Defined STEM Professional Development Center

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Creating Learning Navigators: Designing Authentic Teaching and Learning Opportunities
To truly become successful in an uncertain world, students need to be learning navigators. Through an authentic learning ... Read More
The Importance of Audience in Authentic Teaching and Learning
How can the consideration for an audience enhance performance-based learning? ... Read More
Our research shows that when students work on projects, they learn more
In a recent study, students learning via project tested better and improved applied problem-solving skills ... 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
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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