Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Faculty Meeting 3/26/2013

Student Growth Objectives:

After our staff meeting today, I spent some time reflecting on how to present the information in a way that would be a little easier to digest. I understand that these SGOs are only going to be 15% of our Summative Evaluation, but at least it is a 15% that we, as teachers, can control. I honestly feel the objectives are very similar to setting S.M.A.R.T. goals. I believe as a group we can create SGOs that are:

Goals should be straightforward and emphasize what you want to happen. Specifics help us to focus our efforts and clearly define what we are going to do.
Choose a goal with measurable progress, so you can see the change occur.
Goals you set which are too far out of your reach, you probably won’t commit to doing. 
This is not a synonym for “easy.” Realistic, in this case, means “do-able.”
Putting an end point on your goal gives you a clear target to work towards.

Using the above guidelines, we can begin to have a discussion on how we want to set up the assessments.
Also, I found some very helpful resources at the following websites:


Lastly, this almost 9 minute video is a great way to introduce the idea of creating S.M.A.R.T. goals step-by-step:


My intention in organizing the information in this format was:
1. to try and simplify a very over whelming process
2. to give you several resources in one area
3. to encourage discussion on this topic electronically, when we have some time away from our hectic teaching days.

Please let me know if I can be of any assistance. Also, please feel free to leave any comments/suggestions.

I used the following sites to help organize this blog:

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