Defined STEM's core principal is bringing relevance into learning. Defined STEM focuses on deeper understanding of concepts and problem solving skills using performance tasks and project based learning. Defined STEM provides authentic performance tasks and non-fiction literacy tasks for Grades K-12 in math, science, ELA and social studies. www.definedstem.com
- Performance Tasks
Defined STEM’s Performance Tasks are built from the UBD (Understanding By Design) framework and presents a real-world problem within the context of a career/industry. The career based videos frame the task, which allows the students to see the task through the career lens. Each Task contains The Big Idea, Essential Questions and learning outcomes which outlines what will align with the learning in the Task.
- Literacy Tasks
Defined STEM's literacy tasks are developed to align with the Common Core English Language Arts Standards and promote high-quality student assignments that develop reading, writing, and thinking skills in the context of learning science, history, English, social studies, and other subjects. Informational and argumentative tasks are provided aligned with a career based video and a performance task. The tasks present the students with a "real-world" situation that encourages their writing through either informational or argumentative products.
- Real-World Video Connections
Defined STEM’s unique real-world videos are specifically designed to promote the relevant connections between college and careers to educational concepts.
ScootPad provides each student with a personalized learning path based on their proficiency in each concept and optimized to achieve desired mastery with rigorous yet rapidly improving practice.
Thrively uncovers each students' strengths and interests so they can discover their passion in life. Students use their passion to launch Genius Hour where students can research and create their own demonstrations of learning based on their passions.
WeVideo is a powerful and easy-to-use cloud-based collaborative video editor.
GoStrengths - Social Emotional Learning
The GoStrengths! program teaches students 8 research-based social and emotional skills encapsulated by the acronym GoProcess! These skills include goal-setting, problem-solving, resilience, optimistic thinking, character strength development, emotional intelligence, self-confidence, and social skills.
- Performance Tasks