SMART Goals: Schools and districts can now be set up in a Parent <> Child relationship that allows the "District building" to create district-wide SMART Goals that all the district's schools can work from, and they can also view the SMART Goal charts for all the schools which allows them to quickly view progress
Why Use District SMART Goals
- Example SD creates a district SMART Goal with a focus on the Thinking indicators which Example ES and all the other schools in the district inherit and use in their Powerful Teaching and Learning practices (i.e. go on STAR Learning Walks and create STAR Lesson Plans)
- Example ES creates a school SMART Goal with a focus on the Application indicators which they independently manage and use
Now, let's dive into how to actually create these.
How to Create District SMART Goals (District Administrators)
1. Set district building as District Building
Ensure the district building is set as such by checking the Set as District Building in the Manage Building area (only District Administrators or the BERC Support Team can do this) and click Update to save. Generally, this will have been done when the Building Account was created; however, some accounts grandfathered into this functionality should double-check to ensure that this has been set for their district.
Select Switch Building and choose a school building. Then, in the Settings tab, select the appropriate district building from the District Building drop-down menu and click Update to save. This needs to be done for each of the schools in your district.
While logged in to the District Building, load the SMART Goals module and click the New Goal button on the right. The Edit SMART Goal form will load up.
In this form you can set the title, description, indicators of focus, the percentage goals for each indicator and component overall that you would like to get to, and the tasks that are needed to accomplish this. Click Finish when all your details are set to close out of editing. You will be brought to the View page that allows you to review your details.
Click Return to navigate back to the SMART Goal landing page.
Once back on the SMART Goals landing page, you'll see that the new district goal appears in the DISTRICT SMART GOALS panel. The goal is now ready for STAR Learning Walks and STAR Lesson Plans.
Goals independently created by schools will appear in the SCHOOL SMART GOALS panel. Notice that district users have full access (View, Edit, Close, and Delete) to their SMART Goal, but can only View the school's.