Larolyn 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 athletics. She seems to like physical activity and may be interested in learning about sports, nutrition, physical therapy, or sports medicine.
Larolyn's second area of interest appears to be in technology, as she seems to like activities that involve technology and computers, multimedia equipment, and communication.
Larolyn's third area of interest appears to be in video/photography, as she seems to enjoy photography, making a movie, or creating a video.
Larolyn 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. Larolyn has very clearly defined learning preferences. Her preferred instructional style is through technology that helps her to learn by using various interactive multi-media devices and Internet content. Her second choice of learning style is discussions that happen when two or more students talk with their teacher or in small groups about issues and topics by discussing facts and opinions and discussing them. Larolyn also enjoys 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.
Larolyn also has a preferred product style. That is, she has certain kinds of products that she likes to complete. Her first product choice is technological, as she enjoys photography, using computer technology, and integrating media in a number of different and interesting ways. Her second choice of product style 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. Larolyn's third choice of product style is service, as she likes to provide assistance to individuals or groups in her community. Larolyn may also want to lead a group of students to do something that provides help to others in need.