How To Get Started
Accelerate Economic Prosperity In Your Neighborhood
1.) Map The Pathways
Visualize the Possibilities.
Are there people in your community creating graphics like this (right) to illustrate the goal of helping kids move from first grade through high school, post High School and then into jobs?
2.) Build Momentum By Sharing Information
Leverage Collaborative Technologies.
Is there is a group focusing on map making, do they have a web site where they are posting what they are reading and learning in an effort to share this information with others who they want involved in the same conversation?
3.) Create Meta Maps - Maps about Maps
Who is creating visualizations of the information being collected, and sharing it in ways that might support consistent actions over many years, by many leaders?
4.) Visualize Process Pathways
Are leaders in your community connecting on internet forums, in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)s, or in other forms of learning and problem solving with leaders from other communities to aggregate this information, make sense of it, attract new viewers and users, etc.?
The Tutor/Mentor Institute Strategy
Read the complete Tutor/Mentor Institute - Learning Network Strategy slide presentation here.
Tutor/Mentor Institute maps have been created over a 20 year period as part of the organization’s commitment to “collect all we can learn”.
About Tutor/Mentor Institute Libraries
- Browse the Tutor/Mentor Institute library of PDF essays for a collection of strategies and ideas that can be used (and improved upon) by leaders in any community here.
- Graphics featured in this article can be found in many Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC websites, blogs and social media pages. Begin by visiting the Tutor/Mentor Institute Pinterest Page here.
Author, Daniel F. Bassill, D.H.L., President & Founder, Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, has been leading a volunteer-based tutor/mentor program in Chicago since 1974. Today's article focuses on the questions he has been asking in his own on-going efforts to help Chicago youth benefit from well-organized, long-term, tutoring/mentoring programs.
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