It’s easier than you think!” This is the advice I gave to my colleagues who were hesitant to try Project Based Learning (PBL) using the Defined Learning platform. I attended a summer institute to learn about Defined Learning after previewing a handful of tasks. During […]Read More
Goal:To customize a performance task to meet the needs of my students.
Task:3-D Printing Project
Defined STEM Impact:“Thanks to the all-encompassing customizability of projects on Defined STEM, I was able to simplify some things, leave some things out entirely, and add some new things on as well.”Read More
Subjects:Science and Math
Goal:Bring authentic learning experiences in the classroom with ease/span>
Defined STEM Impact:“Defined STEM provides helpful lessons and resources to better engage students. An already-made STEM curriculum is one less thing for teachers to prepare and create on top of all of their expectations and duties.Read More
Subjects: ELA and Science
Goal: To incorporate science, technology, and research skills into my writing class – specifically for my expository writing unit.
Performance Task: Wildlife Biologist
Defined STEM Impact: “Throughout this project, students were researching, asking questions, and going deeper in their learning.”Read More
An elementary school intervention teacher shares how imagining their own bakeries inspired her students to collaborate, create, and consider future careers. By Deanna Freeman Project-based learning (PBL) helps my students connect what is being taught in the classroom to everyday life. They see […]Read More
A high-school math teacher shares tips on building a collaborative high-school STEM classroom at the start of the school year. By Dr. Roxanne Comegys Let’s set the stage… It’s the first day back from summer vacation at a high school. The students have missed […]Read More
By: Dr. Angela Mullennix More than ten years ago, I started my career in education as a lateral entry English teacher. The concept of rubrics was an emerging one in the school district where I taught. In fact, I remember attending a professional development […]Read More
By Anthony Johnson Think about the jobs in today’s economy — the ones we’re supposed to prepare students for after graduation. Are employees evaluated using bubble-in tests to prove they know the ins and outs of their job? Do they learn and use new […]Read More
By: Holley Burford It is no secret that student’s in today’s increasingly complex world need to be equipped with a vast range of skills to enter the workforce. Many are learning and preparing for jobs that have not even been created yet. To help […]Read More