Speech & Language Goals are Published

We are excited to announce the availability of Speech & Language grade goals and strategies in the Goalbook Toolkit! There are a variety of speech and language difficulties that can affect a student’s ability to meet the Common Core standards. This is why “there is no better time than now to help educators, parents, and … Continue reading

Now Available: David Rose’s Webinar Video/Slides

We recently hosted a Goalbook Distinguished Speaker Series webinar with David H. Rose, professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education and founder of Universal Design for Learning.    David led participants on an amazing journey through the latest brain research, demonstrating how UDL can be used in the classroom to help all students achieve the Common … Continue reading

Goalbook and the SLC

The Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC) is developing a shared technology platform to allow states and districts to integrate data and education materials in one location.  At Goalbook, our mission is to empower schools to personalize learning more effectively — our integration with SLC allows us to draw student data and recommend the most relevant goals, … Continue reading

Learnings from the Urban Collaborative Fall Member Meeting

We were fortunate to attend the Urban Collaborative Fall Member Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA from October 24 – 27.  Below is a summary of our big takeaways from the conference.  – Daniel Yoo We’ve Made Progress Inclusion in General Education Classroom Everyone attending the conference last month was committed to moving students to access the general … Continue reading

Special Education and the Common Core

The transition to the Common Core State Standards presents both a challenge and incredible opportunity for our students with special needs.  While they set high expectations to help our students be college and career ready, they also allow flexibility for multiple means of access and assessment. However, if we as special educators don’t prepare early, … Continue reading

Goalbook Live Webinars

Hi everyone – we can’t believe the new school year is already here!  We’ve been busy getting new schools started on Goalbook, and supporting our previous school partners.  It’s going to be a great year, as we’re building exciting new features. We recently released our new modules for automated compliance monitoring, Service Delivery and Timelines, … Continue reading

Goalbook in the Media

Hello everyone!  We hope that all of you are having a wonderful summer.  We’re getting back into the swing of things – we’re releasing a lot of new functionality for the start of school in August.  Stay tuned for further updates soon!  Meanwhile we have an awesome quote and articles below for some fun reading. … Continue reading

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)

Our social-emotional learning goals are aligned with CASEL’s research aimed at “advancing the development of academic, social and emotional competence for all students.” Academic progress is only part of effective instructional practice: students succeed when teachers weave social and emotional skill development into their craft. CASEL’s website contains a wide variety of research that is … Continue reading

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

Goalbook’s strategies are based on CAST’s Universal Design for Learning Principles, which is designed to “give all individuals the equal opportunity to learn.” We believe that this guiding philosophy is essential to making a quality education accessible to all students. When teachers design instruction according to these principles, classrooms thrive off of the collective strength … Continue reading