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  2. 2. PERSONAL REFLECTION <ul><li>Before addressing the results of the assessments…the first few slides are personal reflections on how I see myself as a learner, without the use of an online test. What I have observed about myself, what I have discovered does/does not work and things I should improve on. </li></ul>
  3. 3. STRENGTHS <ul><li>Strengths I Know I Have: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For myself. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For my audience, knowing that they appreciate and will better understand my message being addressed. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Management: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I do not procrastinate. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I love the feeling of accomplishing a task, to the point where I am asking for another one upon completion. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. WEAKNESSES <ul><li>Inefficient Learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not good at pulling out “testable” material and cover too much information. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Making Connections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not quick to make connections between material, thus making it hard to be a ‘critical thinker’ at times </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Passive Reader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes I do believe highlighting/skimming the material is enough. Attention span has a lot to do with this…trying to conquer something too fast. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. GOOD HABITS <ul><li>Note-Taking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Active learner in class. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legible handwriting and can understand my notes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Making Material Relatable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Able to recognize how particular material relates to my life and my future goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Self-motivating/Persistent/Effort </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I know where I want to go, and have a good idea of how to get there…nothing will stop me. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. BAD HABITS <ul><li>Low Self-Efficacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only on tests, anxiety takes over and puts me into a panic mode. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contrasts with high self-efficacy in presentations, papers and research. I like to demonstrate my knowledge this way. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Passive Reading/Note-Taking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Out of classroom studying…mentioned as one of my weaknesses </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. STYLE <ul><li>Real-World </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community Service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Field Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In general, I like to get my hands dirty and learn by physically participating. Researching/learning what I need to do beforehand and quickly applying that material to a real-world situation. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. STUDY SYSTEM <ul><li>Location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quiet corner in the library when “serious” studying occurs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Review” studying generally takes place in a coffee shop. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I am not able to study at home…home is my “no-work” zone. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Test Prep </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reorganize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-reorganize </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate things I naturally understand/things that make sense. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminate material that I am grasping as I am organizing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review all material – notes/reading/slides </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. ONLINE ASSESSMENT RESULTS <ul><li>CLEI </li></ul><ul><li>HBA </li></ul><ul><li>VARK </li></ul><ul><li>Locus of Control </li></ul><ul><li>Kiersey Personality Type </li></ul><ul><li>What? So What? </li></ul><ul><li>Now What? </li></ul>
  10. 10. CLEI
  11. 11. CLEI <ul><li>WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive Responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Self-Efficacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organization & Attention to Study </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stress & Time Press </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional Satisfaction </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neutral Responses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Involvement with College Activity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Class Communication </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T-Scores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Below Average </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Involvment with College Activity </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Class Communication </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>About Average </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Self Efficacy </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emotional Satisfaction </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Above Average </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organization & Attention to Study </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stress and Time Press </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. CLEI <ul><li>SO WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>These results show that I have enough confidence to persist and put effort in academic tasks. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That my organization and attention to study are my strongest points and most likely lead to my success in school thus far. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same with stress and time press, that these aspect help me achieve and conquer tasks in a timely fashion – no task goes unfinished. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involvement in College Activity is lacking because I am a graduate student, if I were still an undergrad, I will definitely be above average. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Emotional Satisfaction reflects who I am personally – don’t really get excited about much, or upset. Things are what they are. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class Communication, as you will see later, being introverted, it takes me time to reflect…enough time to sit through a class without having much input on the material! </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. CLEI <ul><li>NOW WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpreting the results, I feel that I am doing well at achieving most ‘needs’ to be a successful student. Perhaps being involved a bit more on campus would be beneficial to my lacking social-life – and as a result balance out my routine of only academia and working out! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addressing ‘Class Communication’, I am more comfortable writing that speaking in classes, hopefully this online class will demonstrate that, and I can reflect on my communication skills differently upon completion of this course. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I just completed my first triathlon this summer, and in hopes to improve, I plan on joining the KSU Cycling team (though running is really what I need to work on!!). This will help me get involved with Campus Activities before I graduate </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. VARK <ul><li>VISUAL = 7 </li></ul><ul><li>AURAL = 5 </li></ul><ul><li>READ/WRITE = 6 </li></ul><ul><li>KINESTHETIC = 7 </li></ul><ul><li>RESULT = MULTIMODAL </li></ul>
