Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My Profile Math class and Career Day

Marijo is a seventh grade student who has special interests and abilities in school. She described her grades as above average in math, above average in science, above average in reading, and above average in social studies. She seems to have several areas of interest. Her primary interest appears to be in performing arts. She really enjoys various types of performing arts, such as music, dance or drama and may enjoy performing or helping to direct, manage the stage, or design sets!

Marijo's second area of interest appears to be in foreign language, as she seems to want to learn another language, explore other cultures, and visit other countries.

Marijo's third area of interest appears to be in athletics. She seems to like physical activity and may be interested in learning about sports, nutrition, physical therapy, or sports medicine.

Marijo also has specific preferred instructional styles. Learning or instructional styles are the ways students like to learn and the strategies parents and teachers use to help them learn. Marijo has very clearly defined learning preferences. Her preferred instructional style is through independent study in a topic of choice. Although she does like working independently, Marijo may be interested in sharing some responsibilities for this project with a small group of other interested students. It may be necessary for her teachers or other adults to help her with this independent work, as the final work may result in an advanced product, such as an experiment, a video, a service, a technology product such as a powerpoint, or an oral presentation. Her second choice of learning style is technology that helps her to learn by using various interactive multi-media devices and Internet content. Marijo also enjoys discussions that happen when two or more students talk with their teacher or in small groups about issues and topics by discussing facts and opinions and discussing them.

Marijo also has a preferred product style. That is, she has certain kinds of products that she likes to complete. Her first product choice is musical. She enjoys listening, playing, and/or thinking about various forms of music. Her second choice of product style is dramatic. She enjoys participating in theatrical performances, such as acting and role-playing. Marijo's third choice of product style is audio-visual/display. She enjoys organizing attractive arrangements of objects, and/or likes to work on displaying information on boards or posters. She also may enjoy organizing materials and designing diagrams to visually display information.

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