I apologize for another long post. However, I’m trying to tie several streams of thought together. I hope you’ll follow and add your own thinking.
Last Sunday I read an article in the Chicago Tribune… titled “Pope wants more focus on poor.” I’ve been working on a story about this all week. Continue reading
I’ve been collecting business cards for more than 20 years. While I have three full Rolodex files I also have cardboard boxes with hundreds, or thousands, of cards representing people who I’ve lost contact with. I keep these with hope that some researcher will want to do an analysis of the network I’ve been building to show how others might duplicate this effort.… Continue reading
I’ve written many articles in the past about learning and network building… and since mid January I’ve been part of an Education Technology and Media MOOC #ETMOOC where more than 1600 people are gathering on-line to share ideas about learning, digital story telling, on-line collaboration, etc. Continue reading
I received an email from MENTOR today announcing that photos, videos and workshop presentations are now available at this link.
I’ve been working on a final recap expressing some of my observations. I wrote here and here… showing some of the people I met and comments I heard. Continue reading
Today’s Chicago Tribune Editorial titled “Protecting our Own” shows photos of six high profile killings since 1984. The editorial laments “we’ve been there before” and repeats “it will take more than new policing strategies”. It ends with “Chicago needs a new commitment to protect it’s own.”
I’ve been giving this message for over 20 years…, since 1992, when I formed the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) in the weeks following the killing of Dantrell Davis. Continue reading
Yesterday I posted an article with some quotes made by mentoring leaders at last week’s National Mentoring Summit. I also posted a map showing people I met…. I do this to draw attention to the need for operating resources and to try to connect with others who will add their time, talent and dollars to building a year-round public attention and resource generation strategy that supports tutor/mentor programs in every neighborhood of Chicago and every city with flexible, constantly flowing operating and innovation resources. Continue reading
I spent last Thursday and Friday at the National Mentoring Summit in Washington, DC. In this week’s blog articles I’ll try to share some of the ideas and resources that I connected with.
I created this map to show some of the people and organizations I connected with out of the more than 500 people who attended.… Continue reading
I posted this article… yesterday showing how I think events like #ETMOOC can provide a learning process connecting authors of books in a library, or links in a web library. Today, I’m headed out to Washington, DC for the Mentor Summit, but wanted to post this follow up. Continue reading
How do we turn a participation map into a “collective impact” map?
I’m one more than 1600 people who have joined the Education Technology Mooc (#ETMOOC) since last Monday. I’ll be participating in the National Mentoring Summit… in Washington, DC this Thursday and Friday where more than 500 people will be connected in the same building and for the same purpose. Continue reading
I’ve been part of an Education Technology MOOC (#ETMOOC) this week where more than 1000 people from around the world are connecting on-line and sharing ideas about uses of technology in education, learning, media and network building.
I’ve been trying for the past 20 years to build this type of learning community, connecting all of those who are concerned with the gap between rich and poor in America, the education system, workforce diversity, social justice, violence, public health, and a number of other reasons to be involved. Continue reading