Understanding by Design
Defined STEM reinforces and supports the Understanding by Design framework for curriculum, instruction and assessment. Through the utilization of performance tasks and related resources, Defined STEM reflects the educational strategies of STEM education and project-based learning.
Show the practical application of educational concepts within an industry and/or organizational context.
Ask students to apply knowledge and skills in authentic situations built around the demands of specific careers/industries.
Encourage students to read, synthesize and write informative and/or position papers around the real-world issues.
Give learners opportunities to explore challenges and opportunities with global implications.