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Evidence-Based Strategies to Boost Student Engagement and Success

Evidence-Based Strategies to Boost Student Engagement and Success

Deeper Learning Through PBL

Deeper Learning Through PBL

Accelerating Learning through Meaningful PBL

Accelerating Learning through Meaningful PBL

Growing Student Engagement & Accelerating Learning

Growing Student Engagement & Accelerating Learning

Hear from leaders in education who will help you rethink how to engage students in meaningful learning.
Leveraging Technology to Enhance Learning

Leveraging Technology to Enhance Learning

In this complimentary webinar, educator and author Rachelle Dene Poth and PBL coach Maria Flaherty will share how they leverage technology to design more purposeful PBL experiences.
Supporting Authentic Learning & Differentiation Through PBL

Supporting Authentic Learning & Differentiation Through PBL

In this webinar, Jay McTighe and Carol Ann Tomlinson will explain how UbD and Differentiated Instruction Support the Use of Authentic Performance Tasks
Defined STEM - Congress Elementary Case Study II

Defined STEM - Congress Elementary Case Study II

Congress Elementary Finds Projects to Inspire Students THE PROBLEM
Defined STEM - Congress Elementary Case Study II

Defined STEM - Congress Elementary Case Study II

Congress Elementary Finds Projects to Inspire Students The Challenge
5 Steps to Engaging Students in a Performance Task

5 Steps to Engaging Students in a Performance Task

It is no secret that student’s in today’s increasingly complex world need to be equipped with a vast range of skills to enter the workforce. Many are learning and preparing for jobs that have not even been created yet.
I made my classroom look like the real world —and test scores soared

I made my classroom look like the real world —and test scores soared

Think about the jobs in today’s economy — the ones we’re supposed to prepare students for after graduation. Are employees evaluated using bubble-in tests to prove they know the ins and outs of their job?
The Power of Standards-Based Rubrics in Project-Based Learning Units

The Power of Standards-Based Rubrics in Project-Based Learning Units

More than ten years ago, I started my career in education as a lateral entry English teacher. The concept of rubrics was an emerging one in the school district where I taught.
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Building a Collaborative STEM Classroom

A high-school math teacher shares tips on building a collaborative high-school STEM classroom at the start of the school year. Let’s set the stage… It’s the first day back from summer vacation at a high school. The students
Projects that Inspire Students to Think Beyond the Classroom

Projects that Inspire Students to Think Beyond the Classroom

An elementary school intervention teacher shares how imagining their own bakeries inspired her students to collaborate, create, and consider future careers.
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Augusta County Public Schools, Virginia

Goal: To incorporate science, technology, and research skills into my writing class - specifically for my expository writing unit.
Engaging Middle Schoolers in Authentic PBL

Engaging Middle Schoolers in Authentic PBL

Being part of a small and underperforming rural district, we feel the constant pressure that surrounds high stakes testing. As administrators and teachers constantly look at how we can improve state assessment scores
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Tips on Customizing a Performance Task

I teach 6th graders in a very low-income area. Some of my students are somewhat familiar with technology, but for the most part, they know nothing of tech they cannot hold in their hands.
A High School Math Teacher at Camden County Schools Uses PBL to Drive Student Achievement

A High School Math Teacher at Camden County Schools Uses PBL to Drive Student Achievement

It’s easier than you think!” This is the advice I gave to my colleagues who were hesitant to try Project Based Learning (PBL) using the Defined Learning platform.
One District's Approach to Transitioning to an Integrated Approach Through PBL

One District's Approach to Transitioning to an Integrated Approach Through PBL

The motto for the Westminster School District is “Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.” This motto frames the work of all-district teams, including the Department of Educational Services.
Bartlett City Schools Increases Access to STEM Experiences with Defined Learning

Bartlett City Schools Increases Access to STEM Experiences with Defined Learning

“Can I use this exclusively?!” When Katie MCain, the 6-12 instructional supervisor for Bartlett City Schools in Tennessee, heard this from one of her teachers, she knew the district’s plan for STEM and Project-Based Learning (PBL) was going better
North Carolina School District Gives STEM some STEAM

North Carolina School District Gives STEM some STEAM

The data speaks for itself in Greene County, North Carolina, but it’s only part of the story. The real story comes from the district’s response to remote learning, and, most importantly, according to district leaders, the feedback
Using Defined Learning to Support Teachers with High-Quality PBL Professional Learning

Using Defined Learning to Support Teachers with High-Quality PBL Professional Learning

When Angelina Rowden, principal at Sunrise School, says, “Our school is our community” she means both literally and figuratively. The school, which serves students in grades pre-k through 8 is 50 miles south of St. Louis
Engineering All Around: Design Challenges For Every Classroom

Engineering All Around: Design Challenges For Every Classroom

Have you ever traveled down the highway and noticed a giant water tower? These elevated, cylinder-shaped structures support a huge water tank that can hold over 30,000 gallons of water
Professional Development That Changed My Teaching and Inspired My Students

