Setting S.M.A.R.T. Goals for Online Learning Programs

Online learning has disrupted education, and with many schools sharing fantastic results it’s exciting to add these learning options for students. However, in the enthusiasm of getting started, goal setting might be overlooked. Too many times I’ve heard someone at a school say, “We tried an online learning program, but it didn’t really work.” Having clear goals for any school program is a key factor for success. The S.M.A.R.T goals framework is a simple way to engage in goal setting that will set your school, district, or classroom up for success. Use the outline below to learn how to apply S.M.A.R.T. goals for online learning.

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Aaron Griffith-VanderYacht

A native of Bellingham, Washington, Aaron Griffith-VanderYacht began his career as a special education teacher in St. Louis, Missouri, and Brooklyn, New York, and is a Teach For America alumnus. Always seeking to integrate technology into the classroom, it was a natural progression to move into the world of e-learning where he has gained experience as an instructional designer, professional development consultant, and product specialist. He believes that online and blended learning can be key tools in providing an excellent education for all students.