Using Goals to Refocus Professional Development

This is part three of a three-post series on SMART goals.

In the second post of this series, we discussed how SMART goal setting is a way of expanding and enhancing education for all students. Today, we explore a new frame of mind and a collaborative way of working from within the classroom in order to refocus student learning with SMART goals.1

Our collaborative approach to instruction can model the relevance of technology into curriculum, instructional practice, and support. For this reason, we should embrace educational technologies to refocus our instruction and meet the diverse needs of our students.2

To uphold achievement in effective digital learning environments, we can:

Implement technology as a tool in the learning process. To impact student achievement in positive ways, our use of classroom technology must be aligned to SMART goals and content standards to inform our teaching, learning goals, and progress.2&3 Work collaboratively with technology and instructional coaches to support instructional change.2

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