Professional Development That Changed My Teaching and Inspired My Students

Educators have many options to hone their craft in the quest of becoming better teachers. Professional development (PD) opportunities include: 1) improving teachers’ content knowledge
7 Questions That Guide the Work of Inspired Teachers

7 Questions That Guide the Work of Inspired Teachers

I’m near the ocean where the sky is bright blue and the water is placid, but I can’t help recalling how gray, mute, and turbulent the last 15 months have been. While I spent most of that time wrestling with a book I began four years ago, the
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA

Los Angeles Unified School District, CA

Students who attend any of LAUSD's Local District West “Option” schools have an extra...
Plainfield Community School Corporation, IN

Plainfield Community School Corporation, IN

When Superintendent Olinger discovered Defined Learning, he thought it might be just..
State Level Strategies for Engagement with STEM & PBL

State Level Strategies for Engagement with STEM & PBL

[Webinar] In this webinar, you'll hear learn how the Tennessee STEM Innovation...
Richardson ISD, Texas

Richardson ISD, Texas

[Webinar] Two administrators from Richardson ISD share how Defined Learning helped...
Sunrise R-9 School District, Missouri

Sunrise R-9 School District, Missouri

As instructional leader for the school, Angie Rowden's observations revealed that...
Kankakee School District, Illinois

Kankakee School District, Illinois

The Superintendent of Kankakee, Dr. Genevra Walters, shares how Defined...
Camden County Schools, New Jersey

Camden County Schools, New Jersey

A Camden high school math teacher explains how she uses Defined Learning to drive
Crete-Monee School District, Illinois

Crete-Monee School District, Illinois

[Webinar] Educators from Crete-Monee share how they use Defined Learning to support...
Chickasaw School District, Alabama

Chickasaw School District, Alabama

[Webinar] Educators from the Chickasaw school district will discuss effective ways educators...
Fallbrook Union School District, California

Fallbrook Union School District, California

[2020 Webinar] The Superintendent of Fallbrook shares how Defined Learning helps them...
Wilson County Schools, Tennessee

Wilson County Schools, Tennessee

When COVID-19 forced Wilson County Schools to adjust learning environments...
Fulton County Schools, Georgia

Fulton County Schools, Georgia

ulton County Schools faced some challenges getting teachers on board with STEM-based...
Prosper Independent School District, Texas

Prosper Independent School District, Texas

At Prosper Independent School District, the rapid growth of the district requires a constant...
Greene County Schools, North Carolina

Greene County Schools, North Carolina

To add some steam to their STEM program, Greene County decided to use Defined...
Norwalk Public Schools, Connecticut

Norwalk Public Schools, Connecticut

To provide teachers with a launchpad for project-based learning (PBL), Norwalk...
Bartlett City Schools, Tennessee

Bartlett City Schools, Tennessee

3 years ago, Bartlett City Schools was looking for a STEM-based PBL curriculum...
K-12 Public School Funding Reference Guide

K-12 Public School Funding Reference Guide

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Introduction to Performance Tasks by Jay McTighe

Introduction to Performance Tasks by Jay McTighe

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

Exposing Students to STEM in the Early Grades

Exposing Students to STEM in the Early Grades

Implementing Competency-Based Education in K-12

Implementing Competency-Based Education in K-12

Empowering Students with Equitable Access to Career Experiences

Empowering Students with Equitable Access to Career Experiences

Guide to Meeting the Performance Expectations of the NGSS

Guide to Meeting the Performance Expectations of the NGSS

Connecting Classrooms to Careers Through PBL

Connecting Classrooms to Careers Through PBL

Supporting Teachers in Their Shift to Project-Based Learning

Supporting Teachers in Their Shift to Project-Based Learning

Educating for Authentic Performance

Educating for Authentic Performance

Empowering Educators and Students to Meet the New Science Standards

Empowering Educators and Students to Meet the New Science Standards

Early STEM Exposure Through Career Focused PBL

Early STEM Exposure Through Career Focused PBL

A Holistic Approach to Four Teachers, Four Subjects, One Cross-Curricular Course

A Holistic Approach to Four Teachers, Four Subjects, One Cross-Curricular Course

Teaching and Assessing the 21st Century student

Teaching and Assessing the 21st Century student

Cradle to Careers: The Transition Starts in Preschool

Cradle to Careers: The Transition Starts in Preschool

PBL in the Remote Learning Environment

PBL in the Remote Learning Environment

Enhancing Remote Summer Learning with Performance Tasks

Enhancing Remote Summer Learning with Performance Tasks

Focusing on Student Engagement with Project-Based Learning

Focusing on Student Engagement with Project-Based Learning

Engaging Students in Authentic Learning – Virtually or In-Person

Engaging Students in Authentic Learning – Virtually or In-Person

Supporting Career Initiatives Through PBL

Supporting Career Initiatives Through PBL

Supporting Career Initiatives Through PBL with Chickasaw SD

Supporting Career Initiatives Through PBL with Chickasaw SD

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