Taking the SMART Approach with SMART Goals By Juvy Cariño, Pamela DeVera, Bernadeth Gumataotao, Jana Salas, and Tricia San Nicolas L.P. Untalan Middle School Norms and Ground Rules Be an active listener— don’t be judgmental Refrain from sidebar discussions Everyone participates PRODUCTIVE SESSION Turn off technology or leave on vibrate Signal when completed Focus on improvement—any complaint must be accompanied by a solution Introductory Activity: KWL In front of you are Post-It notes. For each school, please share ONE idea that you know about Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s). Write the idea in the Post-It note. Next, decide on ONE burning question that your group has regarding PLC’s. Write the question in the Post-It note. Stick the Post-It notes on the designated butcher papers. At the end of this session, you will be given a third colored Post-It note. Write a statement of what you have learned. Dufour’s 3 Big Ideas STUDENT LEARNIN G COLLABORATION RESULTS PLC Four Guide Questions 1. What do we want students to know? 4. What do we do when they’ve learned it? 2. How do we know when they’ve learned it? 3. What do we do when they don’t learn it? The Framework for an ideal Middle School Vision Dufour’s PLC Collaborative Leadership Teaming Rigor Curriculum, Assessment, and Personalization Differentiated Instruction Definition of SMART Goals S= Strategic and Specific M= Measurable A= Attainable R= Results-oriented T= Time-bound Developed by Conzemius & O’Neill (2002). Sample GOAL District Action Plan Goal 2: All students in Guam Department of Education will successfully progress from grade to grade and from one level of schooling to another in order to maximize opportunities to successfully graduate from high school. Objective 2.1: Beginning SY 2008-2009, GDOE will increase the percentage of students performing at Level 3 (Proficient) by at least 5% each grade level as measured by SAT10 or the adopted norm-referenced test per year. School Goal: 70% of all students will improve SAT-10 performance levels to at least Level 3 (Proficient) and increase scores by 5% in each content area for SY 2010-2011. Sample GOAL School Goal: 70% of all students will improve SAT-10 performance levels to at least Level 3 (Proficient) and increase scores by 5% in each content area for SY 2010-2011. S= M= A= R= T= 70% of all students Performance level 3, increase 5% Gap is small between present and desired performance levels Improved SAT-10 performance levels/scores SY 2010-2011 Example of Academic SMART Goal LA Reading Math Discipline/Behavior Hands-On Activity You are given a blank SMART goal template to complete. Sample templates were shown. Fill in the template based on your school’s behavior data (SWIS, Powerschool) Time allotted: 45 minutes Wrap-up & Evaluation Please write ONE nugget that you have gained from this SMART goal session, and post it on the last empty butcher paper. Also, sheet. please complete the evaluation Thank You We hope you take the SMART approach by using SMART goals at your school.