FINDING HIDDEN TREASURE AND BUYING A GOLDMINE
A Multiple Intelligences WebQuest for ABE/GED Learners
Deborah Pace, M.A., L.P.C.
INTRODUCTION | TASK | PROCESS | RESOURCES | EVALUATION | CONCLUSION | TEACHER NOTES
Do you like adventure? How would you like to go on an adventure that could lead to a valuable change in your life?YES!!!!! Okay, this adventure is a treasure hunt to find your personal hidden treasures (intelligences) that you did not know about before.Once you find these jewels you will learn how they can lead you to a “Pot of Gold” (a career that you love because it suits your personal intelligences).
Let the adventure begin.You will use the internet as your treasure map to discover your hidden jewels (intelligences) and how those jewels (intelligences) relate to specific job clusters.
To start off:
Step 1. Go to Birmingham Grid for Learning - Multiple Intelligences (Secondary) http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources.../multiple.../index.htm
Move your mouse to the “What are multiple intelligences?” tab at the top of the box.Click on this and read about multiple intelligences.Using your sidebar, scroll down through the information and read about each of the eight types of intelligences.Click on the “back to the top” prompt on the right side of the screen when you are finished reading.
Step 2. You are at the main menu again.Now click on the “Take a Test” tab on the right hand side of the screen, above the orange box. Click on the “English” tab. The test page will come up.Answer all of the questions in each section by clicking the circle that best describes you most of the time.At the bottom of each page there is a “Next” prompt.Click it to go on to the next page and answer all 40 questions. When you have completed the test click on the “finish” prompt at the bottom of the page to get your results.Print your results by clicking on the “print” prompt at the bottom right hand corner of the page.Notice that your paper has a code on it.If you wish to go back to your results later you can click on the results tab at the top of the orange box and type in your code.It will retrieve your results so that you do not have to retest.From this page you may also type in information on different populations to see average results of a group.You could view the results of your class from here if you chose.
Assignment 1:- Print and keep a copy of your Multiple Intelligences Test results – see rubric for grading requirements.
Step 3. Go to http://www.nedprod.com/Niall_stuff/intelligence_test.html
This is another site that provides a Multiple Intelligence Assessment.It is longer but it gives you a great printout at the end that ranks your aptitude for a particular intelligence.
Assignment 2:Print and keep a copy of your Multiple Intelligences Test results.See rubric for grading requirements.
Step 4. Search Multiple Intelligences and explore in more depth.There are many assessments available.Dig and explore to your heart’s content.Find your hidden treasures within.If you find a test you like better than the ones I’ve listed above you may take it, print it and use it as one of two required tests.
Assignment 3:Print and keep a copy of a chart listing eight of the Multiple Intelligences. See rubric for grading requirements.
Step 5. Go to http://www.best-career-match.com/career-chart.html
If you are wondering what career is best for you, this is a site rich with treasure throughout.There are many gems and jewels to collect here.Choose those that are of the most value to you and gather as many as you can.You can start filling your treasure chest here, as this site offers a wealth of information that is valuable to your future.
Assignment 4. Do each of these five exercises listed in number. Print the results and save them. See rubric for grading requirements.
c) Career Exploration
d) Getting to the Nitty Gritty
e) Taking Care of Your Career - Ways to make yourself more valuable to employers.
Step 6. Go to http://www.achieve-goal-setting-success.com/multiple-intelligences.html
This is another site filled with gems of information to add to your treasure chest. Explore goal setting and how your personality profile affects how you approach goal setting.Find out what “success” means to you.Dig through the many links that lead you to success secrets here.
Assignment 5:Complete three activities of your choice from this site or a site of your choosing (see step 7 below).Print and save a copy of them.See rubric for grading requirements.
Step 7. Do a search on Multiple Intelligences and Careers and see what leads you to your personal “pot of gold”.Maybe that is having a job you love to go to each day of your life and/or a job that will support you and your family and afford you the luxury of living the life of your dreams.Happy hunting and good luck finding the X that marks the spot for you.
Assignment 6: Complete three activities of your choice related to goal setting from a site of your choosing.Print and save a copy of them. See rubric for grading requirements. Please note that Assignment 5 may be completed from the site at number 6 or a site of your choosing in step 7.
Step 8.Now you have done much treasure hunting and exploring.I trust that you found many gems and jewels of information that were of value to you. My hope is that your treasure chest is now filled to overflowing.Using those gems, jewels and bouillon to work for you is the key to your future. Have fun with it and reap the rewards. I would love to hear about what you discovered so see the task listed below.
Assignment 7: Write a 2 to 3 page report about what you learned about yourself from this exercise, and report if it helped you identify a career you may be interested in pursuing.
Birmingham Grid for Learning - Multiple Intelligences (Secondary)
Multiple Intelligences. What are Multiple Intelligences? | Take a Test | Results | Notes. 5. 20. 15. 10. © Birmingham City Council Birmingham Grid for ...Birmingham Grid for Learning
APPENDIX B: Multiple Intelligences
Jump to Multiple Intelligences Test: Where does your true intelligence lie? This quiz will tell you where you stand and what to do about it. ...www.spannj.org/BasicRights/appendix_b.htm
When you have concluded this exercise you will become familiar with the concept of multiple intelligences and discover how many ways you are smart. You will then learn how your personal innate skills and abilities can be used to your advantage in a career that suits your personality.This exercise could help lead you to a career that you would love.Imagine getting up every morning and being excited about getting to work and do what you love to do as you are getting paid.
Although this project is not designed for ESL students it could be adapted to more advanced level students in ESL classes.
The project is designed as a fun activity and begins with students not knowing what they are looking for.Depending on the level of understanding of your group, you may have them navigate to the first site so as not to spoil the surprise but once they reach the information about Multiple Intelligences you may want to start a dialog about Multiple Intelligences before they go further with the project.
I talk to GED students about all the ways that they are smart and that maybe they did not fail school but maybe the schools failed to recognize their personal brilliances.The discussion heads in the direction of “what is right with you”, as opposed to what is wrong.This helps them to understand where I am coming from as a teacher, and helps build rapport with new students.
When teaching in an alternative high school, I had all of my students take a Multiple Intelligences Assessment at the beginning of the year and charted their results in an Excel spreadsheet.I could look back at any point and learn more about my students learning styles this way.
I found a project that was set up in 8 stations so that students could try all eight approaches to learning.It was interesting to have them report which station they enjoyed the most. It often times did not match their assessment results.Once I learned how to do one project this way, I adapted other projects throughout the year with this same approach in each of the eight stations.
The additional sites that include information about careers and goal setting are quite in depth and you may need to research additional sites that are not as complex when working with ESL students.
If you do a search for Multiple Intelligences there are many, many teacher guidance sites which give many good teaching strategies for incorporating Multiple Intelligence approaches to learning in the classroom.