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1 Goal Setting: Strategies to help Students Develop and Achieve their Goals

2 Goals for Today 1.Identify 10 principles that support the use of assessments for learning 2.Examine strategies for successful goal setting 3.Locate reports and resources for grade level, class, and student goal setting 4.A Garden Road Model: Starring the Third Grade Team 5.Work in grade level teams to identify grade level and class goals 6.Write sample action steps for our goal area RIT ranges 7.Develop our Personal Goal Setting Makeovers

3 Goal Setting 101

4 Setting the Stage Create an environment where students feel comfortable discussing their strengths and weaknesses and are willing to take risks to growCreate an environment where students feel comfortable discussing their strengths and weaknesses and are willing to take risks to grow –Create an emotionally safe classroom –Focus on growth for all students –Keep all conversations focused on the REAL issues –Consistently honor individual strengths –Core Classroom Value: we all believe that everyone in our room has valuable strengths. What strategy could we implement to ensure every student will be honored for what he or she contributes? How do we provide opportunities for all students to contribute?

5 Addressing Concerns Creating a class perspective on mistakes or discussing weaknesses.Creating a class perspective on mistakes or discussing weaknesses. Ive missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. Twenty- six times Ive been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. Ive failed over and over again in life. And, that is why I succeed. ~Michael Jordan Ive missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. Twenty- six times Ive been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. Ive failed over and over again in life. And, that is why I succeed. ~Michael Jordan

6 Clarifying our Terms Most of us confuse dreams and goals so it is a great place to begin our discussionMost of us confuse dreams and goals so it is a great place to begin our discussion –The difference between a dream and a goal is action. –Dreams often stay dreams until we make up plans to reach them –Sports examples connect this idea for many students

7 Begin with Grade Level Goals In the NWEA Grade Level Report or in the Grade Level view in the Ladder, determine the highest and lowest goal areas by looking at the mean for eachIn the NWEA Grade Level Report or in the Grade Level view in the Ladder, determine the highest and lowest goal areas by looking at the mean for each Determine resources and strategies youll implementDetermine resources and strategies youll implement Determine how youll monitor your successDetermine how youll monitor your success

8 Setting Classroom Goals Model goal setting by setting class goals first.Model goal setting by setting class goals first. Use your class goal area means that can be found on the Learning Ladder in TIM by clicking on: Class Report for _______Use your class goal area means that can be found on the Learning Ladder in TIM by clicking on: Class Report for _______ Click here to open your class report

9 Choosing Your Classroom Goal Honor class strengths by noting the goal areas with the highest mean scores. Find the lowest mean to determine the best standard strand for your class goal. (Youll want to simply post the mean score for each goal area when using this with your students) What strength do you note for this class? What would be the best goal?

10 Choosing a Range Knowing DesCartes will give us three ranges, we can use our class reports to choose the best range to guide our instruction. Which would you choose for this class?

11 DesCartes Login to NWEA using your current passwordLogin to NWEA using your current password Choose DesCartes from the left hand navigationChoose DesCartes from the left hand navigation Select your subject, goal area, and the range. (If your lowest goal area mean is 191, choose 191-200)Select your subject, goal area, and the range. (If your lowest goal area mean is 191, choose 191-200)

12 Narrowing our Focus Print the range for your class goalPrint the range for your class goal Highlight areas you know youll address with one color; then go back and circle or highlight concepts you need to add to your curriculum with a different color.Highlight areas you know youll address with one color; then go back and circle or highlight concepts you need to add to your curriculum with a different color. You may want to cut and paste just one range to display on the overhead or doc-u-cam during the class discussion of your goalYou may want to cut and paste just one range to display on the overhead or doc-u-cam during the class discussion of your goal

13 Setting Classroom Goals A great goal includes what students need to learn, a plan of action, a list of necessary resources, and a realistic timeline. (Think S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.)A great goal includes what students need to learn, a plan of action, a list of necessary resources, and a realistic timeline. (Think S.M.A.R.T. Goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.) Examine the following examples from classes in our district:Examine the following examples from classes in our district:

14 Monitoring Classroom Goals Some teachers prefer to post magnified Student Goal Setting charts to help students monitor class growth by goal area during the year.Some teachers prefer to post magnified Student Goal Setting charts to help students monitor class growth by goal area during the year.

