Jonathan is a seventh grade student who has special interests and abilities in school. He described his grades as average in math, average in science, above average in reading, and 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.
Jonathan 's second area of interest appears to be in video/photography, as he seems to enjoy photography, making a movie, or creating a video.
Jonathan 's third 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.
Jonathan 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. Jonathan has very clearly defined learning preferences. His preferred instructional style is through working in groups, as he enjoys working together with other students in or out of class. His second choice of learning style is independent study in a topic of choice. Although he does like working independently, Jonathan 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. Jonathan also enjoys lecture, as he likes to listen to interesting information presented to large or small groups of students by his teacher or another adult.
Jonathan also has a preferred product style. That is, he has certain kinds of products that he likes to complete. His first product choice is musical. He enjoys listening, playing, and/or thinking about various forms of music. His second choice of product style is artistic as he likes to draw, paint, or sculpt, and may also enjoy choosing colors and working with design or texture. Jonathan 's third choice of product style is technological, as he enjoys photography, using computer technology, and integrating media in a number of different and interesting ways.