TechCamp Ohrid

Countering Disinformation Through Education

Republic of North Macedonia View Map
August 16-19, 2023

Participants from

Republic of North Macedonia


North Macedonia is a centrally-located, multi-ethnic democracy and NATO ally at the crossroads of major transportation corridors in Europe. Mis- and disinformation are frequently used to create different types of provocations which in turn increases North Macedonia’s susceptibility to malign foreign and domestic influences. TechCamp Ohrid will bring together 40 educators from all over the country to train them in media literacy and cybersecurity skills to counter mis- and disinformation in schools, improve social cohesion among different ethnicities and support youth development.

This TechCamp aims to:

-Provide teachers with practical knowledge and experience in developing advanced educational resources using different digital media (e.g., use cases, games)

-Establish a community of teachers and experts in the fields of media literacy and cybersecurity

-Inspire teachers to develop additional open educational resources using different types of media even after the TechCamp ends

-Spread the methodology and framework for developing advanced educational resources using different digital media, even among teachers who did not participate in the original TechCamp

-Reduce the spread of mis- and disinformation through schools in North Macedonia


Day 1- 16 August 2023

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM Registration and Networking
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Welcome Remarks
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM What is TechCamp: An Overview
6:30 PM Dinner

Day 2- 17 August 2023

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Participant Registration
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Opening Announcements and Expectations
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Brainstorming Groups
Participants will form small groups to brainstorm and share challenges 
10:15 AM - 10:20 AM Speed Geeking Explanation - TechCamp Team
10:20 AM - 11:15 AM Speed Geeking - TechCamp Trainers
Participants move throughout the room to listen to trainers introduce themselves and learn about their training sessions
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Coffee Break
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Interactive Training Session 1
Participants attend their first training session

Spot the AI: Tips to Identify Machine-Generated MediaLauren Maffeo
DisInformed - Tips and skills to effectively teach Media LiteracyMatteo Bergamini
Integrating Media Literacy Across CurriculumGeorge Jologua
Interactive Cybersecurity Awareness for School Teachers: Understanding Risks, Threats, and Incidents through Design ThinkingAleksandar Acev
Strategies, Approaches and Tools for Media Literacy Education: First-hand ExperienceMaja Videnovikj
Social Media and EducationSead Dzigal
Empower Education on Media Literacy Using Games: Can you Educate on Media Literacy and Foster Student Engagement at the Same Time?Vladimir Trajkovik

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Interactive Training Session 2
Participants attend their second training session
4:30 PM - 4:50 PM Present Challenge Statements
Organizers present challenge statements and provide instructions for brainstorming session
4:50 PM - 5:00 PM End of Day Announcements
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Walking Tour
7:00 PM Dinner

Day 3- 18 August 2023

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Participant Registration
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM Morning Announcements
9:40 AM - 10:40 AM Brainstorming Groups

Participants join a brainstorming group based on the challenge statement on which they would like to work and brainstorm the root causes and things that contribute to this issue, etc.

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM Group Read Out

One representative from each group will share their refined challenge statement with root causes - give each challenge a color (or something) for participants to identify and then select a challenge statement

11:00 - 11:15 AM Project Group Instructions

Participants put their name by the challenge statement on which they are interested in developing a project. Give participants instructions for the rest of the day

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM Coffee Break
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Interactive Training Session 3

Participants attend their third training session

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch
2:30 PM - 4:50 PM Project Worksheet Development

Participants return to their project groups to select a solution and begin working on their project worksheet

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM End of Day Announcements

Highlight the various groupings of challenges that have emerged by the end of day 2

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Organized Visit
7:00 PM Dinner

Day 4- 19 August 2023

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Participant Registration
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM Morning Announcements
9:40 AM - 11:00 AM Project Development and Finalize presentations
Groups continue to develop their project idea using the project worksheet and create a brief presentation
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Coffee Break
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Project Groups Deliver Presentations
12:15 PM - 12:30 PM Continued Engagement Brief
12:30 PM - 12:50 PM Survey
Participants complete their TechCamp surveys
12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Closing Remarks & Certificates and Photos
1:30 PM Lunch


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