Robert is a seventh grade student who has special interests and abilities in school. He described his grades as average in math, above average in science, above average in reading, and above average in social studies. He seems to have several areas of interest. His primary interest appears to be in fine arts. He seems to like color, texture, and creating products, by drawing, painting, or participating in set and costume design, or graphic layouts. He may also be interested in photography.
Robert's second area of interest appears to be in athletics. He seems to like physical activity and may be interested in learning about sports, nutrition, physical therapy, or sports medicine.
Robert's third area of interest appears to be in video/photography, as he seems to enjoy photography, making a movie, or creating a video.
Robert 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. Robert has very clearly defined learning preferences. His preferred instructional style is through technology that helps him to learn by using various interactive multi-media devices and Internet content. His second choice of learning style is independent study in a topic of choice. Although he does like working independently, Robert may be interested in sharing some responsibilities for this project with a small group of other interested students. It may be necessary for his teachers or other adults to help him with this independent work, as the final work may result in an advanced product, such as an experiment, a video, a service, a technology product such as a powerpoint, or an oral presentation. Robert also enjoys simulations that help him to learn content and skills through role-playing people or events. Robert also likes acting, or pretending to be a character, and may like to study history by participating in simulations. For example, he may want to role-play Thomas Jefferson in the signing of the Declaration of Independence or Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II.
Robert also has a preferred product style. That is, he has certain kinds of products that he likes to complete. His first product choice is artistic as he likes to draw, paint, or sculpt, and may also enjoy choosing colors and working with design or texture. His second choice of product style is hands-on, as he enjoys working on things with his hands, and/or likes building, constructing, and designing things. Robert's third choice of product style is service, as he likes to provide assistance to individuals or groups in his community. Robert may also want to lead a group of students to do something that provides help to others in need.