15 The Power of Student Reflections Students reflections when developing and monitoring goals help them discover what limits or contributes to their success.Students reflections when developing and monitoring goals help them discover what limits or contributes to their success. Sample prompts posted at www.pusdmap.comSample prompts posted at www.pusdmap.comwww.pusdmap.com

16 Goal Setting in Action

17 In Action #2

18 Gathering Resources for Student Goal Setting Focus on positives, strengths, and growth firstFocus on positives, strengths, and growth first Many teachers use the Individual Student ReportMany teachers use the Individual Student Report –Students note their score growth and reflect on their strengths using the text version –Using the graph version, students connect their first test point to the most current to visualize their growth

19 Setting Student Goals Use the age appropriate planning sheets students filled out during testing to choose the best goal area and support academic vocabularyUse the age appropriate planning sheets students filled out during testing to choose the best goal area and support academic vocabularyage appropriate planning sheetsage appropriate planning sheets

20 Learn to Write Specific Action Steps Students often struggle to write these steps. (Work with your team to personalize Amy Huffs sample action steps for your students RIT ranges)Students often struggle to write these steps. (Work with your team to personalize Amy Huffs sample action steps for your students RIT ranges)Amy Huffs sample action stepsAmy Huffs sample action steps If they are stuck, ask them to reflect on what they think theyd have to do differently in order to reach their goals. Then ask why they dont do that now and youll find additional insight to get closer to the real issuesIf they are stuck, ask them to reflect on what they think theyd have to do differently in order to reach their goals. Then ask why they dont do that now and youll find additional insight to get closer to the real issues

21 Student Example The following slide is a students first attempt to write goals to improve his primary study skills. How would you help this student break these ideas into more specific action steps?The following slide is a students first attempt to write goals to improve his primary study skills. How would you help this student break these ideas into more specific action steps?

22 Student Sample 1 –Listen better in Class –Sit in a different location in class –Take good classroom notes –Participate in classroom discussions –Ask more questions when I dont understand something in class –Learn how to preview chapters before reading them –Read chapters before doing my homework –Write down questions when I dont understand something Ive read –Write down my assignments correctly –Learn how to study for tests – Ask someone to help me study – Hand in homework on time

23 Sample Format Challenge: I want to improve my reading comprehension skillsChallenge: I want to improve my reading comprehension skills Goal: I will read a book each monthGoal: I will read a book each month Action Steps:Action Steps: –I will go to the library each week –I will choose a book in my Lexile range –I will find magazines on subjects that interest me and will read them during my free time each day –I will find 30 minutes each day to read –I wont watch TV or play video games from 6:30-8:30 each night –I wont get on IM or take phone calls from friends between 6:30 and 8:30 pm each night What would you change?

24 Self Monitoring is Critical Self-monitoring is a critical skill set if we want students to develop intrinsic motivationSelf-monitoring is a critical skill set if we want students to develop intrinsic motivation Some models that work:Some models that work: –Graphs of progress –Daily goals on desk (dry erase marker) –Weekly reflections –Weekly evidence

25 Choosing a Goal Quote Students have shown us that inspirational quotes are great tools to help them stay focused on their goals and to re-focus their thinking when the going gets tough.Students have shown us that inspirational quotes are great tools to help them stay focused on their goals and to re-focus their thinking when the going gets tough. They especially liked many under Excuses, Goals, and Action.They especially liked many under Excuses, Goals, and Action. Heres a sample from the goals categoryHeres a sample from the goals category http://www.goal-setting-guide.com/quotes.html In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are. Arnold H. Glasgow

26 Helpful Resources Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing it Right-Using it Well, by Richard J. Stiggins, Judith A. Arter, Jan and Stephen Chappuis, Assessment Training Institute, c.2004Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing it Right-Using it Well, by Richard J. Stiggins, Judith A. Arter, Jan and Stephen Chappuis, Assessment Training Institute, c.2004 Goal setting for Students: A Success Tool for Grades 5-12 by John Bishop. Around $10.00 on AmazonGoal setting for Students: A Success Tool for Grades 5-12 by John Bishop. Around $10.00 on Amazon Website: http://www.goal-setting-guide.comWebsite: http://www.goal-setting-guide.comhttp://www.goal-setting-guide.com


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