  15. 15. VARK <ul><li>WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As a multimodal learner, all learning styles encompass what works best for me. However, some work a bit better than others: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I strongly react to a Visual and Kinesthetic learning style. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reading/Writing also appeals to my learning style, but not as much as a visual or kinesthetic style. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Aural learning appeals to me the least. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  16. 16. VARK <ul><li>SO WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multimodal Learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>60% of the population fits this category. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I am able to adapt to a particular mode when necessary and can perform as needed. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I can choose to match or align my mode to others around me. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual & Kinesthetic (my strongest) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>VISUAL: Maps, charts, graphs, etc. Things that could be presented in words, but are done graphically. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>KINESTHETIC: experience or practice (simulated or real). May invoke other modalities…but the key is that is relates to reality. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. VARK <ul><li>NOW WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>With this information, I will… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Try to map out or make connections within the material I am studying to reflect my visual style of learning. I understand things when I see them, but never have to made them myself to help me learn material. Guess I will give this a try. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep in mind that I will someday get to apply material I am passively learning in the classroom to real world experiences. It does sadden me, that not many teachers use this mode more often…as, I believe it is most practical. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. HBA
  19. 19. HBA
  20. 20. HBA <ul><li>WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BMI is Normal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fruits/Veggies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meet Recommended Servings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Whole Grains </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Close, but not meeting Recommended Servings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dairy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not meeting Recommended Servings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Meet all recommendations in all categories. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Frequently use all skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stress is sometimes a problem </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acquiring enough sleep </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. HBA <ul><li>SO WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BMI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I am maintaining a healthy weight for my height. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>During the summer months, I tend to eat lighter and more fruits and vegetables. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I eat plenty of carbohydrates – but try to stay away from too much starch as part of my diet and maintaining a healthy BMI. I receive my carbohydrates in forms of nuts, oatmeal and muesli. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I do drink a glass of skim milk a day – but I am not a fan of cheese and therefore am not receiving the recommended servings. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Workout 7 days a week…avid athlete and believe fitness is key to my stress management, health and balanced lifestyle. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Organization is a strong characteristic of mine and I use that in every aspect of my life. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Stress occurs when overwhelmed with academic tasks, but I know I can overcome if I persist and put in enough effort. I also don’t sacrifice other parts of my “balanced-life” – which I know benefits my health overall, but can lead to some academic time-stressors. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t mess with my sleep!! Or I get angry! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. HBA <ul><li>NOW WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BMI </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not going to change anything, I am aware of my body…not necessary by weight, but how I feel. I tend to stay at the “correct” BMI based on how I perceive my fitness level. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I will continue to eat fruits/veggies…hopefully even during the winter when I start going into hibernation mode and stock up on carbs. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I won’t be changing my whole grain intake. I know when my blood sugar is low, or when I need to consume carbohydrates and god knows I won’t touch anything besides complex carbs/whole grains. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I will continue drinking skim milk and will continue taking my vitamin D and calcium supplements. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can’t live without it…will continue until I die. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Keep going on about my business…can’t fully escape stress, but know how to manage it. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sleep habits won’t change. Early to bed, early to rise…I require 8 hours and I will do whatever it takes to get all 8! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I know doing what I need to do outside of school, will help me succeed while in school. I have a balance, if something is off, everything is off. I have 3 main aspects of my life…School, Sports, Boyfriend…if one thing is missing, my whole balance is off!! </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. LOCUS OF CONTROL <ul><li>WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Score of 80, represent an internal locus of control. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>With 85 being a “high” internal locus of control…I am not far off. </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. LOCUS OF CONTROL <ul><li>SO WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal Locus of Control: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Depend on my own ideas. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feel I am in control of my own destiny. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have the power to change a situation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make lists to accomplish tasks. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences are controlled by my own skills and effort. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul></ul>
