Storytelling, Writing Fluency, College + Career Success
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The Neuroscience of Storytelling
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The Story To College Moments Method®
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•  Refresh
•  Build a Bridge
•  Choose a Moment
•  Tell It Out ...
PD Workshops with OppNet + University
Settlements
OppNet: Develop curriculum specific to younger students (8th
graders appl...
Professional Development Workshops
In collaboration with University Settlements
Building Community through Storytelling: T...
Workshop #1:
Building Community Through Storytelling
!Objective: teach after school leaders to find their personal stories...
What were the results?
Safe space
“When we split up into groups we really opened up to each other and we
didn’t hold anyth...
Workshop #2: Hire Power
Storytelling and Self-Advocacy
!Objective: teach framework for researching opportunities, crafting...
Stories Empower Us
Story To College Collaborates with Schools + CBOs
• In-school programs + after-school workshops
• Modular, outcomes based ...
Storytelling X !
Career Fluency® !
About Us!
THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK!
MISSION ANDVISION!
•  To create equal opportunity for high-achieving public school students from
...
THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK!
CAREER FLUENCY®!
CAREER
EXPOSURE
Exposure to 30+
career opportunities,
including
internships
PROF...
THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK!
LIFE OF AN OPPNET FELLOW!
JuniorYear !
High School!
FreshmanYear – !
SeniorYear !
College!
•  Col...
THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK!
LONG-TERM METRICS!
!!!
College Access,
Transition and
Success!
Career !
Exposure!
Professional
Et...
The Role of Storytelling in Career Fluency®!
THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK!
Communication:"
Speaking"
Active Listening!
Self-Awareness
and Confidence:"
LifeValues"
Strengths!...
THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK!
CAREER FLUENCY®- A SNAPSHOT!
•  College “Fit”!
•  College Interviews!
•  Personal
Statements and
...
Exercises!
THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK!
VISUALIZING A STORY’S IMPACT!
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Think about a time when a story you heard from
a student informed...
THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK!
RESUME AS A STORYTELLINGTOOL!
!
Think about your proudest accomplishment,
personal or professiona...
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Presented by Story To College and The Opportunity Network at the 2014 NPEA conference in Minneapolis, MN on April 24-25, 2014.

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Storytelling, Writing Fluency, and College and Career Success

