Diversity SMART Goals
In this activity, participants will work independently or with a partner to develop SMART goals related to establishing a respectful environment for a diverse population of students.

Framework for Developing SMART Goals:
“Feelings of success in the workplace occur to the extent that people see that they are able to grow and meet job challenges by pursuing and attaining goals that are important and meaningful.”

Locke, E. A., & Latham, G. P. (2006). New Directions in Goal Setting Theory. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 15(5), 265-268.

SMART Goals are: Specific &Strategic, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic & Time-bound

•According to Locke & Latham: SMART Goals motivate people to reach goals and find success. SMART goals are specific and time-sensitive.
•Goals that are well constructed lead to Professional Growth that impacts student learning and increases student achievement.
•Goals that are clearly stated and challenging can result in greater effort and/or persistence than easy, vague goals.
•When we are confronted by new, complex tasks, SMART Goals can motivate us to add to our prior understandings and search for new knowledge to add to our skill set.

SMART Goal Template:
Use the SMART goal template as a guide to develop professional learning goals to enable teachers to establish a respectful environment for a diverse population of students.


Sample SMART Goal:
Between September, 2014 and May, 2015, I will incorporate different points of view in instruction in at least 3 lessons per week, as evidenced by lesson plans, lesson materials, and observations.

Activity: Develop SMART goals to address professional learning related to establishing a respectful environment for a diverse population of students.

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