  26. 26. LOCUS OF CONTROL <ul><li>NOW WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By having an Internal Locus of Control I will… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>know that post grad-school positions I should be seeking and be confident in my skills to be a leader and supply input. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>continue to persist and contribute effort towards any goal I have, and WILL achieve that goal. Whether it is academically, athletically or socially. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  28. 28. KIERSEY PERSONALITY TYPE <ul><li>WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>INTJ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introverted </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intuitive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Judging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All traits MODERATELY expressed, except Thinking (which was only SLIGHTLY expressed) </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. KIERSEY PERSONALITY TYPE <ul><li>SO WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>INTJ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introverted </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Think/Reflect then act </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Requires “private time” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Motivated internally; mind is so active – often closed to outside world. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Prefer one-on-one communication and relationships </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intuitive </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mentally live in the future </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creates new possibilities – automatic-instinctual </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sees patterns/connections </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Best improvise from theoretical understanding </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comfortable with fuzzy data and general meanings </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instinctually look for logic/facts in decision making. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Objective-critical analyzer </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accept conflict as a natural part of relationships with people </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Judging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plan many of the details in advance before moving into action. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focused on task-related action; completing the most meaningful first. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Work best to avoid stress when kept ahead of deadlines </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 30. KIERSEY PERSONALITY TYPE <ul><li>NOW WHAT? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creeped out!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Want to start out by saying how dead-on this test is. I remember taking something similar as a child and was kind of indifferent of the results, but now…this is spot on. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introverted Tendencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I often have to justify my “anti-social” behavior to my fellow graduate students in the Geology Department. And it’s not that I don’t want to hang out with them, it’s that I am picky about what/when/where/why we are doing those things. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I have also been called fickle, because I will say I want to do something, and then decide I rather do something else…or nothing at all. My mind is in constant thinking-mode of what is best for me at this very moment and what will I get out of doing “this.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I am the queen of long-distance relationships, and often when we are reunited, it takes about a week for me to get used to being “social” on a regular basis. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuitive Tendencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Always thinking a year in advance and toying with the possibilities of what is going to happen after this “goal” (grad school) is accomplished. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I’m always seeking out new possibilities and love to have as many choices as possible…I will apply for several different jobs/program arranging from a variety of subjects so I can pick and choose what path I would like to fake. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinking Tendencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accomplishment, finishing things, achievement…best feeling I can get in any arena. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Almost too objective sometimes…unbiased – with no opinions either. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict is natural…but, currently having a struggle with any form of it from a “real-world” experience. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Judging Tendencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I love lists and being able to have a plan-of-attack. Whether it is for writing a paper, studying or planning a vacation. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Obviously…I avoid procrastination and deadlines like the plague. If it’s not done at least 2 days in advance…its late and I am FREAKING OUT! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  31. 31. HISTORY OF ACHIEVEMENT <ul><li>School </li></ul><ul><li>Sports – Softball, Basketball, Tennis, Triathlons </li></ul><ul><li>Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul><ul><li>Jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Community Service </li></ul><ul><li>Dean’s List/Honor Role </li></ul><ul><li>Traveling Abroad </li></ul>
  32. 32. LEARNING TIMELINE <ul><li>KEY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PINK = ACADEMIC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BLUE = LIFE EXPERIENCES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1989 – Began Pre-school…the basics of getting along with others, speaking, understanding of authority outside my parents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1990 – Began Kindergarten…basic understanding of reading, writing and math. Social skill development. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1997 – Quit traveling softball upon parents request (because they did not like the coach). Decided their reasoning made sense and learned listening to my parents could be good or bad. Couldn’t decide which outcome this was at the time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1997 – Began Middle School…grasping new academic freedom of choice. Sports and band were priorities during/after school. </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. LEARNING TIMELINE <ul><ul><li>1998 – Got into my first ‘serious’ relationship. Learned social dynamics with the opposite sex, maintaining a relationship and learning to care for someone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1999 – Began High school…learned transitions in life bring a lot more change than the transition itself…broke-up with first boyfriend. