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Tutor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conference

utor/Mentor Leadership and Networking Conferences were held in Chicago every six months between May 1994 and May 2015. The goal was to bring people together to network and share ideas, while increasing visibility and the flow of needed operating resources to all of the tutor/mentor programs in Chicago.

While the conferences have not been held since 2015 the Tutor/Mentor Connection/Institute, LLC continues to try to connect stakeholders with each other and with information hosted on this and other web sites. Connect with Dan Bassill, founder of this organization, on social media sites shown on this page.


Read more about the conference and tutor/mentor network building.

Visit this page to see map showing participants of every conference from 1994-2014.

Visit this site to see a StoryMap, showing universities that were hosts to conferences since 1994.

Read report showing analysis of 1994-2014 Tutor/Mentor Conferences. Looking for researchers who will do follow up on this work. Looking for others to share leadership and planning for future conferences.  See planning map

See photos from past conferences.

Blogs I Follow

Under the "Educate Yourself" theme I've been building a web library since 1998, including links to blogs that share important information for leaders, volunteers, donors, policy makers, etc.

In early 2017 I was introduced to Inoreader as a tool to use to easily follow these blogs and read new updates daily.

Here are some blogs you might want to read.

CLMOOC network - click here

Education Innovations, MOOCs - click here

Poverty Research - click here

Marketing, PR - click here

Fund Raising - click here

Chicago Tutor/Mentor org blogs - click here


eLearning and Networking Goals

Our challenge: Connecting busy people from multiple sectors. 

Changing flow of resources.

* Read Stephen Downes article about 'Connectivism' and Connective Knowledge' , then

* Join Tutor/Mentor Institute and network on Social Media sites.

Using maps, charts, on-line learning and networking and other forms of face-to-face and web based communications, the T/MC aim is to focus daily attention on issues of poverty and strategies that connect those who can help with those who need help.  We hope to educate volunteers and donors to be shoppers, who search the list of Chicago volunteer-based tutor and/or mentor programs to find places where they give time, talent and dollars to help expand the network of support for inner city kids attending poorly performing schools.

By showing what's possible, we hope to move corporations, foundations, media and organizations that already operate youth development, tutoring and/or mentoring programs beyond what they are doing to what they can be doing.  In doing this we and others who join us, are applying the ideas of 'Connectivism' in our work.


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