FutureCasting: Become the Hero of Your Own Story!


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In FutureCasting, a digital portfolio development process, students answer the questions “Who am I?” and “Who do I want to be?” The answers empower students to take control of their digital identity, identify their values, set personal and “professional” goals, and understand how today’s choices affect future opportunities. Join us as we help students can become the master of their own developmental trajectory: The hero of their own story!

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FutureCasting: Become the Hero of Your Own Story!

  1. 1. & angelahousand.com
  2. 2. Watson College of Education Angela Housand, Ph.D. housanda@uncw.edu
  3. 3. Self-Mentoring TM You are your own best mentor!
  4. 4. Self-Mentoring TM Dr. Marsha Carr Learning about yourself in relation to a given organization through a process of data collection and critical reflection.
  5. 5. Self-Mentoring TM Dr. Marsha Carr • Department of Educational Leadership at UNCW • Superintendent of Schools in WV for 10 Years • Principal • Director of Curriculum • Colleague and Friend
  6. 6. Self-Mentoring TM A replacement for regular mentoring models?
  7. 7. Self-Mentoring TM A replacement for regular mentoring models? NO
  8. 8. Future Casting... Become the Hero of Your Own Story ! © Angela Housand, 2013
  9. 9. FutureCasting... A Portfolio Development Process for Adolescents and Emerging Adults ! © Angela Housand, 2013
  10. 10. FutureCasting.org Who are you? Control the Message Casting Call Action Social Capital ! © Angela Housand, 2013
  11. 11. WHO ARE YOU?
  12. 12. Control the Message
  14. 14. CT A !!! N IO The Hero of Your Own Story
  15. 15. Social Capital
  16. 16. FutureCasting... Connecting Who Students Are Today With Who They Will Be Tomorrow ! © Angela Housand, 2013
  17. 17. Personally Meaningful • Tied to Student’s Identity • Personally Interesting • Integral to the Student’s Vision of the future • Viewed as Useful (Eccles & Wigfield)
  18. 18. 3 Ring Conception of Giftedness
  19. 19. Pew Research Center, 2010
  20. 20. 76 29
  21. 21. Engineer Serendipity
  22. 22. Enable Students to Define & Achieve a Chosen Destiny Plan a Preferred Future Decide WHO not WHAT to be Pragmatic honesty
  23. 23. Enable Students to Achieve a Chosen Destiny Focus on what is important to prevent wasting time ! Achieve more than they ever imagined possible
  24. 24. WHO ARE YOU?
  25. 25. Did you know you have multiple identities?
  26. 26. Activity Time: Weebly Beginnings
  27. 27. Activity Time: S. W. O. T.
  28. 28. SWOT Analysis Internal Origin ! Attributes of the Individual External Origin ! Helpful to achieving the objective S W O T Strengths Opportunities Attributes of the Environment Harmful to achieving the objective Weaknesses Threats
  29. 29. © Angela Housand, 2013
  30. 30. © Angela Housand, 2013
  31. 31. 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
  32. 32. 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
  33. 33. 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
  34. 34. 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
  35. 35. Activity Time: Explore © Angela Housand, 2013
  36. 36. Explore
  37. 37. 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
  38. 38. Explore www.skillcow.com cfnc.org https://diy.org/ www.mynextmove.org www.lifevaluesinventory.org
  39. 39. Activity Time: Who Are Your Heroes?
  40. 40. Visualize Yourself in the Future
  41. 41. Activity Time: The Accomplishments © Angela Housand, 2013
  42. 42. Activity Time: The Ideal Day...
  43. 43. Activity Time: Remember the Future
  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. Search Yourself • With quotes around your name, search yourself on Google,Yahoo!, and Bing • What did you find?
  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 that You 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. Remove Unflattering Content 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
  58. 58. Remove Unflattering Content 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.
  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. Remove Unflattering Content 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
  61. 61. Other Message Management Tips • Avoid overly prolific status updates • Claim your domain name GoDaddy.com • Create a More Flattering Image Online
  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!
  64. 64. Future Self
  65. 65. in20years.com
  66. 66. Activity Time: Tagxedo Me ! www.tagxedo.com
  67. 67. Personally Meaningful • Tied to Student’s Identity • Personally Interesting • Integral to the Student’s Vision of the future • Viewed as Useful (Eccles & Wigfield)
  68. 68. CT A !!! N IO The Hero of Your Own Story
  69. 69. Specific Measureable Attainable Realistic Time-bound
  70. 70. Cyclical & Ongoing
  71. 71. www.liftinternational.com
  72. 72. Goal attainment is not luck, 

  73. 73. Goal attainment is not luck, 
 it takes time and requires effort.

  74. 74. Social Capital
  75. 75. Activity Time: Meme © Angela Housand, 2013
  76. 76. © Angela Housand, 2013
  77. 77. Activity Time: Map the Network © Angela Housand, 2013
  78. 78. • Manage Relationship Expectations • Genuinely Interested in People • Practice Emotional Self-Awareness • Aware of their tempers and idiosyncrasies
  79. 79. 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...
  80. 80. 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
  81. 81. Become Well Liked
  82. 82. Become Well Liked • Be genuinely interested in people • Smile or be positive • Use the person’s name
  83. 83. Become Well Liked • There can be more power in listening than talking • Be interested in what the other person is interested in • Make the other person feel important by genuinely valuing what they have to offer
  84. 84. Engender Support • Avoid conflict or arguments when possible • Show respect for others’ opinions and ideas
  85. 85. Nobody Likes to Hear ! “You’re Wrong”
  86. 86. 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
  87. 87. Thank You!