“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.”
Welcome to my Tpol!
Now that I have done my Mpol and you know what it is, I will be presenting my Tpol. This stands for transitional presentation of learning. It is similar to my Mpol but I am going to be answering a different driving question:
Our Driving Question:
Why do I feel I am ready to advance to the next grade level?
Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, Oral Communication, Quantitative Literacy, and Written Communication.
Creativity, communication, critical, thinking, collaboration citizenship, and connectivity for future education.
At the beginning of the year I didn’t really know what to expect from PLP. I knew that we would work on iPads and they were field studies, but I did not know anything else I didn’t even know we had Mpols and Tpols!
This year has taught me so much! I am happy I have a got to be in this fun program. I think that I am ready to go onto grade 9 because I have learnt many things in PLP and I feel ready to advance to next year. I have met many new people this year and they are fortunately are all going to be in PLP next year! A great way for me to get to know more people was field trips, for example, the start of the year, even though this wasn’t part of PLP I met many new people at outdoor school! I think because you stay in the same cabin as someone you get to know them better. Same thing, like when we went to Oregon for example, I was friends with some of these people, but we weren’t super close but after Oregon we became a lot closer and got to know each other better!
I drew this willow tree because it represents my growth as a learner this year. Willow trees are large trees with long, flowing branches and leaves, the willow tree often symbolizes flexibility, and adaptability. And I think I have had to adapt this year going into high school and I will need to continue to adapt as i continue to grow and learn next year. The branches also represent my growth and new skills I’ve learnt as well as the roots resembling important things that I will use later in life.
A project I am am the least proud of is our precision chart, even though I loved the project we did about advertising for the Hatfield marine science center. Some of the work we did after was not my favourite.
I think this was because I did it a bit messy and I was under stress it was also a bit complicated with a sub.
I could’ve improved this by giving myself more time to work on it and I also could’ve done it better by being less messy and engaging more. I feel I am much better at things that I find interesting example if I am doing a project interests me I am much more likely for me to do better and spend more time on it.
Oregon trip and advertising
One of my favourite things I’ve done this year in PLP is definitely going to Oregon. I learned many things there and it was a great experience. (to read more about that you can go to my blog post about it.)
What did I find most boring?
Though this wasn’t a project it was a keystone, I found that the who am I science was not my favourite. Since I do not like math and it’s kind of confusing to me. The reason I don’t is because I like to be creative, and subjects like a math tend to not be my favourite. I like projects where I can be creative like the advertisements we did in Oregon. I think the reason I like the Oregon trip so much and the project we did was because we could think outside the box and we could basically do whatever we wanted it to our ads. Things like math on the other hand you cannot do that you have to stay in a box with the rules. It’s just black and white. This is why I love subjects and projects like our advertising ones.
What does my work reveal about me a learner?
I would like to say that I am creative and I say this because I love art and I love thinking outside of the box. Some evidence to this would be my Pandora’s box for the winter exhibition and many people that I presented it to said I was very creative and they loved my detailed boxes! Another example are some of the projects we have done as well as maker and working on my advertisement for Oregon. My creativity really forms when we are doing crafty projects like the Pandora’s box and projects similar to that .
I would love to do more projects like this in the future since I find that they are super fun and lets me be more artistic.
Projects like this help me explore both my circular and core competencies like creativity, and creative thinking.
Skills have I needed to develop:
Throughout PLP I have needed to develop new skills than what I used in elementary school.
Learning to use my iPad
When I first started, PLP I was not very good with technology and I still am not that advanced but, PLP has helped me learn many new things with iPads, and other skills for example, before I began PLP I didn’t even know how to copy and paste! Now I would like to say that I have become better with technology but I can definitely continue to grow my knowledge on using technology, since it will used in my future.
Revisions and critique:
I have had to do quite a few revisions this year but I am happy I did! Revisions and critiques from both peers and teachers has helped me improve my work to its full potential. Without my revisions I wouldn’t be able to get the grades I was reaching for this year.
An example of me getting revisions is during our process of making ads for the Hatfield Marine science center. I had to make many drafts for this project because we wanted our ads to turn out as best as possible. I think revisions and critique help me allot because even if they are annoying you can always improve on everything you do.
Here are some of the drafts I did to get my final advertisement:
I think a great thing about PLP is that you can keep revising your work till it’s the best it can be. So you can get the best grade possible that you will be happy with.
I think this is a good skill to have in life and I think this skill set will help me be prepared for grade 9.
Here was my learning plan!
I think I have reached my learning goals this year, and I will make sure to set higher goals for myself next year so I won’t have to change my learning plan again.
I think I am ready and exited for grade nine. It will be different not being the youngest in the school anymore. I also am really looking forward to the Alberta field trip that the grade 9’s get to do. If a younger student was asking me if they should apply to PLP I would definitely recommend it because I believe that we have learnt more than the people doing the regular program. I would say that it’s more interesting work and also that you get to choose how you want to learn and how to present your learning. I’m happy that I got into PLP and is looking forward to develop into a more sophisticated learner and person.
Thank you for listening to my TPOL!