FutureCasting for Teachers

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FutureCasting is a framework of “life skills” that enable young people to connect who they are today with the person they will be, both personally and professionally, in the future. Within this framework, students answer the questions “Who am I?” and “Who do I want to be?” The answers to these questions empower students to take control of their digital identity and personal reputation, identify the value systems that influence choices, define personal and “professional” goals, and become aware of how the choices they make today affect future opportunities. This presentation introduces teachers, parents, and counselors to FutureCasting and provides activities for participants that can be implemented immediately. Begin the work of helping students become the master of their own developmental trajectory and the hero of their own story!

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FutureCasting for Teachers

  1. 1. Future Casting... © Angela Housand, 2013 Future Casting...Become the Hero of Your Own Story
  2. 2. angelahousand.com &
  3. 3. Watson College of Education Angela Housand, Ph.D. housanda@uncw.edu
  4. 4. © Angela Housand, 2013 Future Casting... © Angela Housand, 2013
  5. 5. A Portfolio Development Process for Adolescents and Emerging Adults FutureCasting... © Angela Housand, 2013
  6. 6. Who are you? Control the Message Casting Call Action Social Capital FutureCasting.org © Angela Housand, 2013
  7. 7. WHO AREYOU?
  8. 8. Control the Message
  9. 9. BETHEHEROTHATCHANGESEVERYTHING CASTING CALL
  10. 10. ACTION !!! The Hero of Your Own Story
  11. 11. Social Capital
  12. 12. Connecting Who Students Are Today With Who They Will Be Tomorrow FutureCasting... © Angela Housand, 2013
  13. 13. 3 Ring Conception of Giftedness
  14. 14. Pew Research Center, 2010
  15. 15. 2076
  16. 16. Engineer Serendipity
  17. 17. Plan a Preferred Future Decide WHO not WHAT to be Pragmatic honesty Enable Students to Achieve a Chosen Destiny
  18. 18. Enable Students to Achieve a Chosen Destiny Focus on what is important to prevent wasting time Achieve more than they ever imagined possible
  19. 19. WHO AREYOU?
  20. 20. Did you know you have multiple identities?
  21. 21. Activity Time: Weebly Beginnings
  22. 22. Activity Time: S.W. O.T.
  23. 23. S TO W Helpful to achieving the objective Harmful to achieving the objective Internal Origin Attributes of the Individual External Origin Attributes of the Environment Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats SWOT Analysis
  24. 24. © Angela Housand, 2013
  25. 25. © Angela Housand, 2013
  26. 26. Strengths What unique skills do I have? What do I do well? What resources do I have available? Who do I know that can help me? What experiences have I had that will help me as I move forward? © Angela Housand, 2013
  27. 27. Weaknesses What areas do I need to improve? What do others view as my weakness or area for improvement? What is something I would like to change? © Angela Housand, 2013
  28. 28. Opportunities What opportunities are already available to me? How can I use my strengths to create opportunities for myself? Who might be willing to help me? © Angela Housand, 2013
  29. 29. Threats What could hinder my success? What are potential problems I could encounter? What are the challenges I face? What are the restrictions in my life (time, money, vehicle, access to computer or the Internet, etc.)? © Angela Housand, 2013
  30. 30. Activity Time: Explore © Angela Housand, 2013
  31. 31. Explore
  32. 32. Explore Students Conduct Research to Answer: What are my values? How do I like to spend my time? What might I want to do in the future? What skills do I need to be successful in the future? What steps do I need to take to attain my vision of the future? © Angela Housand, 2013
  33. 33. Explore www.skillcow.com cfnc.org https://diy.org/ www.mynextmove.org www.lifevaluesinventory.org
  34. 34. Activity Time: Who AreYour Heroes?
  35. 35. Visualize Yourself in the Future
  36. 36. Activity Time: The Accomplishments © Angela Housand, 2013
  37. 37. Activity Time: The Ideal Day...
  38. 38. Activity Time: Remember the Future
  39. 39. BETHEHEROTHATCHANGESEVERYTHING CASTING CALL
  40. 40. Future Self
  41. 41. in20years.com
  42. 42. Activity Time: Tagxedo Me www.tagxedo.com
  43. 43. • Tied to Student’s Identity • Personally Interesting • Integral to the Student’s Vision of the future • Viewed as Useful (Eccles & Wigfield) Personally Meaningful
  44. 44. Control the Message
