Defined STEM Professional Development Center

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Principals: The lessons we learned in 2016
The best educational leaders are lifelong learners. They are constantly expanding their knowledge, refining their ... Read More
Superintendents: The lessons we learned in 2016
As 2016 drew to a close, we asked educators in variety of positions to reflect on what they have learned this year. ... Read More
The Importance of Audience in Authentic Teaching and Learning
How can the consideration for an audience enhance performance-based learning? ... Read More
Anthony Johnson
A weather unit was already part of my plans so I decided to use the Defined STEM Weather Reporter performance task. I ... Read More
Food, Farms, and Community
Farming practices are continually being adjusted and debated. One practice that is becoming increasingly popular for ... Read More
Energy, Society, and the Environment
Much debate continually occurs related to the best ways to meet the energy needs of cities, countries, and the world. In ... Read More
Graphs and Data
Graphical representation of data is a concept developed throughout the K-12 mathematics curriculum that has broad ... Read More
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
Whether traveling across town, across the country, or around the world, machines can help us and our stuff get there ... Read More
Shapes in the Real World
It is not hard to see shape in the world- all one has to do is look at their surroundings to discover that the world ... Read More
Experiential Learning and School/Community Connections
Project Based Learning can help teachers extend the classroom beyond the school walls. Frequently, projects can be ... Read More

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