Focus is essential for growth. Fellows set a professional goal or growth target by selecting an area of strength. We believe that you reach the heights of the mountain when starting close to the top rather than beginning your trek in the valleys below. Both subject matter content and pedagogy are included in the goal. Fellows target aspects of the California Standards for the Teaching Profession of interest to them. They work to focus their conference attendance and use of resources in ways that support growth in the goal area. When the goal has been reached, the fellow establishes a new goal.