Ada is a seventh grade student who has special interests and abilities in school. She described her grades as average in math, average in science, average in reading, and 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!
Ada 's second area of interest appears to be in video/photography, as she seems to enjoy photography, making a movie, or creating a video.
Ada 's third area of interest appears to be in fine arts. She seems to like color, texture, and creating products, by drawing, painting, or participating in set and costume design, or graphic layouts. She may also be interested in photography.
Ada 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. Ada has very clearly defined learning preferences. Her preferred instructional style is through learning games that enable her to learn content by playing games or participating in activities with cards, board games, or even electronic games. These activities can be completed individually, in small groups of students, or in a whole class of students. Her second choice of learning style is technology that helps her to learn by using various interactive multi-media devices and Internet content. Ada 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.
Ada also has a preferred product style. That is, she has certain kinds of products that she likes to complete. Her first product choice 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. Her second choice of product style is service, as she likes to provide assistance to individuals or groups in her community. Ada may also want to lead a group of students to do something that provides help to others in need. Ada 's third choice of product style is technological, as she enjoys photography, using computer technology, and integrating media in a number of different and interesting ways.
As Ada has a chance to consider some of her choices and think about what she really enjoys doing, it is our hope that these opportunities will enable her to fully develop her interests through the variety of exploratory activities in the Renzulli Learning System database. When she takes a virtual field trip to a museum, interviews a favorite author on the web, or explores an historical site on-line, she will be learning to further explore her interests and learning styles. These kinds of exploratory activities can introduce Ada to new ideas and experiences and let her explore many possible interests.