#1: Why I’m Here

 

An area where I find many of my strengths is visual art and design. I feel that I have a good sense of composition and visual imagery that I hope to utilize during this project.

I am here because I want to direct my learning on a unique path. I see this course as an opportunity to take my skills to a new level and improve my ability to create finished products. I am coming to this class with my experience of translating ideas into visual expressions. I hope to refine my communication skills and explore new media.  One of the main factors that attracted me to this class was my lack of knowledge when it comes to film and video editing. Gaining an understanding of these tools will be applicable to the world beyond school and very relevant to my future.

I don’t often get the chance to do something real during the process of learning. My previous work and assignments have usually just been practice for later on, it’s always a draft or a simulation but never the real thing. Normal education in the classroom  hasn’t been designed for students to walk away with a tangible, polished representation of their growth and learning. Not only will I gain mature real-world experience, but I will have the power to help people and make a difference. I’m looking forward to exploring my community with new depth and discovering my potential among a new group of peers.

 

Kati Tolgyesi

2 Responses to “#1: Why I’m Here

  • Emily Rinkema
    4 years ago

    Hi Kati,

    I love what you wrote about your previous learning being drafts or simulations, but never the real thing. As an educator myself, this has become an obsession of mine–providing students with real tools and real tasks…that’s where the real learning is going to happen. I look forward to getting to know you this year, and watching you learn!

    Emily (one of the teacher-mentors!)

  • dixie goswami
    4 years ago

    Dear Kati,

    “I don’t often get the chance to do something real during the process of learning. My previous work and assignments have usually just been practice for later on, it’s always a draft or a simulation but never the real thing.”

    Your reflection on school work and assignments means a lot to me, as a way of thinking about WtS – and about other work that students, mentors, and teachers who’re part of the Bread Loaf network are doing. Is it the real thing?

    As I understand it, your inquiry and analysis will go beyond what you learn and understand to taking action that will make a difference. What you and your WtS collaborators produce will almost certainly include visual art and imagery, composition and design.An area where I find many of my strengths is visual art and design. That’s another thing I’m learning about WtS that matters to me: that everyone has talents, passions, skills to bring to the table.

    Thanks,

    Dixie

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