Providing All Students with Early Exposure to Careers
At Defined, our mission is to help educators prepare students for the future by providing students as young as kindergarten with career-connected learning opportunities. Giving students early exposure to careers levels the playing field by ensuring that every child has an opportunity to chart a course toward an inspiring future.
Our hands-on career-connected learning opportunities excite students about the future and empower them to build the future-ready skills they need to succeed. Watch Now >
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Defined's Ecosystem of High-Quality Programs
Defined partners with school systems and state DOEs to scale equity-centered, career-connected learning through our award-winning online ecosystem comprised of three unique pillars and one fundamental promise.
DEFINED LEARNING | Career Connected PBL
A robust online library that provides teachers with K-12 standards-aligned Project-Based Learning (PBL) units which are presented to students through the lens of modern-day STEM careers.
Defined Learning’s dynamic content includes everything from arts integration to computer science and engages students in authentic, real-world scenarios that establish connections to career pathways.
DEFINED CAREERS | Career Experiences Ecosystem
An online K-12 career exploration and experience platform that takes a holistic approach to helping students discover interests while making critical connections to real-world, post-graduate career opportunities.
Following a multi-dimensional assessment of values, interests, and skills, students explore and select from a curated collection of hands-on projects aligned to career pathways.
DEFINED ACADEMY | Professional Learning
Professional learning opportunities and services that help K-12 educators get started and go further with Project-Based Learning, Defined Learning, and Defined Careers.
Defined offers customizable professional learning that includes both synchronous and asynchronous opportunities for teachers and administrators.
Over 1,000 districts have partnered with Defined for strategic impact
Defined fosters collaboration among school districts and community and industry partners through enhanced support and customization. While this may look different for every partner, Defined can customize career-connected learning opportunities that support their strategic initiatives.
The following school systems represent a spectrum of the diverse partnerships supported by Defined’s Team, each demonstrating unique goals and strategic priorities with customized content created.
CLEVELAND METRO SCHOOLS
BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
FT. WAYNE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
STATE OF TENNESSEE
CONNECTICUT DEPT OF EDUCATION
MONTGOMERY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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Hear from the educators and administrators who see the impact of Defined on their students everyday.
Read the studies of how project-based learning has a positive influence on student development.