SMART Goals for TDLP (Technology & Distance Learning Plans) Karla Frizler, Subject Matter Expert for OTAN Webinars: November 30, 2018 & January 8, 2019
AGENDA Overview: This OTAN webinar gives an overview of using the SMART framework to set, track, and evaluate goals for WIOA-funded agencies’ Technology & Distance Learning Plans (TDLP). Topics include: • Introduction to the SMART goal-setting framework • Becoming familiar with the TDLP Implementation Guide • Evaluating sample goals • Learning about valuable resources
SMART Goal Framework - Original • Specific: target a specific area for improvement • Measurable: quantify or at least suggest an indicator of progress • Assignable: specify who will do it • Realistic: state what results can realistically be achieved, given available resources • Time-related: specify when the result(s) can be achieved George T. Doran, “There’s a S.M.A.R.T. Way to Write Management’s Goals and Objectives,” Management Review, November 1981.
SMART Goal Framework - TDLP • TDLP Implementation Guide - p. 5: • Specific • Measurable • Achievable • Relevant (to learners’ needs) • (Within a defined) Timeframe • “ER” • Evaluation • Review
Why Use SMART Goals? • Catch inconsistencies, or unrealistic goals • Focus on priorities • Efficient tracking and reporting of results • TDLP approval first time submitted (avoid return for revision)
Getting Started • Section G of TDLP • See pages 5-8 of the Implementation Guide • Requirements to submit TDLP: • NEW: Certify you’ve downloaded and read Implementation Guide • Align goals/learner outcomes with ISTE Student Standards https://caadultedreporting.org/TP/documentsTPDLimplementationGuide.pdf
S is for Specific Intermediate and Advanced ESL students Students Students earning a High School Diploma ABE/ASE students
M is for Measurable Students will demonstrate mastery of XYZ skill by passing a [post-evaluation] with a score of 80% or higher. Students will learn XYZ skill. Students will produce a digital portfolio that shows growth over the course of the semester, including XYZ skill.
A is for Achievable By Fall 2019, one instructional faculty member in each noncredit program (ABE/ASE and ESL) will be trained and certified to teach online, and will begin teaching one fully-online or hybrid course. All noncredit faculty will be trained in online teaching and learning by Fall 2019.
R is for Relevant Demonstrate the ability to access, download and use learning apps on a smartphone or tablet, to practice skills outside of the classroom. Learn how to use a mouse.
T is for Timeframe Beginning in the 2019-20 academic year, offer 2 online or hybrid classes in each program (ABE/ASE and ESL) per term, in addition to the existing schedule of traditional classes, to increase enrollment and student attendance hours by 10% from the 2018-19 academic year. Increase enrollment.
Sample Goal for ASE “By the end of the school year, 50% of ASE learners in the High School Equivalency Diploma track will pass the High School Equivalency test as measured by GED, TASC or HiSETtools, and by preparing with the online curriculum and individual teacher support.” p.6, Implementation Guide
Sample Goal for ESL “During the 2017-18 school year, XYZ Adult School’s ESL program will expand the use of [software] for blended learning from 2 classes to 4, with 80% face-to-face and 20% online distance learning. Students will complete online assignments with a minimum score of 70%. The focus this year will be on employability skills, including vocabulary and language needed for areas of career interest, building employment portfolios, and practicing soft skills needed to get and keep jobs. If the data proves this strategy effective for increasing learning gains, XYZ will expand to more classes in 2018-19.” Adapted and used with permission from “XYZ” Adult School
Sample Goal for ABE “As a result of this technology integration project, by the end of the school year 70% of ABE learners will demonstrate developed career readiness skills and improved literacy skills in math, as documented by the assessment built in the online curriculum, by teacher observation and by CASAS tests. While using a combination of commercial online curriculum and teacher-created online assignments, learners will meet the academic standards of the course.” p. 7, Implementation Guide
Summary: SMART Goals for TDLP • “SMART” in the TDLP context stands for: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timeframe • Each goal should focus on learner outcomes and align with ISTE Standards for Students– what will students do? • Refer to Implementation Guide as ongoing reference tool • new requirement to download and read • Remember: OTAN folks can help!
Questions? Comments? Need more?? Karla Frizler, OTAN Subject Matter Expert frizteach.weebly.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Repeat webinar: Tues, Jan 8, 1-2pmSMART Goals for TDLP 5-minute Video Screencast (available soon!) email@example.com for F2F training for your WIOA-funded agency
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