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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 …

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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  • 1. Future Casting... © Angela Housand, 2013 Future Casting...Become the Hero of Your Own Story
  • 2. angelahousand.com &
  • 3. Watson College of Education Angela Housand, Ph.D. housanda@uncw.edu
  • 4. © Angela Housand, 2013 Future Casting... © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 5. A Portfolio Development Process for Adolescents and Emerging Adults FutureCasting... © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 6. Who are you? Control the Message Casting Call Action Social Capital FutureCasting.org © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 7. WHO AREYOU?
  • 8. Control the Message
  • 10. ACTION !!! The Hero of Your Own Story
  • 11. Social Capital
  • 12. Connecting Who Students Are Today With Who They Will Be Tomorrow FutureCasting... © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 13. 3 Ring Conception of Giftedness
  • 14. Pew Research Center, 2010
  • 15. 2076
  • 16. Engineer Serendipity
  • 17. Plan a Preferred Future Decide WHO not WHAT to be Pragmatic honesty Enable Students to Achieve a Chosen Destiny
  • 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. WHO AREYOU?
  • 20. Did you know you have multiple identities?
  • 21. Activity Time: Weebly Beginnings
  • 22. Activity Time: S.W. O.T.
  • 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. © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 25. © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Activity Time: Explore © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 31. Explore
  • 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. Explore www.skillcow.com cfnc.org https://diy.org/ www.mynextmove.org www.lifevaluesinventory.org
  • 34. Activity Time: Who AreYour Heroes?
  • 35. Visualize Yourself in the Future
  • 36. Activity Time: The Accomplishments © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 37. Activity Time: The Ideal Day...
  • 38. Activity Time: Remember the Future
  • 40. Future Self
  • 41. in20years.com
  • 42. Activity Time: Tagxedo Me www.tagxedo.com
  • 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. Control the Message
  • 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. Digital Identity
  • 47. Volume The amount of information there is about you on the internet
  • 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. 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. 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. Activity Time: Online ID © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 52. • With quotes around your name, search yourself on Google,Yahoo!, and Bing • What did you find? Search Yourself
  • 53. Search Yourself You want to find: • Favorable entries about your work • Flattering or neutral mentions of your personal life
  • 54. Activity Time: Digital Footprint © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 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. Set Up Alerts! google.com/alerts
  • 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. 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. Remove Unflattering Content • Ask others to remove negative content about you. • Remove “tags” from photos • Paid services: reputation.com internetreputation.com
  • 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. • Avoid overly prolific status updates • Claim your domain name GoDaddy.com • Create a More Flattering Image Online Other Message Management Tips
  • 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. ACTION !!! The Hero of Your Own Story
  • 64. S M A T R pecific easureable ttainable ealistic ime-bound
  • 65. Cyclical & Ongoing
  • 66. www.liftinternational.com
  • 67. Goal attainment is not luck,
  • 68. Goal attainment is not luck, it takes time and requires effort.
  • 69. Social Capital
  • 70. Activity Time: Meme © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 71. © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 72. Activity Time: Map the Network © Angela Housand, 2013
  • 73. • Manage Relationship Expectations • Genuinely Interested in People • Practice Emotional Self-Awareness • Aware of their tempers and idiosyncrasies
  • 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. 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. Become Well Liked
  • 77. Become Well Liked • Be genuinely interested in people • Smile or be positive • Use the person’s name
  • 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. Engender Support • Avoid conflict or arguments when possible • Show respect for others’ opinions and ideas
  • 80. Nobody Likes to Hear “You’re Wrong”
  • 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. Thank You!