At Defined, we recognize that teachers are asked to have lessons that are engaging, cross-curricular, and builds students’ critical thinking skills. Our mission is to help K-12 educators achieve this through real-world Project-Based Learning (PBL).
Defined Learning is an award-winning online PBL solution that helps teachers implement high-quality PBL with ease. We provide the essential PBL project design elements including standards-based performance tasks, research resources, editable rubrics & more!
Defined Learning's projects are based on real-world situations in STEM careers to excite students about careers and help connect classroom content to career pathways.
Each hands-on project starts off with an engaging real-world video that shows students the practical application of educational concepts within a STEM company. Students are then asked to complete a performance task and apply their knowledge and skills to a real-world situation.
Defined Learning helps educators bring the real world to the classroom and empower students to build the critical future-ready skills they need to succeed in college, careers, and life.
Project-based learning builds student confidence and independence.
Students using PBL show an 8-16% increase in AP scores.
Defined Learning users reported a 39% increase in math and science test scores.
Getting Started: Key Components
No two students, teachers, or schools face the same challenges. We’ll work with you to discover your goals and tailor our programming to your needs.
A free trial of our extensive project library lets you dive deeper and find the Defined tools that suit your needs.
We’ll take your goals and your preferences from the trial to create a sample alignment to your district curriculum.
Why Choose Defined Learning?
Every student learns differently and has a distinct perspective to bring to the table.
Project based learning allows for a greater expression of individuality than can be found in traditional assignments or assessments. With little to no boundaries hampering their creativity, students can learn from each other as they collaborate on problem-solving in real time while exploring future career paths.
Defined Learning provides my teachers with everything they need to implement engaging performance tasks in the classroom. The hands-on projects make careers come alive for students because they can apply their classroom knowledge in a real-world setting- Dr. Genevra Walters, Superintendent of Kankakee School District, IL
The collection of performance tasks developed by Defined Learning supports the UbD framework for curriculum, instruction and assessment. Through the utilization of ‘real world’ performance tasks and related resources, teachers engage their students in meaningful learning and authentic assessment – and that is the best preparation for the world outside of school.- Jay McTighe
The Practical can be Inspiring
When students can see the real-world impact of their lessons, it inspires them to seek out knowledge and follow their interests. Education should be a springboard for the future, not an obstacle to overcome. Working together, we can encourage the next generation to rediscover their love of learning.