Professional Learning to Support Outstanding PBL
Defined Academy offers districts and schools a variety of online and in-person professional learning services to help educators get started and go further with Project-Based Learning (PBL), Defined Learning, and Defined Careers. Our expert team will work with you to develop a customized professional learning program tailored to your goals and needs.
Whether you are new to PBL or looking to advance your practice, we have a path just for you.
Pick your desired outcome and explore how to get started today...
Build Foundational Knowledge and Skills
For educators that are getting started with PBL, these courses cover the basics and applications of PBL, as well as its purpose, design, and implementation.
Advance and Refine Instruction
For educators who are ready to advance their practice, these courses provide participants with the opportunity to go deeper with PBL through targeted coaching, High-Quality PBL, and Social-Emotional Learning.
Achieve Expertise with Micro-Credentials
Educators looking to demonstrate their competence and expertise in a specific instructional practice.
Our Expert Team
Defined's thought leaders create high-quality professional learning opportunities to increase educators' knowledge and skills to support all students in their learning. Meet our leaders:
David Reese, Ed. D.
Jay McTighe is a nationally recognized educator and award-winning author of the best-selling Understanding by Design (UbD) series. Defined offers an online course led by Jay that provides educators with a deeper understanding of PBL and performance tasks.
John Larmer has spent over two decades providing PBL expertise and leadership. He co-developed the model for Gold Standard PBL and is the author of several books on PBL. As a Senior PBL Advisor at Defined, John helps build professional learning courses on gold-standard PBL.
Rob Underwood is a seasoned leader with over 20 years of experience in the education and technology industries. Formerly a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent, Rob now serves as the VP of Professional Learning Partnerships at Defined where he works with leaders from across the globe on impacting teaching and learning.
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The Learning Never Ends
Despite what your students may think, teachers don’t know everything. The key to inspire deeper learning is to pass on the skills of hands-on self-education. When instructor skills and understanding grow, student skills and understanding grow as well. The connections are clear. Supporting educators is vital to a healthy learning environment.