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Brain Bite: S.M.A.R.T. Goals & Tracking Tools 

Did you know that 75% of teachers report being significantly stressed in their jobs? 
The biggest driver of this stress is the level of reporting burden! 
Reporting is necessary….We want to help alleviate some of that burden! We want to help make your life easier and give you time back to invest in your students and with your family at home!
In this lesson, we will introduce you to a new revolutionary technology, called fastIEP, for tracking IEP and SMART goals easily in real-time, and generating informative reports automatically.
We will also provide you with five additional tools that you can add to your toolbox for goal creation and tracking that are accessible and easy to use. 
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All learners will receive a certificate for 1 professional development hour upon completion of a Brain Bite course.

Teacher Testimonial

"[fastIEP] is very organized and makes life so much easier. I can now track progress on the go and have reports instantly! So cool! Recommended to colleagues too!"
Haleema S. Mohamed
Al-Iman Schools
Course Overview

S.M.A.R.T. Goals & Tracking Tools

This course will walk you through the basics of creating SMART goals, and and current technology to help create and track these goals. The course will also walk you through the different components of a SMART goal, and outline how each component is essential to creating a goal for your students. You will learn how to use fastIEP to log goals (with a single click!), track progress, and view auto-created data charts that you can include in your IEP reports. The course will wrap up with a walkthrough of five other tools you can use to create and track SMART goals.

Course Objectives
By the end of this course, students will be able to 
  • Identify the five components of a SMART goal.
  • Create effective SMART goals.
  • Select current technology tools to track SMART goals.
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Course Structure

All Brain Power Academy Online Professional Development Courses consist of a blend of learning elements to engage you and empower you to implement new strategies and techniques with your students. 

Lessons consist of:
  • Engaging videos
  • Reading materials
  • Lesson assessments
  • Practice activities to apply strategies and techniques
  • Opportunities for reflection
  • Printable takeaways
Free Course Printable

Download this printable from the SMART Goals Brain Bite:

Use this SMART Goals Poster to hang in your classroom to remind students of how to write a SMART Goal.
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The Brain Power Academy Team is composed of neuroscientists, educators, and mental health experts who are dedicated to creating the best PD to empower you in the classroom. We specialize in translating the latest neuroscience research into easy, ready-to-use techniques and exercises that assist teaching and learning in this new distanced-learning environment.

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Frequently asked questions

When does the course take place?

All of our PowerPD units are self-guided so you can explore at your own pace! Once you enroll in a unit, you will have lifetime access through your Brain Power Academy account.
Our units are setup to allow for free navigation; however, we recommending completing the lesson activities in order for full synthesis of the content.
To navigate through a unit, click on the lesson from the unit's landing page, or click on “Continue Learning” to be redirected into the course player. By doing this, you will always continue straight from the last learning activity you have visited.
Once inside a lesson, you will see all of the different learning activities on the left-hand menu, and the content will appear on the right. Use the left and right arrows to navigate.

How do I complete the course?

In order to complete a course, learners must complete all learning activities within the online professional development course (including all videos, articles, reflection activities, assignments, and quizzes) in order to be awarded a certificate of completion. 

What kind of content can I expect to see in this course?

Access multimodal content including voiceover slide presentations, articles, videos, and other supplementary resources within all of the PowerPD lessons!

Can I receive professional development credit for this course?

All of Brain Power Academy's online professional development Brain Bite courses are eligible for 1 Professional Development Hour/Professional Development Point (PDP). Learners must complete all learning activities within a unit (including all videos, articles, reflection activities, assignments, and quizzes) in order to be awarded a certificate of completion.