Defined STEM Webinars

Inspiring Innovation in the 21st Century Learner

A webinar series sponsored by Defined Learning

The three-part series will highlights aspects of 21st century leaning from the roles of an administrator, professional development, and teachers in the classroom creating innovation using project-based learning and real-world situations.

Cradle to Careers: The Transition for All Students Starts in Preschool

February 24, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. CST

Dr. Genevra Walters, Superintendent of Kankakee School District (IL) will outline her approach to preparing students for careers as early as possible. She will emphasize a district leader's role in preparing students for the global economy, and will share best practices for other educators to adopt. Walters has more than 20 years of leadership experience and is the author of the book What Works for Special Education and At-Risk Learners: A Framework for General Education Teachers and Administrators.

Watch the recorded webinar here: Cradle to Career Webinar

Teaching and Assessing the 21st-Century Student

March 16, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. CST

Nationally recognized thought leader, Jay McTighe, works with schools, districts, regional service agencies, and state departments. He specializes in providing new-age professional development to improve the quality of student thinking and how to develop 21st-century skills in today's tech-savvy students.

Watch the recorded webinar here: Teaching and Assessing the 21st-Century Student Webinar

STEM: A Holistic Approach to Real-World Problem Solving

April 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. CST

Four teachers at Huntingdon Middle School (PA) have developed a turnkey rotation model to teach students how to apply STEM to real-world situations by completing cross-curricular, multifaceted projects. The webinar will focus on the creation and benefits of the rotation model, applying STEM in both low and high-tech environments, and getting students to see the "big picture" on how to use cross-curricular knowledge to problem solve in real-world situations.

Watch the recorded webinar here: STEM: A Holistic Approach to Real-World Problem Solving