A district leader discusses how they determined the best way to scale PD and prepare teachers to implement project-based learning. By Megan Raftery and Maggie O’Brien “What does Project-Based Learning (PBL) look like for Norwalk?” This question has been Tina Henckel, Director of K-12 […]Read More
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
Learn how the fastest-growing school district in TX is empowering its teachers to deepen students’ understanding of career pathways through authentic project-based learning. Imagine if a district had a chance to build their schools from the ground up knowing what they do today about […]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