  1. 1. Storytelling, Writing Fluency, College + Career Success !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"#$%! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!%&'()!*+,!*-.+!
  2. 2. The Neuroscience of Storytelling !"#$%#&'()*+#,#&-,#.&$(-/0."(),1-.,2#&()#*-*.//#**3.(-/044.,)/$50,-
  3. 3. The Story To College Moments Method® /(01! 234&5! #5'67'8! •  Refresh •  Build a Bridge •  Choose a Moment •  Tell It Out Loud! •  Write it Out •  Focus Out •  Map It •  Magnet, Pivot, Glow •  Explore Perspectives •  Scripts to Stories •  Raise the Stakes •  Reasons to Believe
  4. 4. PD Workshops with OppNet + University Settlements OppNet: Develop curriculum specific to younger students (8th graders applying to after school and summer programs) University Settlements: Develop staff storytelling skills (1) to inspire younger students and (2) for increased collaboration and job skills.
  5. 5. Professional Development Workshops In collaboration with University Settlements Building Community through Storytelling: Teach mentors to tell their stories to inspire and motivate younger students in after-school program Hire Power: Develop staff storytelling skills for expanded professional opportunities
  6. 6. Workshop #1: Building Community Through Storytelling !Objective: teach after school leaders to find their personal stories and use them to motivate, inspire, and build community among their elementary school students.
  7. 7. What were the results? Safe space “When we split up into groups we really opened up to each other and we didn’t hold anything back. Even though we didn’t know each other, we felt safe sharing our stories.” Vulnerability “I learned that despite someone’s appearance, you never know what kind of struggles they’ve been through.” Transferable skills “Thank you for bring us together! This was a very fun learning experience that I will definitely take back and use with my kids.”
  8. 8. Workshop #2: Hire Power Storytelling and Self-Advocacy !Objective: teach framework for researching opportunities, crafting SMART reasons to believe, and incorporating their personal stories to create cohesive responses to application and interview questions.
  9. 9. Stories Empower Us
  10. 10. Story To College Collaborates with Schools + CBOs • In-school programs + after-school workshops • Modular, outcomes based curricula, aligned with Common Core o College Application Essays o Supplement Essays o Job Search o Communication Skills o Community Building • Direct service + professional development/curriculum licensing models For more info: Carol Barash, PhD, Founder Jenna Freed, Director of Client Relations 646-503-4861 getstarted@storytocollege.com
  11. 11. Storytelling X ! Career Fluency® !
  12. 12. About Us!
  13. 13. THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK! MISSION ANDVISION! •  To create equal opportunity for high-achieving public school students from low-income families! •  To provide career development, influential networks, summer internships and access to competitive colleges, through an intensive, six-year investment ! •  To reverse the course of unrealized potential and facilitate college graduation and career success! Level the playing field for underprivileged, high-potential youth!
  14. 14. THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK! CAREER FLUENCY®! CAREER EXPOSURE Exposure to 30+ career opportunities, including internships PROFESSIONAL ETIQUETTE Comprehensive training in professional etiquette and skills Building and leveraging professional relationships and social capital NETWORKS AND SOCIAL CAPITAL College access, transition and in-college support COLLEGE ACCESS AND SUCCESS CAREER FLUENCY®
  15. 15. THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK! LIFE OF AN OPPNET FELLOW! JuniorYear ! High School! FreshmanYear – ! SeniorYear ! College! •  College goal-setting •  College field trips •  College lists •  Parent meetings •  SAT preparation classes •  Personal statements SeniorYear! High School! College Access and Success! Career Exposure! Professional Etiquette! Networks and Social Capital! Career Fluency® Program! •  Exposure to 30+ careers •  Meet 100+ executives in broad range of sectors •  Attend field trips at companies •  Summer internship •  Extensive professional etiquette training: resumes, interviewing, dress, email and phone etiquette •  How to map your network •  Building a contact database •  How to build and grow a professional network •  Individual college visits •  On-campus and alumni interviews •  Financial aid preparation •  Completion/submission of college applications •  College transition series: time and money management, study habits, college writing, diversity on campus •  Career workshops – new topics •  Panel discussions with executives on internship success factors •  Field trips to companies •  Summer internship •  Refresher etiquette workshops: updating and tailoring resume, advanced email etiquette, writing to college admissions staff •  Advanced networking concepts: looking for internships, seeking information about careers, securing referrals, connecting others •  College transition coaching and support throughout four years –  Staff and peer mentoring •  Individualized guidance for yearly milestones: choosing major, study abroad, campus engagement, credit completion •  Long-term career goal-setting •  Summer series of college-level career workshops •  Summer internships •  Career transition:Applying for full-time jobs/graduate school •  Building networks and making connections on campus •  Giving back to your networks •  Leveraging your networks for your post-college job search •  Refresher and advanced etiquette workshops: updating and tailoring resume, advanced email etiquette
  16. 16. THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK! LONG-TERM METRICS! !!! College Access, Transition and Success! Career ! Exposure! Professional Etiquette! Networks and Social Capital! 85% leverage their Career Fluency® to secure meaningful employment, admission to graduate school or other valuable! post-college experience within six months of graduation.! 85%! Earn degree from competitive 4-year college or university in 4 years; 100% in 6 years! 90%! Boast competitive resume packed with 4-5 summer internship/ enrichment programs! 100%! Enter workforce with professional network and know how to use it! 90%! Demonstrate mastery of full scope of professional etiquette !
  17. 17. The Role of Storytelling in Career Fluency®!
  18. 18. THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK! Communication:" Speaking" Active Listening! Self-Awareness and Confidence:" LifeValues" Strengths! Empathy, Relationships and Community! Self-Advocacy and Agency! Social Capital! STORYTELLING X CAREER FLUENCY® ! Storytelling! Career Fluency®!
  19. 19. THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK! CAREER FLUENCY®- A SNAPSHOT! •  College “Fit”! •  College Interviews! •  Personal Statements and Reflective Writing! •  Finding and Forming Communities! •  College Networks! •  Self-Advocacy on Campus! College Access, Transition and Success! •  Goal-Setting for College and Careers! •  Career Roadmaps! •  LifeValues! •  Industry-Specific Workshops! •  Career Panels and Information Sessions! •  CareerTransition! Career ! Exposure! •  Resumes! •  Cover Letters! •  Interviewing! •  MarketingYour Assets! •  Email Etiquette! •  Phone Etiquette! •  Active Listening! •  Public Speaking ! Professional ! Etiquette! •  Network Maps ! •  Networking Essentials! •  Relationship Management ! •  Contact Management ! •  “Elevator Pitch”! •  Speed Networking ! •  Social Media! •  Mentoring Relationships! Networks and ! Social Capital!
  20. 20. Exercises!
  21. 21. THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK! VISUALIZING A STORY’S IMPACT! ! Think about a time when a story you heard from a student informed how you improved or changed your programming…! ! •  What emotions were conveyed by your student?! •  Why did that story “stick”?! •  Why did that story ultimately inform your work?! ! !
  22. 22. THE OPPORTUNITY NETWORK! RESUME AS A STORYTELLINGTOOL! ! Think about your proudest accomplishment, personal or professional… ! ! •  Now tell that story in one sentence.! •  Can you tell the story in less than 10 words?!

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