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Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Embedded Goals Chart
Over the summer I went to a training where I was introduced to a fabulous thing called an "Embedded Goals Chart." Have any of you used this before? It is a chart/spreadsheet made for each student where his/her goals in all service areas are listed along with every subject the student has (including lunch). Each goal is then cross referenced and determined where it can be worked on whether it be formally or informally. For example, if your student has a communication goal of "requesting objects from peers or adults with no more than one verbal prompt" he/she can work on that goal in the classroom, in lunch, in art, PE, music, etc. This would be a fantastic tool to give to every teacher that will come in contact with the student. Most time specialists have no idea what the student is working on. If the art teacher knows that Jenny is working on requesting objects, he will know to not just give her a paintbrush with out her asking first or can mention to you while passing in the hallway that Jenny asked Michael for a jar of paint today! With more people aware of the student's goals, goals will be reached faster! Below is an example of an embedded goals chart I made.
To get a better look at this chart you can download it here
What are your thoughts on this? I am trying to get my ESE team to adopt this with me!