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Goal setting is a critical step in creating professional development plans. SMART Goal setting is a researched process that makes success attainable. The educator’s bank of prior observation data and artifacts support and focus goal selection. Artifacts might include: student achievement data, EVAAS, attendance at PLCs and other professional development opportunities, evidence of application of new strategies with students, or staff presentations for colleagues.



The SMART goal template makes the goal setting process sensible and easier. It provides steps for developing each SMART goal and establishing action steps and completion dates. Data must drive the goal setting. There must be rationale or evidences to support the need for the goal. Goal setting is important for everyone, whether developing, proficient, accomplished or distinguished. Save the template to your computer and use the template when setting SMART goals.

SMART Goal Setting Worksheet
SMART Goals Examples for TWC (Teacher Working Conditions)