Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Navigate the Tutor/Mentor Institute On-Line Library

Last week Terry Elliott used a screen cast video to highlight a list of podcasts posted on a blog by Bryan Alexander.  As I viewed this I though that it might be useful for me to create a similar list, pointing to various resources in my own Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Library.

I point to the same web sites over and over, and many have long links. Thus, I've created shorter tinyURL links. Since I use these frequently, I created a page so I could use the same link, over and over. These are organized by category.

Strategy and Vision Pages - concept maps
This first set of links point to visualizations that show strategies that leaders in any city could apply to help youth tutor/mentor and learning programs grow in high poverty neighborhoods.  One of these is a map showing the four sections of the Tutor/Mentor web library where you can find most of the information that I point to in the sections below.. 

Place to connect with Tutor/Mentor and Each other

Chicago Tutor/Mentor Program Links: 
Since 1993 T/MC has been maintaining a list of Chicago area non-school tutor/mentor programs, to help volunteers,  parents, donors and others find programs in different neighborhoods. This list of programs can be found at this link:

The list is organized by sections of the city, making it easier to find programs near where you live or work:
Additional links point to other web sites that people can  use to find contact information for youth tutoring and/or mentoring programs, and other volunteer opportunities, in Chicago, or other cities.

Web library
 (2000+ links) - contains wide range of information anyone can use to help youth living in poverty have more support helping them move through school and into adult lives.

Resources for tutoring/mentoring
Link to research section of Tutor/Mentor Institute library

Links to Funding, Philanthropy, Business Involvement
Resources map animated
Links to process improvement, innovation, etc. section of Tutor/Mentor Institute library
Much focus of 21st century education is on thinking skills, creativity, working with others. The links in this section of the library can be applied by youth, volunteers, organizations, businesses, etc. to solve day to day problems, and/or to solve complex community-wide problems.

Links to blogs, opinion, on-line forums
Blogs are a format for sharing personal opinion and stories that attract attention to ideas and strategies. Most blogs include links to many other blogs. Thus, this is a constantly expanding universe of ideas.  In one section I attempt to point to blogs of different tutor/mentor programs in Chicago. Thus far, too few are using blogs in all the ways they could be.  

Links to other programs in Illinois and beyond – benchmarking opportunities

Technology, cool-tools
Other Categories in Library

Tutor/Mentor Institute articles
While the majority of information shared on T/MC web sites represents ideas of other people and organizations, a portion of the ideas represent Dan Bassill's own ideas and vision, based on 40 years of leading a single tutor/mentor program, and of helping similar programs grow in more places. presentations (46K Views as of 1/10/16)
* No general goes to war -
* Innovation race -
* How to use program locator -
* Planning Calendar on Scribd.
* Visualization on scribd
* Building Network of Purpose -
* Unleash personal power -
* Community Information Collection -
* Vertical and Horizontal Networks.
* 4-part strategy on Scribd -
* SNA – by Intern-Mina -
* SNA – by Intern- Chul -
* Use of maps in dropout prevention strategy -
* Tutor/Mentor Institute strategy (TMLN) -
* Community Area maps 2013 -
* Year Round strategy -
* Virtual Corporate office -
* Problem Solving strategy -
* Faith Community Network Building -
* Mentor Role in Larger Strategy -
* Theory of Change -
*  Map stories 1990s -
*  Forming college based T/MC -
* Career Ladder -
* Total Quality Mentoring - 
* Using Maps in Violence Prevention -
* Using Intentional Influence to Motivate Change -

Slide Share presentations-
Strategy Visualizations Created by Interns -

Additional Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC idea pages; Concept maps
Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference 
Conference web site

History/Awards Tutor/Mentor Connection 1993-present; Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, 2011-present  

Mapping for Justice and Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC Blog articles

Social Network Analysis articles

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