“Thank you for coming to my presentation of learning. I am the expert on my own learning. I am also responsible and accountable for my own learning. You can expect me to give an honest evaluation of my progress. We will discuss my strengths and opportunities for growth. Thank you in advance for listening and for offering feedback that I can use to improve as a learner.”
My Growth As a PLP Learner:
For my growth, I think I’ve definitely gotten a lot better at gathering large amounts of information and putting it into simple a paragraph or sentences. In the past I sort of had too many ideas at the same time and just wouldn’t know what to write but recently that has drastically improved and everything just comes together. Another thing I’ve gotten better at is my creativity, in the past I found it hard to come up with cool and unique ideas but now it’s surprisingly become much easier and I can think of them pretty quickly. I’m still not exactly sure how I got here but I think what helped me was doing all of those whiteboard activities where you had to quickly come up with answers to certain questions. I think just doing assignments and having to talk to my table group and just doing PLP stuff has really helped me.
I think science is a section where I’ve really exceeded my expectations. I planned on getting an accomplished but I somehow managed to get an extending which really surprised me. I think I’ve done really well at documenting things and taking notes in science class. I’ve definitely also gotten better at my listening skills and like I said before my ability to gather large amounts of information and sort of summarize it.
Another section where I feel like I’ve done a really good job at is my systems section in my learning plan. I talked about using the app things to record stuff and remind myself to do certain assignments or projects. I’ve always used things but I really do feel like I’ve stepped it up a notch over this past little while and just use it for everything important. Stuff like “remember to pack a lunch tomorrow” or “pick up frozen yogurt at school on Thursday” has been things I have been putting on in things. And it definitely has really really helped me, it’s become a habit now and has been something that I do all the time, in fact, I find it quite satisfying to put a check mark in each thing I’ve done.
A section in where I feel I need to improve at in my learning plan is my dispositions part, I talked about having a positive mindset and working as hard as possible and giving everything my very best. I definitely have been working very hard but I do feel like I could work harder and improve a bit, I think I sometimes slack off when I get tired. I also haven’t been necessarily had the most positive mindset, I think I could try to be a bit more positive towards some of the projects and assignments which I’m not necessarily a fan of. I think this will help me enjoy each and every assignment that I’ll do and will be good for me.
The Driving Question:
Now for the driving question, “Why do you feel you are ready to advance to the next grade level?”. I feel that with everything that I’ve done so far, Spring Exhibition, Oregon Trip, and Avatar Project etc… I’ve learned an awful lot and have gotten smarter and have really grown as a PLP learner. I really feel that as well as all of the team building activities and assignments have really made me not only a strong PLP learner but also a strong team worker. So to answer that question, yes I do think I am ready to take things to another level.
My Best work So Far:
I’ve done lots of work so far but I think one of my best pieces of work so far is the project we did recently, our advertisements. I never really thought I’d get to an advertisement like this, I really think that even though it’s sort of simplistic it sort of matches with the whole theme. Even though its definitely no where near perfection I think it’s still really good for my standards and for someone who’s never made an actual ad before. I do think I will choose different photos next time if I ever do this again, as now that I think of it some of the people in the photos don’t necessarily look like there having a good time.
Another thing that I really think I’ve done well at is my Scratch game which I made for science. During this keystone we had to create a science video game based on matter and atoms using Scratch. This was also probably one of my biggest challenges as I remember having to spend hours creating the code and making sure the game works, it was definitely worth it though as my game turned out pretty well. This was also one of my first times using Scratch so I think it’s still pretty good for a beginner. Even though my game could use some more editing and some revises this was definitely the keystone which I put the most work into and effort.
Stuff I Struggled With The Most:
Well like I previously said before I think my science project was one of the most challenging projects I’ve done so far but other than that probably my “Make A Gif” project was something I really struggled with. For this project we had to make a gif showing off some of the geological processes such as sea floor spreading, continental drift, the tectonic plates, etc… It was definitely a very fun project but was very tedious, especially the way I was making my gif, since I was making a gif showcasing continental drift I had to slowly draw Pangea drifting apart. My Gif
Enough about science, let’s talk about humanities. To be honest all of the assignments and projects in humanities have been fairly challenging but the Oregon Field Journal stands out to me the most in terms of difficulty. Though it was a very fun project and I would do it again, I found it was very long and was something which you definitely had to do a bit each day and was something you wouldn’t want to leave t’il the end. I think what made it so hard was keeping track of what to do and staying on top of what to add such as photos, videos, etc… It was definitely hard but still pretty fun!
I think I have achieved my standards and what I wish to get in PLP which is accomplished. I’ve even managed to surpass that sometimes, especially in science where I’ve been getting an extending for the majority of the time. I do think I’m doing well so far even though there may have been some projects where I didn’t do so well, but overall I’m happy with my grades and everything I’m getting.
I think I’ve definitely learned a lot from PLP over the past little while and have become a much better learner and thinker. PLP has really been a great experience for me and has been a really fun place full of fun adventures.