Hello Ape DAO friends! We’re Ed3 DAO and we were lucky enough to receive a grant from Ape DAO at the beginning of this year. Ed3 DAO (https://www.ed3dao.com/) is a launchpad for web3 innovation in education. The purpose of the grant was to fund free events for educators to learn more about web3. Last year we held 65 events for educators, facilitated entirely by volunteers.
We received $84k in ApeCoins but after an overnight market crash, the funds were down to $79k which we immediately transferred to USDC. We have not used the grant funds yet and here is our plan for them:
- We want to empower our members to host events. We are launching a micro-grant program for our members who want to host free events around the world. These events should be focused on web3 innovations or principles including democratized learning, immersive learning, regenerative learning, etc. We are hoping to award $50k over the next year. Learn more here: https://www.ed3dao.com/grants
- We are putting the remainder toward planning our next unconference for web3 and education. Last year, we held the world’s first web3 and education unconference in a metaverse space, with 500 attendees. It was free for Ed3 members and Ape DAO members and we gave away many free tickets. It had over 50 speakers and over 50 sessions. It was highly rated as one of the best conferences participants had been to. We built a beautiful metaverse environment that we will continue to use for our next conference! Here are more details about the event: https://www.ed3dao.com/ed3unconference
Those are the updates for now. We hope to update you again once the micro-grants are launched (starting next week!) and we begin planning for our next unconference!
In other news, our DAO is now partnered with The Albion Center at Idaho State University and we’re hosting 12 courses for educators. We’ve built the first three and they are live on their website. They’re offering free credits to take courses if you’re interested! https://www.ed3dao.com/ed3courses
If you’re interested in learning more about web3 through the eyes of an educator, hop into our Discord - it is one of the most active DAO communities out there. You’ll find the invitation when you sign up at https://www.ed3dao.com/
And finally, if you’re interested in supporting our work, we’d love for you to join as a member: https://www.ed3dao.com/ed3-nft
Thanks for all of your support and we hope you’ll take advantage of the unconference this year! We will announce it in the next few months!
Vriti Saraf & Mike Peck
Co-founders of Ed3 DAO