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!

4 comments:

  1. I think this is AWESOME. I don't know if you ever run into the problem of teachers thinking that ESE student goals are the sole responsibility of the ESE teacher or service provider, but I certainly do... and I think this would help with that!!! Thank you :)

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  2. Do you have blank template you can share? I know I can make one but I like your cute design!

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  3. I really like this idea especially since we've adopted the common core state standards! I think it's great when everyone is on the same page and all are working for the child. Thanks for sharing this!!

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  4. This is awesome! I am the new SLP at an elementary school and it would be great to give these to the teachers so we can work collaboratively on goals! Do you have a blank template? I would have no idea how to make something this cute! Thanks

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