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Developing Goals

Developing Goals

Author: Ashley Sweatt

In this lesson, students will be able to collaboratively identify goals and outcomes in a professional improvement plan.

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Notes on "Developing Goals"


(00:00 - 00:10) Introduction

(00:11 - 00:25) What Will You Learn Today?

(00:26 - 01:20) How Should Goals Be Developed?

(01:21 - 03:19) How Should Collaboration Be Used to Develop Goals?

(03:20 - 05:45) What are SMART Goals?

(05:46 - 06:11) How are Goals Evaluated?

(06:12 - 06:47) What Did You Learn Today?

(06:48 - 07:16) Reflection

Additional Resources

Professional Community & Professional Development

This National Education Association report outlines best practices in establishing professional development goals and plans for teachers.

Recruiting and Retaining Teachers: What Matters Most and What Can Government Do?

In this article, Linda Darling-Hammond and Charles E. Ducommun stress the importance of systematic and on-going professional development for teachers.

Assessing Teacher Quality Through Goal-Setting: The Alexandria, Virginia, School District

This chapter from the book Linking Teacher Evaluation and Student Learning reviews the importance of teacher goal setting in continuous improvement and increased student achievement.,_Virginia,_School_District.aspx

​AITSL Teacher Toolkit: Performance & Development

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership provides a useful toolkit for helping teachers set goals. In addition, the toolkit guides the creation of professional development plans based upon those goals."