The Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC, which supports the Tutor/Mentor Connection (T/MC) in Chicago, is a MOOC, a Massive Online "disorganized" course" that anyone can learn from. What is a MOOC? Visit this page, read some of the intro articles by George Siemens, Dave Comer, Howard Rheingold and Stephen Downes. Be sure to view the video by Dave Comer.
All of the information shared on this wiki and related web sites is information that people from all over the world can use to build stronger organizations, innovate better solutions to social problems, and help inner city kids connect with tutors/mentors in well-organized, long term and constantly improving tutor/mentor programs.
I've been trying to organize this into some sort of sequential curriculum and [- http://tinyurl.com/TMI-learning-path this concept map] is one view of that.
The outline on the Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLC web site offers a sequence of learning
a - understanding issues
b - distribution of programs
c - role of leaders
d - business involvement
e - collaboration
f - planning
g - how to start and operate atutor/mentor program
g - conferences and learning
h - volunteer recruitment
I have created a series of concept maps that illustrate our strategy and the range of knowledge that we host on our web sites. The entry point is here. Note that there is an animated (flash) version that you can use to help build your understanding. This was created by spring 2009 IIT interns and our NUPIP fellow.
This four-part strategy map shows the challenge of collecting, organizing and sharing information, as well as of increasing the number of people who look at the information, understand it, then begin to use the information to help one or many tutor/mentor programs grow in a neighborhood where such programs are needed.
More discussion of elearning opportunities at this page.
I need volunteers (or investors) who can help organize this information, and who can convert it into training modules, lesson plans, videos, webinars, etc. which can be used by many other people in helping even more people understand and use this.