Understanding and Building Social Capital

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Understanding and Building Social Capital

  1. 1. Beyond the Bake Sale Building Social Capital in our SchoolsDean Shareski & Steve DemboTEC SIGFeb 6, 2013 http://www.flickr.com/photos/elgincountyarchives/7128840781/
  2. 2. Steve Dembo@teach42teach42.com
  3. 3. Steve Dembo@teach42teach42.com
  4. 4. Steve Dembo@teach42teach42.com Dean Shareski @shareski shareski.ca
  5. 5. Steve Dembo@teach42teach42.com Dean Shareski @shareski shareski.ca
  6. 6. Exploring Social Capital•What do we mean by social capital?•What does it matter?•Is it worth my time?•What are the ways we can build it? http://www.flickr.com/photos/usembassyta/6856671504/
  7. 7. Exploring Social Capital•What do we mean by social capital?•What does it matter?•Is it worth my time?•What are the ways we can build it? http://www.flickr.com/photos/usembassyta/6856671504/
  8. 8. A Brief History of Social Capital
  9. 9. ...social cohesion and personal investment in the community
  10. 10. ...social cohesion and personal investment in the community...they tend to share the core idea "that social networkshave value"
  11. 11. ...social cohesion and personal investment in the community...they tend to share the core idea "that social networkshave value"...anything that facilitates individual or collective action,generated by networks of relationships, reciprocity, trust, and social norms
  12. 12. ...the bonds of our communities have withered, and weare right to fear that this transformation has very real costs.
  13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisrsaunders/2784218419/
  14. 14. http://flic.kr/p/4nPRiE
  15. 15. http://flic.kr/p/4nPRiE
  16. 16. http://www.flickr.com/photos/courosa/32480960/
  17. 17. 5 principles18 ideasfor building and managing social capital and developing community
  18. 18. Your Story is being told
  19. 19. Your Story is being toldhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/wespeck/4960579336/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/looking4poetry/253074522 with or without you
  20. 20. Google AlertsIdea #1 Know What People are Saying
  21. 21. http://actualfacebookgraphsearches.tumblr.com/
  22. 22. Transparency Trumps Gloss
  23. 23. When it comes to trust,this does almost nothing
  24. 24. Idea #2 Tweet Your Story
  25. 25. Idea #2 Tweet Your Story
  26. 26. Idea #3 Add a Photo
  27. 27. Idea #3 Add a Photo
  28. 28.
  29. 29. “ When you hand someone a photo album or a yearbook, the first thing they will do is seek out their own picture. Knowing that, the question is: how often are you featuring the photo, name, needs or wants of your customers where everyone can see them? ” Seth Godin
  30. 30. Idea #4 Be a Learner....in Public
  31. 31. Idea http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/school/ls/2012/09/10/to-learn-basic-mandarin-vocabulary-and-conversational-skills/ #4 Be a Learner....in Public
  32. 32. Rather than write my goal in a book, I decided to create my own t-shirt. I have worn my t-shirt at CDNIS during staff meetings and grade level assemblies. The response from staff and students has been somewhat overwhelming as many are keen to get a ‘daily’ updateIdea http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/school/ls/2012/09/10/to-learn-basic-mandarin-vocabulary-and-conversational-skills/ #4 Be a Learner....in Public
  33. 33. Rather than write my goal in a book, I decided to create my own t-shirt. I have worn my t-shirt at CDNIS during staff meetings and grade level assemblies. The response from staff and students has been somewhat overwhelming as many are keen to get a ‘daily’ updateIdea http://sites.cdnis.edu.hk/school/ls/2012/09/10/to-learn-basic-mandarin-vocabulary-and-conversational-skills/ #4 Be a Learner....in Public
  34. 34. Idea #5 Answer Hard Questions...in Public
  35. 35. Idea #5 Answer Hard Questions...in Public
  36. 36. Idea #5 Answer Hard Questions...in Public
  37. 37. Idea #5 Answer Hard Questions...in Public
  38. 38. Idea #6 Beyond the Survey
  39. 39. Remember your Purpose
  40. 40. http://www.flickr.com/photos/khokanson/188856360
  41. 41. Connecting http://www.flickr.com/photos/khokanson/188856360Educators totheir greatestresource...
  42. 42. Connecting http://www.flickr.com/photos/khokanson/188856360Educators totheir greatestresource... EACH OTHER
  43. 43. Idea #7 Use Your School/District Website Differently
  44. 44. http://edu180atl.org/ http://www.psdblogs.ca/184/Idea #9 Focus on Learning
  45. 45. http://www.psdblogs.ca/184/Idea #9 Focus on Learning
  46. 46. http://deltalearns.ca/180daysoflearning http://www.psdblogs.ca/184/Idea #9 Focus on Learning
  47. 47. http://www.flickr.com/photos/lanuiop/4420606662/Social is Significant
  48. 48. “We speak human at home and “professionalese” at work.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/7897347/My-challenge-to-you-only-speak-like-a-human-at-work.html
  49. 49. Idea #10 Engage in Conversation
  50. 50. Idea #11 Share Who Are
  51. 51. Idea #12 Record Your Newsletters
  52. 52. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN9dBnGFHI4Idea #12 Record Your Newsletters
  53. 53. http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mihuron/photoalbum/barn_raising.jpgThis is a Community Thing
  54. 54. Idea #13 Create a LipDub
  55. 55. Idea #13 Create a LipDub
  56. 56. “Lisa Brady, one of my favorite schoolsuperintendents, decided not to wait for theconversation to start on its own. She went into hercommunity in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and invitedparents into a book study of Tony Wagner’s TheGlobal Achievement Gap. Over a six-month period,she went to parent meetings, coffees, and otherinformal gatherings to listen to what the parentsreading the book had to say about it. They told her:We have to change. The Dobbs Ferry parents wereamong the first in New York to petition their state’sboard of education to reduce the number ofstandardized tests.”Idea #14 Book Club for Parents
  57. 57. http://goo.gl/vlT09
  58. 58. Idea #15 Host an UnConference
  59. 59. Idea #15 Host an UnConference
  60. 60. Idea #15 Host an UnConference
  61. 61. Idea #15 Host an UnConference
  62. 62. Idea #16 Easter Eggs
  63. 63. Idea #16 Easter Eggs
  64. 64. Idea #16 Easter Eggs
  65. 65. Idea #16 Easter Eggs
  66. 66. Idea #16 Easter Eggs
  67. 67. Idea #17 Unhostile Takeover
  68. 68. Idea #17 Unhostile Takeover
  69. 69. Idea #17 Unhostile Takeover
  70. 70. http://paper.li/ECSD36/1325306961Idea #18 Create a Newspaper with Paper.Li
  71. 71. “If your tests scores aretelling you 50% of the storywho’s telling the other half” http://www.flickr.com/photos/hdurnin/6281411798/
  72. 72. Ambient Intimacy http://www.disambiguity.com/ambient-intimacy/

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