1. What I did: (Explain what you personally accomplished to finish your project.)
For this YPI project I was tasked with: video editing, script writing, slide management, and general organization/making sure deadlines are met. The work I did was: video editing the whole video, writing the whole script (minus one slide), and making sure everyone did their part.
2. What I found difficult: (Write about any part of the project you found challenging.)
I found making the video only 10 minutes difficult. There was so much info we could include, but it had to be narrowed down to only the important stuff.
3. What really worked, or what you’re proud of:
I am proud of my team’s ability to present the project in a clear professional way.
4. What I wish:
I wish that we could have more time to polish our presentation for the next level of competition that we are going into.
5. Next time: (Write about what you would do differently next time.)
Next time I would like to be able to get Doug and his pads dog to show up to our presentation (for a hook).
6. The letter grade I’d honestly give myself:
I would honestly give my self an A because I challenged myself and made this presentation to the best of my ability, and put in lots of time and effort.
1. The First People’s concept that I recognized in my essay is: “Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story.” This is because my essay was about learning from mistakes and remembering the lesson I learned.
2. Two things I am proud of are: my ability to make a small story into 1,300 word essay, and my ability to use the rules of 3’s.
3. Two things I want to improve are: making sure everything drives the plot forward and is relevant, and building up the plot better.
This essay shows growth in my communication competency because I now know how to write (communicate) essays better. I now know how to write dialogue properly and how to use the rule of 3’s to make my writing more appealing. Where I still need to improve is my story telling; writing so that I show instead of tell and making sure every paragraph drives the plot forward.
In Planning 10, we did mock interviews in order to prepare us for job interviews in the future. In this mock interview project, we were required to make fill in an application form, write a resume, write a cover letter, and attend a mock interview with an adult posing as an employer.
In the terms of core competencies, I found that this project encompasses both the communication and the critical thinking core competencies. But, I am only going to write about the communication core competency in this post.
One of the most important parts of this project was communication. We had to have a good handshake, a friendly attitude, and good answers to commonly asked questions. To improve on my core competency of communication, I practiced my hand shake, I mentally checked in (to have a good attitude), and I practiced answers to commonly asked interview questions.
Overall, the interviewer said I did very well in all of this with one exception, I needed to brag more about myself. Usually, I tend to be humble and not brag about myself, but in this project, I learned that in different social situations you need to act differently; In an interview it isn’t good to be humble. So, in future interviews, I will keep this advice in mind and adapt to the different social situation.
What did you know about the core competencies before this activity? What did you learn?
Before this activity, I knew that the core competencies help you reflect on how your projects further your growth in specific areas. I also knew what each competency is made up of, and how to reflect on them. After learning, I now know of more celebrities, and how they excel in certain core competencies. I also now know more ways one can better themselves in the core competencies.
How can your knowledge of the core competencies help you in your school life? Personal life?
With my newfound knowledge of the core competencies, I can now better reflect on how school projects further my growth in certain core competencies. In my personal life, I can now make decisions better; when I make a decision I can now think of how well I am using my core competencies.
(The following is a video I made with my friends Karl Disu and Jasmine Gill. The video’s target audience is Riverside students and the topic is waste management and what you can do to help with our litter problem.)
Collaboration Fluency Reflection
When we first started in our group we weren’t really working well together and one of our group members was always off task. To help us work better I put our jobs and goals time-wise on the Onenote and this gave us all a clear objective. But that one group member wasn’t doing any work still. So we set a meeting up with all of our group members and Mrs. Jackson and then me and our 3rd group member (not the off task one) made a list of things we need to see from said group member so they could stay in our group. This really changed their mindset and work habits and they ended up doing their share of the work and a bit more. They even wrote the whole script! (me and Karl are not very confident in our script writing skills). After that our project and collaboration was a breeze. We got lots done and were ahead of most of the people in the class. That one meeting was a big turn around for the group and this group couldn’t have done well without it.