML, CSS, Java Script. These are the building blocks of websites on the web,” Wilkens said.

Wilkens will head to London the last week in October.

The festival takes place from October 28 to October 30.

Wilkens says she would love to get more students and educators to submit a project proposal and join her on the trip.
      

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