A goal without a plan is just a wish~Antoine de Saint-Expury
How Do Professional Growth Goals Increase Student Achievement and My Effectiveness?
- Focus on improving professional practices and instructional skills
- Align with educator performance standards in the T-TESS system
- Use a variety of sources and types of student data that reflect student needs and strengths, educator data, and school/district data
How Do I Begin the Goal-Setting Process?
- Review the campus/district vision, mission, and goals
- Review data related to my students’ academic and development needs
- Conduct a self-assessment (Review data related to my current and past performance and Evaluate my personal and professional needs)
Are your goals S.M.A.R.T.
- What you want to accomplish?
- Who, What, Where, When, Which, Why
- How will you demonstrate and evaluate the extent to which the goal has been met?
- How can you set stretch and challenging goals within your own ability to achieve the desired outcome?
- What is the action-oriented verb?
- How does the goal tie into your key responsibilities?
- How is it aligned to the your objective?
- Is it aligned to best practices and research and/or district/campus/team priorities?
- Does it have a clear end or target date with intermittent benchmarks to guide your goal to a successful and timely completion? Deadlines, Dates, Frequency, Etc.
THE FOLLOWING SHS PROBLEM STATEMENTS ALONG WITH YOUR IDENTIFIED STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVE (SLO) CAN BE USED TO WRITE YOUR GOALS -
SUBJECT LEVEL PROBLEM STATEMENTS
Students struggle with complex inferences about text and using textual evidence to support their understanding.
Students struggle with organizing, evaluating, making inferences and predicting trends and communicating valid conclusions from data.
Students struggle with making inferences and drawing connections between time periods.
Students have shown struggles in multiple representation of linear functions and with correct vocabulary related to linear functions.
Students struggle with finding their career pathways that best fit their aptitudes.
Note: Reflection tool documents help narrow your focus to one goal. Also, document will give additional exposure to rubric and standards.
Principal Goal Reflection Sheet
Professional growth goals drive significant progress in student achievement and personal effectiveness.
Teacher Goal Reflection Sheet