My Presentation Of Learning 2023!

“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.”

This past semester has been an amazing learning experience for me. It has had its highlights and lowlights but all together I was able to learn from my mistakes and continue to develop and improve my work. At the beginning of the year I wanted to start improving my communication skills and my public  speaking. These skills were used in almost every project. I have definitely grown to be more comfortable with sharing my work in a group but there is always room for improvement.

During one of my first projects in humanities, the Outsiders, I got more used to sharing my thoughts and ideas with my group. It was nice to be able to hear other peoples opinions and collaborate with them. I grew as a learner and became more familiar with the idea of communicating my work. Our planning was very well organized and everyone was fairly on track. We got to work as a team and made sure everyone had an opinion. This project pushed me to practice my communication skills and grow as an individual.


My biggest learning curve was the winter exhibition. My first artifact for the Avatar project was a complete failure, and that’s ok, I was able to accept that. My original idea was to create a projector and show photos of local forests. After some trial and error I knew that   that was not going to work, my idea was quite complicated and I needed a very dark room. I was able to learn from my mistakes and knew what I had to do to create my back up plan and put it into action. I think that this is where I learned that sometimes mistakes are ok and that hard work can pay off. I ended up creating the tree of souls as my artifact and it turned out great. During the exhibition i also made new friends and got to talk to people i usually wouldn’t. The exhibition was a nice way to bring people together. I am generally a shy person and this was a great way for me to practice sharing with an audience and sharing what I have learned. By the end of the exhibition I was feeling more comfortable with talking to different people and I realized that sharing my work was not such a big deal. I will continue to progress as a public speaker and as a student.


Coming into PLP I knew that I wanted to work on my communication skills and my public speaking skills. I think that the past few months have really helped me as a student. These skills are really important and I will continue to develop them throughout the next few years of school.  

Interesting images was one of my favourite projects we did. It was fun to learn more about making photos and learning about what makes an interesting image. I have always been interested in photography and I think that this project was a great way to expand my photography skills. We experimented with different angles, the rule of thirds, and light. Through this project I was able to work with other people and give feedback to each other. I hope we continue to explore photography and its many possibilities. 


Overall, I have progressed in many different ways, and I can’t wait to continue to improve as a student. I would like to continue to work on my public speaking skills and focus on having a growth mindset and being prepared and organized for semester two. I want to be open to change and trying new things. This semester I have learned that failure is an opportunity for growth and its a chance to reevaluate and come back even stronger.   

Renaissance Innovations!

My Triptych

We have learned about the many innovations that were created during the Renaissance from Europe and Asia and the vast impact they have had on our world today. Technology, writing, culture, and medicine was influenced by information, inventions and thoughts that were created and brought up during the renaissance. These creations have changed many peoples lives and have has a big impact on technology and its growth. I really wanted to focus on lenses when creating my triptych because they are very important in cameras, iPhones, iPads, telescopes, and much more. Lenses have improved science and have helped expand medicine and photography. Left panel New ideas in the renaissance have changed the world by having a big impact on new technologies and medicine. I chose to add glasses to my left panel because one of the many innovations that was created was the lens. The lens has had a big impact on cameras, telescopes, and microscopes, and has changed photography and science all over the world. In the Background of my left panel in my triptych I showed the 95 theses by Martin Luther to represent hand printing, an old clock, and very outdated medical tools to show the improvement of medicine and new medical techniques. Right panel While making the right panel I focused on trying my best to really show what people used before the lens was created. I showed someone from the renaissance looking through a crystal at a piece of paper. Before the lens was created people used crystals to magnify text. In the background of my left panel of my triptych I showed a sun dial, pen and paper, and more old medical tools. For this panel we had to add inventions or things that were used before the renaissance. I found that the innovations was most easily displayed by putting them almost in a museum like way on shelves and the showing my main idea on an easel up front. Middle panel For the middle panel in my triptych I had to display how the inventions that were created in the renaissance by showing new inventions. I Chose to show this by using a canon camera to show how the lens has changed not just cameras but photography. In the background of the centre panel, I also showed a digital clock, a computer, and new modern medical tools. These helped represent how these innovations have had a big impact on modern technology and how they have improved overtime. Overall, I think that these innovations have changed and influenced the world in many ways. Without Inventions that were created in Europe and Asia we would not have the technology and medicine we have today. These have influenced culture, education, and science and will continue to do so.

During this project about innovations from Europe and Asia, I learned a lot more about the innovations we have today and what new ideas were brought up during the renaissance.  These innovations have had a large impact on our world influencing lots of the technology, science, and art we see today. Something that I have taken away from this project is that without those ideas and thoughts being brought up during the renaissance we would not have things today like the camera, iPhone, digital printing, and clocks. I created my own triptych by finding and creating pieces of art from the renaissance and adding a photo of me too it. I used the app super impose to help me bring each panel together. We made these triptychs to show our learning of the renaissance and the many ideas that where created and how they have developed over time. Some of the apps we used during this project was Superimpose X, Things, Craft, and Calendar. We took all of our notes in craft and used calendar to organize our project timeline. It was fun to explore and experiment with new apps, they were very helpful.   This project was very fascinating, I learned a lot more about the renaissance and its impacts.  

Humanities Middle Ages Reflection


These past few months we have been working on learning more about the Middle Ages specifically the feudal system and the crusades. The driving question for this project was, how did the quest for power impact peoples lives in the Middle Ages? I made sure to explain myself and show evidence in my writing by getting some information from reliable websites. It was very interesting to learn more about what it was really like in the Middle Ages for different groups of people, and explore peoples different point of views on religion, and political views on society.


While learning about the Middle Ages we were asked to create a slideshow or a video in keynote to demonstrate our understanding of the significance of the feudal system and crusades. To prepare we created a draft of our plan and what we wanted to include. I think that it was much easier to make the slideshow with the plan, it was very effective and the whole process of making it went a lot faster. Making the drawings was also one of my favourite parts, it was nice to be able to draw how we interpreted it, rather than just taking images from online. We then worked together with classmates and were able to help each other correct and improve our slideshows. This system is pretty effective because you are able to get other peoples opinions on your work, on what should be changed and what shouldn’t. I found it interesting to explore different religions and how they were born. Some things that could have been improved is the time that I spent and how I spread it out, I could have been more efficient with spreading out the work and making sure I had all details included.

What I learned

Throughout the past few weeks we have been taught about where different religions came from, what they where, how the feudal system worked and what the

 crusades where. I was really interested in learning about how Islam and Christianity came from Judaism, and why Christians and Muslims where fighting. This project was pretty important because it was teaching kids about the past and how religions around the world were effected by these historical events.