The University of Washington Center for Educational Leadership offers a one-day institute, “Creating Focused Goals.”
The Creating Focused Goals Institute helps school leadership teams learn a process to enable teachers' professional goals to be strategic, with a greater impact on student learning. This institute addresses how adults learn best, how to create goals that align with student needs in the classroom and how a school leadership team can support teachers in growing in their practice based on a focused goal. Participants in this institute learn a process to create focused goals and ensure that teachers’ goals positively influence student learning and their own instructional practice.
Utilizing a replicable process for developing a teacher's area of focus
Formulating classroom-specific student learning needs into goals for instructional practice.
Linking a teacher's area of focus to district and school instructional goals.
Using instructional practice data based on your instructional framework.
Understanding how and why teacher learning takes place in an inquiry cycle.
Defining focused goals
Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data
Process for identifying focused goals
Using a case study to understand process
Implementing and planning
How can school and district leaders support teachers in creating goals that positively influence student learning and their own teaching practice?
Read How To Help Teachers Find an Area of Focus and How Principals Can Support Teachers in Assessing Goals Midyear and How To Find the Right Data To Support Professional Goal Setting.