My experience with my ILP was very interesting however boring at times. I was able to sit in a classroom with kindergarten and first-grade autistic students I learned with them, read to some of them and helped them in my best ability. The only thing I did not like about my ILP is that I was often having to make lots of copies for the teacher and I was not in the classroom with the students as much. This ILP has made me a better person, I learned a lot more about people with autism and what they experience. I learned to interact with children better, and I learned to be more open with new things. This ILP opened me up to something new and even though I don't like change all the time this is something I mostly joined. Something I am looking forward to is involving myself in more activities and studying autism more its a very interesting thing to me.
My ILP was pretty solid. At the beginning it was just kind of a question and answer experience but recently its been more of a hands on work kind of feel ya dig. But overall its pretty chill my host is a very reasonable person and understands where I come from whenever Iḿ not so out going.
What went well in my ILP was that I ate pizza every single day. I also learned a lot about engineering. I am looking forward to the final presentation, where we are going to present our ideas about a park design. The different locations we go each week really stick out to me. Nothing is important.
My ILP still remain the same and is going great. Every Wednesday I go to greenfield to help out. This is something I enjoy doing because I really like helping out the children and even teacher. I am looking forward to seeing and helping the children again because the smile of the children face makes my day. Especially when I know that they are smiling because of me. I helped them on their works and read books to them when needed. I also play with them at recess. The best things that stand out is the fact that I am not only helping the children but teacher as well. I helped the teacher get some work or activity done that is eventually passed out a few days later for the children to do. Helping out is something that I look forward too every week because it is something that related to what I want to do when I get older.
What went well at my ILP was that I got more real world application, I had opportunities to help people in my community, I got a chance to interact with new people , and to explore and visit new exhibits. Somethings that I am looking forward to teaching a course at the Franklin institute. I am looking forward to this because I can't wait to get a chance to share my knowledge and what I learned with people. Somethings that stand out at my ILP the different exhibits and the fact that I get to interact with kids more often. I like my ILP a lot, it is a fun and I learn new things every time.
So far, my ILP at the Free Library of Philadelphia has continued to go just as well. My partner and I have been able to work on some interesting projects and create some interesting pieces for the library, including interviews and documentaries. There was small communication errors that happened, but they have since been fixed and overall it has been a good experience so far. We we're able to to see what it's like working with other people in order to create content that we are continuing to improve and make better. I am looking forwards to making more works and meeting new people to interview or work with in order to expand our skill set, and continue to learn.
ILP: What went well is that I'm starting to get use to the type of lighting that has to be used. Before I'll mess up the lighting by showing to much meaning it was to bright and then at times it'll be too dim. What I'm looking forward to is to hopefully move on to sound or audio work instead of lighting. Also for the school year to end so I won't have to deal with ILP, until next year. What stands out is that the person was out and I didn't go, and was out for spring break so I spent 2 weeks not going. Nothing else is important.
What went well in my ILP is that I was able to get a lot of information and data entered into the database. I was able to be advance to the next step and sort the data into specific categories. This will lead me into the final stages of the information sorting.
What I am looking forward to is finishing with sorting the data more specifically and moving onto the next step, which will be the presentation that I will have to create.
What stands out that happened so far is my findings in the information that I was measuring. There were many interesting things as far as the amount of money spent by the different schools in the city and comparing in to the initial budget. What also stands out is the different tools and methods that I am learning and using to sort the information that I have.
Since last checking in about my time at the library I have spent my time in the teen center continuing my work of creating book tags. Occasionally I will participate in "book face Friday" which is a hashtag put on the libraries social media accounts featuring a book every Friday. Everything has been going very smoothly and I have come to enjoy my time interning there. I am looking forward to bettering my relationship with the library staff and opening up more opportunities for myself there.
Since the last check in I have switched my ILP from volunteering at the free library to participating in debate. This was a better suit for me because I was already spending a lot of time working on debate, and I was actually getting something out of debating. Since switching things at debate have went pretty well, as my partner and I placed in third in the final tournament of the season in the novice league. Because of this I'm looking forward to the upcoming tournaments to see how well my partner and I do. It stands out because its actually something fun that I like doing instead of something that I'm forcing myself to do in order to get an ILP grade. All in all I'm happy about it.