Defined STEM is a digital resource that promotes authentic learning through UbD performance tasks and non-fiction literacy tasks for Grades K-12 in math, science, ELA and social studies. We focus on deeper understanding of concepts and problem solving skills using performance tasks and project based learning. Defined STEM provides authentic performance tasks and non-fiction literacy tasks for Grades K-12 in math, science, ELA and social studies.
Yes, webinar training is available free of charge. Alternatively an in-depth on-site training workshop can be arranged for $2500 per day. Please contact Joel Jacobson at 224-220-3585 / 888-759-5020 x202 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details or to schedule training.
Teachers are automatically included in a group along with all other users from that school. Teachers can also create new groups and invite users from their school district. The invited user must accept the group invite which can be found in the Defined STEM message center. Users can share customized tasks and folders within the group. Tasks can also be shared via short URL, student code and/or on social media sites.
Student access is provided by each teacher through the use of short urls and/or student codes. We do not store student data or track individual student usage.
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Defined STEM provides multiple ways for users to sign in to make implementation easier for your district/school.
Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS): Districts wishing to utilize an ADFS solution can contact us to set us up as a service provider
Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI): Districts utilizing LTI enabled portals/LMS (Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, etc..) can request a key/secret for single sign on access for their teachers.
Google: Districts utilizing Google Classrooms/Gmail/Docs etc.. can utilize our Google Login button on the homepage after providing us with an email domain to authenticate against. Please contact us for details.
Access Codes – Username/Passwords: Our implementation team can provide access codes which allow individual teachers to sign up instantly.
Student Data is only stored for districts utilizing our assessment platform. Student data is limited to Firstname, Lastname, grade, email, and student id. For information on student privacy, please go to https://www.definedstem.com/privacy
For Performance Task PD with Jay McTighe provide firewall access for the following domains:
*.performancetask.com (currently www,assets,blog subdomains are utilizied)
*.definedlearning.com (currently www,users,lrs subdomains are utilized)
Video / Multimedia Resource Notes
Videos are served via http through port 80.
Video encoding/extensions are .mp4
If your browser accepts .swf files, Performance Task PD with Jay McTighe will utilize swf files during course playback. If your browser does not accepts swf files, mp4 videos are used for playback over http.