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1999 – Did not get brought up from the Freshman Basketball team to JV…My parents always asked me if I wanted them to call the coach, I always told them no, I would get where I wanted on my own ~ though other players did not . Learned self-discipline, got private lessons, practiced after practice, practiced after games…made myself KNOW I was better than the three girls that got brought up to JV their freshman year. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2000 – Getting Varsity time on basketball team, but sprained ankle and was out 6 weeks and got demoted to JV. Learned, life isn’t fair…or basketball and I weren’t meant to be. Decided to see if my softball skills still existed and joined the JV team. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2000 (summer) – Got recruited by Pat Bosco to play for his traveling softball team, where I learned that if you have the right coach and find someone that has more faith in yourself that you even do – sky is the limit. I then obsessed over softball. </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. LEARNING TIMELINE <ul><ul><li>2001 – Was advised to enroll in a KU College writing course, built my confidence in life outside high school and continuing my education. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2001 - Played both JV and Varsity Basketball, still felt like I wasn’t getting a fair shot. Played Varsity Softball all-time 2 nd base. Learned that persistence and confidence can only get you so far sometimes (basketball), and persistence, confidence and talent (softball) can lead to greater things. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2002 – Enrolled myself without advising in my second college course. Learned that I need to start taking direction/responsibility for my academics. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2002 – Decided to quit basketball and focus on softball for college reasons. Did not feel like I gave up or quit, but made a choice. I learned that I am not a quitter, but a decision maker. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2003 – Graduated High School with Honors and plenty of community service activities under my belt. Got accepted to Knox College with the knowledge it was a very tough school – but my confidence was high and adrenaline running…that I was escaping my hometown for good. </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. LEARNING TIMELINE <ul><ul><li>2003 – First Year of College, was definitely playing softball but was randomly recruited for the collegiate basketball team when they observed me playing pick-up. I started as a freshman. Learned that what goes around comes around and those girls that got moved up freshman year to JV, aren’t even playing college sports. For the LOVE OF THE GAME! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2004 – Family moved from Kansas to Virginia, rediscovered my love for the outdoors. Had an epiphany about what my major would be when I returned to school. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2004 – Changed major from Business/Music to Environmental Studies and Economics. Learned that reflecting on childhood passions ultimately lead to what I should be doing in my adult life. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2004 – Chose to no longer player basketball, two sports was too much and my academics were suffering. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2005 – Studied abroad…learned my love for traveling and being on my own. Went to college not knowing anyone, traveled abroad without knowing anyone…learned that I like to be on my own during these types of adventures. </li></ul></ul>
  36. 36. LEARNING TIMELINE <ul><ul><li>2005 – Academics going very well, realized that I can graduate a year early. Discovered that my hard work-ethic can get my places and get me places FAST. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2005 (summer) – Traveled to El Salvador alone. Learned that there are some amazing/crazy people in the real world. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2006 – Graduated College. Learned that I always have to have a plan and that I can’t sit still very long. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2007 – Flew to Australia to work as an Intern going Rainforest Research with a American Study Abroad Program – learned that I can not/will not be taken advantage of…while I am a professional volunteer, there’s a difference between being appreciated and being taken advantage of. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2008 – Left Australia and moved to Oregon to work as an AmeriCorps Member. Learned that while I like small communities, there is such a thing as “too small.” Also re-learned my love for swimming and teaching. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009 – Began Master’s Program at KSU – learned that when an awesome opportunity presents itself, just go with it…and luckily even more has come with that! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future – Earn Master’s in Geology, pursue a second master’s degree in Outdoor Recreation or Environmental Education. Learn how to teach people to appreciate our planet and explore the only home we’ve got! </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. WHO AM I? <ul><li>I am driven. </li></ul><ul><li>I am confident, but not overly so. </li></ul><ul><li>I have a good balance between school life, play time and social life. </li></ul><ul><li>I can work on my stress when it comes to test taking, and find ways to ease the anxiety/gain confidence. </li></ul><ul><li>I will work to become a bit more involved in KSU activities on campus. </li></ul><ul><li>My learning history demonstrates that persistence, effort, practice and making wise choices will always result in success. </li></ul><ul><li>I am someone that needs to try a new learning style, by interpreting information in a new form that is visual and seeing if that bring success in the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>I like/need to put everything in a real world context – otherwise it’s useless to me. Making it harder to learn and harder to succeed in where I want to be in the future. </li></ul><ul><li>I love goals and achieving tasks. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Personal Note <ul><li>I started this slide show from the beginning to the end…and as mentioned, the first few slides were just a personal reflection of myself. It was cool to see how I described myself being a learner through real world experiences and that showing up on the VARK test as my strong point. </li></ul><ul><li>Glad I reflected prior to the assessments, took them and then was able to reflect on the results and how I originally interpreted myself. </li></ul><ul><li>I feel the assessments were a great way of organizing the information that I understood about myself and now being able to categorize them. </li></ul>
  39. 39. REFERENCES <ul><li>https://secure.k-cat.org/online/tool/CLEI/Sksu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>https://secure.k-cat.org/online/tool/HBA/Sksu.edu </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.dushkin.com/connectext/psy/ch11/survey11.mhtml </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/Jtypes2.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Fred Newton EDCEP 892 Lecture: Assessment of Learning </li></ul>