  45. 45. Why Control the Message? • College Admissions Officers & Committees will search you • Potential Employers will search you • Friends (& non-friends) will search you • Your Competition will search you • Potential Boyfriend/Girlfriend will search you © Angela Housand, 2013
  46. 46. Digital Identity
  47. 47. Volume The amount of information there is about you on the internet
  48. 48. Relevancy The usefulness of the information that exists about you and how consistent that information is with you you say you are and what you claim to value
  49. 49. Purity The amount of information that comes up in an Internet search that is about you and not someone with a similar name or similar interests
  50. 50. Diversity The mixture of information found when you are searched online: • Do you have a website? • Are you found in real time content? • Are there images and video of you?
  51. 51. Activity Time: Online ID © Angela Housand, 2013
  52. 52. • With quotes around your name, search yourself on Google,Yahoo!, and Bing • What did you find? Search Yourself
  53. 53. Search Yourself You want to find: • Favorable entries about your work • Flattering or neutral mentions of your personal life
  54. 54. Activity Time: Digital Footprint © Angela Housand, 2013
  55. 55. How To Control the Message • Find Out What’s on the Web • Clean Up Content thatYou Don’t Want Everyone in the World to See • Create a More Flattering Image Online
  56. 56. Set Up Alerts! google.com/alerts
  57. 57. Start with what you have posted: • Delete any negative comments you’ve made • Delete inappropriate photos or videos • Check all sites! • Edit blog entries that are negative Remove Unflattering Content
  58. 58. You Can Start Fresh Too: • Delete all of your accounts • Create new ones with a unique name for yourself • Use your middle initial • Use your nickname • Remember...Nothing really ever goes away. Remove Unflattering Content
  59. 59. Remove Unflattering Content • Ask others to remove negative content about you. • Remove “tags” from photos • Paid services: reputation.com internetreputation.com
  60. 60. Reset Privacy Settings: • Block groups or individuals from viewing content that you would prefer to be private • Manage our groups regularly and remove unsupportive members Remove Unflattering Content
  61. 61. • Avoid overly prolific status updates • Claim your domain name GoDaddy.com • Create a More Flattering Image Online Other Message Management Tips
  62. 62. The BEST Way To Control the Message Create Favorable Content • Set up a linkedin.com profile that is public • Get people to “endorse” you professionally • Update profiles regularly • Blog on a topic of interest • Contribute in positive ways to the online community - and do so often!
  63. 63. ACTION !!! The Hero of Your Own Story
  64. 64. S M A T R pecific easureable ttainable ealistic ime-bound
  65. 65. Cyclical & Ongoing
  66. 66. www.liftinternational.com
  67. 67. Goal attainment is not luck,
  68. 68. Goal attainment is not luck, it takes time and requires effort.
  69. 69. Social Capital
  70. 70. Activity Time: Meme © Angela Housand, 2013
  71. 71. © Angela Housand, 2013
  72. 72. Activity Time: Map the Network © Angela Housand, 2013
  73. 73. • Manage Relationship Expectations • Genuinely Interested in People • Practice Emotional Self-Awareness • Aware of their tempers and idiosyncrasies
  74. 74. Manage Relationships • Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain • Give honest and sincere appreciation • Figure out how to get others to want to do or not do...
  75. 75. Manage Relationships • Arousing the desire to do or act in a particular way: • Make the person feel important • Let the person believe the idea was their own - let them take credit. • Simply building self-efficacy
  76. 76. Become Well Liked
  77. 77. Become Well Liked • Be genuinely interested in people • Smile or be positive • Use the person’s name
  78. 78. • Be interested in what the other person is interested in • Make the other person feel important by genuinely valuing what they have to offer • There can be more power in listening than talking Become Well Liked
  79. 79. Engender Support • Avoid conflict or arguments when possible • Show respect for others’ opinions and ideas
  80. 80. Nobody Likes to Hear “You’re Wrong”
  81. 81. Engender Support • Admit when you are wrong • The sooner you can get someone to say yes, the more they will say yes • Let the other person do a great deal of the talking
  82. 82. Thank You!

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