Development of PowerPoint: During each Self-Knowledge activity, if a student expressed interest in a particular area, Self-Determination Program staff identified these as potential goals for the student to revisit in the Plan & Act Unit.
Things I Know Portfolio PowerPoint includes summaries from the:
Time Capsule Activity
Snapshot of Me Activity
Personal Inventory – Preferences, Strengths & Challenges
Personal Flag Activity
Rights & Responsibilities Activity
Framing A Future Activity
review PDF versions of their mentees’ Things I Know Portfolio
prepare an introduction to the activity
prepare introductions for individual Portfolio slides
Self-Determination Program (SDP) staff look over student summaries from all Self-Knowledge activities and compile the information within a PowerPoint presentation for each mentee to review.
Mentors introduce the Things I Know Portfolio activity. For example:
“Job and Collin, today we’ll be reviewing and talking about all of the things that you’ve worked on so far in our Self-Determination Program class. When teachers want to keep student information in one place, we call it a Portfolio.”
“A Portfolio is like a book that you can take with you wherever you go. Your Portfolio is a place for you to keep important information that you know about yourself to share with others.”
SDP staff explain the purpose of the activity. For example:
“So, you guys have this really cool Portfolio with lots of important information about you. As Tyson and Thanh said, you’ll review all of this information and then you’ll choose a goal you would like to work on this year.”
Students take turns and review each page of their Portfolio. Mentors provide a short description of each page. Self-Determination Program staff highlight the pieces of information students identified as something they may want to explore, change or achieve.
Mentees review all of the potential goals and determine which goal is most important to them at this time. Students post their goal in the classroom as a reminder and to share with others.
Take a look at Collin’s portfolio below.
Collin’s PowerPoint slides represent personal summaries of each Self-Knowledge activity.