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Explore an ed tech tool for SPED teachers

Calling special education teachers, educators, and developers!

Come explore Goalbook Toolkit with us at the NOLA Ed Tech Meetup on
Wednesday, July 10th.

Goalbook Toolkit is a software program that provides special education
teachers with IEP goals aligned to the Common Core curriculum.

Learn more about how Goalbook is used by thousands of teachers
to personalize learning for all students in inclusion
settings.  Be part of the discussion as we tackle challenges faced by
special education teachers in writing IEP goals aligned to the Common
Core standards.

We are seeking input from special education teachers and developers on
how they would adopt a/o improve Goalbook based on their experience
with the software and user feedback.  Pitch ideas on how you would
improve this product or current projects that you are developing.

Everyone is encouraged to sign up for a 30-day free trial of Goalbook
Toolkit and try the software at https://toolkit.goalbookapp.com.
Please bring a laptop to the meetup and be prepared to give your
input!

Pizza, beer, and wifi will be provided.  We hope to see you there!

Street parking is free in the CBD after 6pm, or you can find nearby parking lots here.


Presenters:

Matthew Dryden
Matthew is a content developer for Goalbook.  He is currently writing differentiated goals aligned to the Common Core standards for high school math.  As a Teach For America corps member, he taught high school math at L. W. Higgins High School in Marrero, LA.  During his two years at Higgins High, he taught Algebra I, Geometry, and introduced College Algebra and College Trigonometry, two Early Start, dual-enrollment classes offered online through Southeastern Louisiana University.  Following a year working as a structural engineer for Applied Research Associates, Inc., he returned to the classroom this past year and taught AP Statistics for the first time to the senior class at Sci Academy in New Orleans East.  He holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Structural Engineering from University of California, Berkeley.

Nicole Green
Nicole serves as a content editor for Goalbook.  As a Teach For America corps member, she taught high school English and response to intervention reading classes at a turn-around campus in Southwest Houston.  She holds a B.A. in Communication and Theatre Arts from John Carroll University.

Teacher praise for Goalbook:

"A user-friendly website with adaptable Common Core/UDL IEP goals tied
to strategies and interventions...a match made in heaven."

"How ingenious is this website? I am surprised this is not a staple in
all school districts. This website is very helpful."

"This is the best thing since sliced bread! Thanks again, you are a
true LIFESAVER!"

"Ah, the Special Ed teacher's work is never done. Thanks again for
making my professional life easier."

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