Children develop through achievable goals. At an early age, developmental goals guide typical and atypical development. In a similar fashion, educational goals are those key learning achievements that not only help build self-confidence in students, but inform educators and students of academic progress. The self-regulation cycle supports the need to set short-term goals to reach long-term educational goals. Teachers and students are encouraged to create goals collaboratively to ensure learning independence and confidence in achieving outcomes. Looking ahead and establishing long-term goals provides a framework for students to follow to achieve goals successfully.
In collaboration with your mentor, use the “Educational Goals Timeline” template to develop educational goals for the student you have observed that could be achieved in one month.
Include the following on the template:
- One long-term goal and three short-term goals for the student to strive to achieve during the school year
- Three learning strategies that could support each goal
- One strategy for integrating family support to help the student meet each goal
- A standards-based final assessment to measure the student’s progress towards reaching each goal
In addition, create a 250-500 word rationale describing:
- How will the “Educational Goals Timeline” template help document and organize student data and progress? Why is this important?
- Why is using different assessment methods aligned to learning objectives and educational goals important when meeting student needs?
- How does progress monitoring allow for assessing students’ behavioral and academic performance ?
- How does collaboration with families promote the continued growth and well-being of all students?
Support your findings with 2-3 scholarly resources.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
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