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West Virginia’s College and Career Readiness Standards
MEET THE DEMANDS OF
WEST VIRGINIA’S COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS
Real-world performance tasks are well suited to meeting the educational goals of West Virginia’s College and Career Readiness Standards. They enhance instruction by fostering student DEVELOPMENT OF REAL-WORLD SKILLS that students need to succeed in the future workforce— the essence of the Standards.
Defined STEM provides an online library of CAREER-FOCUSED PERFORMANCE TASKS that ALIGN TO WEST VIRGINIA’S STANDARDS. Each task is based on a situation in a relevant career and provides opportunities for students to deepen understanding and apply their knowledge in real world scenarios. We provide all of the resources teachers need to implement high-quality tasks including grade specific lessons, guidance documents, and robust professional development on Defined STEM and effective teaching strategies for PBL within the classroom.
Here are a few of our teachers’ favorite performance tasks that align to West Virginia’s College and Career Readiness Standards that you can use (FREE) in your classroom this year:
“Through Defined STEM’s real-world performance tasks, teachers can engage their students in meaningful learning and authentic assessment – and that is the best preparation for the world outside of school.“
-Jay McTighe, nationally recognized educator and award-winning author