Developing SMARTER Goals
Have you kicked yourself a week after writing an IEP for writing objectives that weren’t measurable or a good fit for your student? This presentation on writing SMARTER goals will discuss strategies for writing goals that are SMARTER (Specific, Measurable, Achievable/Attainable, Relevant/Realistic, Time-bound, Educational, and Realistic). This presentation will discuss strategies for writing individualized SMARTER goals to meet the unique needs of students with visual impairments starting with a comprehensive understanding of the student. It is also important to scaffold goals and build on student’s existing skills to help students develop the highest level of independence and proficiency. This presentation will walk you through the process of using Blooms taxonomy to scaffold goals to focus on target behaviors and ensure you use descriptive conditions and criteria to make them SMARTER.
- Discuss the importance of knowing the student.
- Strategies for selecting goal areas.
- Identify what makes a goal SMARTER.
- Use Blooms taxonomy to scaffold goals.
- Walk through the process of writing SMARTER goals with analysis of five VI specific goals in each area of Blooms taxonomy.
- Recorded PowerPoint Show Presentation
- Presentation handout for note taking
- Printables & Links to Resources discussed in presentation
Request a Certificate of Completion
To receive a certificate of completion for 1 contact hour, complete the short "Developing SMARTER Goals" quiz on Google Forms and receive a score of at least 80%. Don't worry. If you don't pass, you can look over your notes or re-watch the presentation and retake the test! If you have any accessibility issues with the form, please don't hesitate to let me know and we can make other arrangements.
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