Goals Genius aims to improve outcomes for students with disabilities by adding collaboration and intelligence to the required paperwork in special education.
Our technological solution helps teachers view IEP goals in a user friendly and personalized format. Teachers can update student progress towards these goals in the moment from their cell phone or laptop by taking a picture of student or uploading a file. You can also indicate the accommodation or modification that you provided for the student, so that our platform can learn what supports best aid your particular student. The more that you use our platform that more it learns about your students and how to best support them. Users across schools and districts can also learn about which supports are most effective for their student based on the previous success of other teachers of students with similar goals and disabilities.
All of the progress updates are viewed by all other teachers who are on the platform, ensuring that everyone who is teaching these students is on the same page. All of this information can be easily shared with students, families, and administrators allowing for a more collaborative learning experience for our students who need it most. Our platform has a wide range of features that were created with an aim to help schools approach special education as being less burdensome and more collaborative.
Adding collaboration and intelligence to required special education paperwork
After five years of teaching as a special education teacher, our founder, Bianca, realized that the IEP paperwork was never going to go away or get any easier, and there were no existing solutions for this problem. She also hated that after working on writing these IEPs for hours, they would often go unread or unimplemented. To top it all off, parents and students seemed to be completely left in the dark with regard to what was even on the IEPs. She decided then to create the solution for herself and her students.It started when she won the 2016 Startup Weekend Education event in New York City, and since then there have more awards and recognition to follow, including the Teach for America Social Innovation Award.