Education advocacy

Part I: Identify Advocacy Goal (due in Lesson 4) – 40 points
Learn more about education advocacy and setting SMART goals. Then, create a SMART goal that you will guide your Signature Assignment.
Resources/Links?
• Grassroots Toolkit- Read pages 1-4, “Setting SMART Goals” (Ch.1)
• The Powers of Creating SMART Goals
• Examples and Non-Examples of SMART Goals
• Equity Education Toolkit- Read pages 3-7, “Planning for Success,” “Chain of Command,” and “Role of Local, State and National Institutions”
• Youth Activist’s Toolkit- Read pages 2-6, “Identifying the Change You Want”

In a separate document, copy the table and worksheet below and respond to each of the six parts. Use the questions in Column 1 to guide your responses in Column 2, but you are not required to answer every one of the sub-questions in your responses; 1-3 complete sentences for each of the six parts is appropriate. You must use the SMART Goals worksheet to establish your SMART goal for part 5 (save as: Lastname_SApartI).

  1. Identify the problem (issue) in your community or school that relates to the positive development and well being of middle and/or adolescent students.
    What is the education equity, issue, barrier, concern, or problem to be solved? TIP: Go back and reread pages 11-14 in Steinberg’s Age of Opportunity to give you possible ideas of interest/concern.

See rubric on page 3 for grading details

  1. Understand the issue.
    What relevant information have you learned about this issue from your research and talking with other parents, students, and school leaders? How does this relate to cognitive, physical, and social emotional development of a child?
  2. Identify the source(s) of the problem.
    What is the root cause of the problem? What major factors
    contribute to this issue? What resources must be increased
    or what barriers removed to ensure children’s’ success?
  3. Targets.
    Who makes decisions around this issue? Who will be your target audience (e.g., parents, students, schools)?
  4. Set a SMART goal.
    What specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound goal can you set to impact or solve the problem? Complete the worksheet on Page 2 to create your SMART goal. Once you have verified your goal has all five SMART components, copy your SMART goal here.
    YOur smart goal should only be one short and specific sentence (not a paragraph)

SEE EXAMPLES HERE:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RqWytMZnyY2NQIh2vaMWYnklm9nUAtCMnqTvNZcn5sw/edit

  1. Plan of Action:
    Identify at least 3 list steps or specific plans you can take to achieve your goal stated above.
    Resources and Worksheet for Creating SMART Goal
    Worksheet:
  2. Specific (What do you want to accomplish? Think about who, what, where, when, and why.)

  1. Measurable (How will you measure your progress toward your goal? IMPORTANT There are many ways to measure progress/success, be thoughtful and creative to your response for this portion.)

  1. Achievable (What evidence do you have that the end goal is achievable or attainable?):

  1. Realistic (What evidence do you have that the realistic progress toward the goal can be made?):

  1. Time-bound (What’s the deadline or timeframe for you to achieve your goal?):

SMART Goal: Combine all of the above into one coherent and detailed SMART Goal.


SEE EXAMPLES HERE:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RqWytMZnyY2NQIh2vaMWYnklm9nUAtCMnqTvNZcn5sw/edit

Part I: Identify Advocacy Goal Rubric

Part I: Identify Advocacy Goal
Element/ Component Exemplary
40
Highly Proficient
30 Proficient
20 Approaching Proficient
10 Unsatisfactory
0
Advocacy Goal Issue related to health and wellness of adolescent is identified. Clear understanding of issue related to cognitive, physical, and social emotional development.
Source of the problem and target audience is identified. SMART goal is clear and measurable. Table is filled out completely using complete sentences. Free from grammatical errors Issue related to health and wellness of adolescent is identified. Some understanding of issue related to cognitive, physical, and social emotional development.
Source of the problem and target audience is identified. SMART goal is somewhat clear and measurable. Table is filled out completely using complete sentences. Free from grammatical errors Issue related to health and wellness of adolescent is identified. Lacks some understanding of how the issue related to cognitive, physical, and social emotional development.
Source of the problem and target audience is identified. SMART goal somewhat clear and measurable. Table is not filled out completely using complete sentences. Some grammatical errors. Issue related to health and wellness of adolescent is identified. Lack a clear understanding of issue related to cognitive, physical, and social emotional development.
Source of the problem and target audience is not identified. SMART goal is clear and measurable. Table is not filled out completely using complete sentences. Many grammatical errors. Issue related to health and wellness of adolescent is not identified. Lacks understanding of issue related to cognitive, physical, and social emotional development.
Source of the problem and target audience is identified. SMART goal is not clear or measurable. Table is missing most components. Many grammatical errors.
40 points 40 30 20 10 0
Grade A B C D E

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