Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Heidi 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 video/photography, as she seems to enjoy photography, making a movie, or creating a video.

Heidi's second area of interest appears to be in social action, as she seems to show a concern for legal, moral or philosophical issues such as human rights, poverty, animal rights, and environmental issues. She may want to change a law or take action to try to make the world a better place.

Heidi's third area of 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!

Heidi 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. Heidi has very clearly defined learning preferences. Her preferred instructional style is through technology that helps her to learn by using various interactive multi-media devices and Internet content. Her second choice of learning style is working in groups, as she enjoys working together with other students in or out of class. Heidi also enjoys lecture, as she likes to listen to interesting information presented to large or small groups of students by her teacher or another adult.

Heidi also has a preferred product style. That is, she has certain kinds of products that she likes to complete. Her first product choice is dramatic. She enjoys participating in theatrical performances, such as acting and role-playing. Her second choice of product style is musical. She enjoys listening, playing, and/or thinking about various forms of music. Heidi's third choice of product style is service, as she likes to provide assistance to individuals or groups in her community. Heidi may also want to lead a group of students to do something that provides help to others in need.

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