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  • Smart Goals Presentation

    1. 1. The Power of SMART Goals Charles Drew Middle School Wednesday, May 12, 2009 presented by Lisa Michelle Dabbs M.Ed. Kaplan ELA Coach From SMART Goals to Action!
    2. 2. SMART Goals <ul><li>S – Strategic and Specific </li></ul><ul><li>M – Measurable </li></ul><ul><li>A – Attainable </li></ul><ul><li>R – Results-based </li></ul><ul><li>T – Time-bound </li></ul>
    3. 3. Is this a SMART Goal? <ul><li>I will lose weight . </li></ul>S pecific? No M easurable? No A chievable? Who knows? R elevant? Maybe T ime-bound? No
    4. 4. Is this a SMART Goal? <ul><li>To improve my health, I will lose 10 pounds by August 15, 2009. </li></ul>S pecific? Yes (lose 10 pounds) M easurable? Yes (compare weight before & after) A chievable? Yes (about 1 pound a week) R elevant? Yes (lose weight to improve health) T ime-bound? Yes (by August 15, 2004)
    5. 5. LAUSD Goals… <ul><li>Instructional conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic use of graphic organizers </li></ul>S pecific M easurable A ttainable R esearch-based T ime-bound
    6. 6. Let’s Practice… <ul><li>Sample Drew Middle School Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Improve reading scores on the CST </li></ul><ul><li>Improve math scores on the CST </li></ul><ul><li>Increase use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Increase teacher collaboration within departments </li></ul>
    7. 7. Improve reading… <ul><li>To improve reading, double the number of books checked out from the school library by June, 2009. </li></ul>S pecific Double the number of library books checked out from the school library M easurable Compare # in 2007 and 2008 A ttainable Yes (e.g., if less than 50% of kids currently checking out books) R esearch-based Reading books at home is one step toward improving reading T ime-bound By June, 2009
    8. 8. Improve math… <ul><li>To improve math, </li></ul>S pecific M easurable A ttainable R esearch-based T ime-bound
    9. 9. Technology… <ul><li>To increase use of technology, </li></ul>S pecific M easurable A ttainable R esearch-based T ime-bound
    10. 10. Collaboration… <ul><li>To increase teacher collaboration within the departments, </li></ul>S pecific M easurable A ttainable R esearch-based T ime-bound
    11. 11. From Goal to Action! <ul><li>Brainstorm activities or teaching strategies that can help you achieve your goal </li></ul><ul><li>Then, evaluate: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which are the most doable? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which would have the biggest impact? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Which would be measurable? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Remember: The “best” activity or strategy means nothing if it’s not Standards Based and focused on improving student achievement! </li></ul>
    12. 12. For Each Activity… <ul><li>Identify: </li></ul><ul><li>Expected Results </li></ul><ul><li>When Activity will be implemented </li></ul><ul><li>What is needed to implement it </li></ul><ul><li>Who is responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Intended audience </li></ul>
    13. 13. Getting Results <ul><li>Reflect regularly on how you’re doing on your goals (at least once a week) </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate the status to all stakeholders (notes,memos,email) </li></ul><ul><li>Be Accountable for ALL your results </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s Working </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What’s Not </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Revise goals based on outcomes and results. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Next Steps… <ul><li>Questions?… </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz? </li></ul><ul><li>SMART Goal foldable activity… </li></ul>