A short walkthrough of the Defined STEM resource which introduces you to performance tasks and the GRASP model. Defined STEM performance tasks allow for the application of learning in real-world scenarios. Real-world video sets the stage for students highlighting careers and their ties to STEM/STEAM subjects in a vast array of industries.
Customizing and Assigning
Each performance task in Defined STEM is fully customizable to meet the needs of your classroom. Scale the task up or down to provide differentiated instruction. Modify the audience or situation to mirror a local real-world scenario. Add or remove products to match your available instruction time. Included rubrics can also be modified or create your own. After customizing, assign the task to your students by sharing a simple URL in the platform of your choice.
A District's Perspective of Defined STEM
In 2015 Dr. Genevra Walters, Superintendent of Kankakee School District 111, reinvented Kankakee’s general ed program by implementing a new curriculum focusing on cross-curricular, standards-aligned projects that provided real-life application, and career exploration, through the lens of a project-based learning environment. Here’s how Defined STEM helped Kankakee achieve their goals.
3-Dimensional Learning Through Defined STEM
This video demonstrates how disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and science and engineering practices provide a learning model requiring students to be knowledgeable about science, scientific practice and the ability to apply it in the world around them.
See Defined STEM in Action!
Add Standards for:
Are you sure that you want to remove all standards from ?
Rubrics for this Project
(A) Use of the Website
In consideration of the Website and any services provided by Defined Learning in connection therewith (hereafter, the "Service"), Subscribers agree to: keep their user name and password confidential. Each Subscriber is responsible for maintaining the security and confidentiality of all log-In information, including user name and password information. (C) Use of the Material
(a) The Website and the images, audio files and video files on the Website ("Material") are owned or licensed by Defined Learning and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Subscriber does not gain any type of ownership interest in the Website or the Material by using the Website or the Material.(b) Subscriber may download, solely in connection with noncommercial educational use, copies of the Material designated on the Website as "Downloadable." Copies of downloaded Material must be deleted or erased after use or expiration of the Term, whichever occurs first. Any and all downloading shall be for individual Subscriber convenience only, and Subscribers may not (i) systematically download any of the Material; (ii) create distribution libraries from the Material; or (iii) sell, rent, display, exhibit or otherwise transfer any of the Material to any third party outside of the SubscriberÕs classroom.(c) In the course of using any Material as permitted hereunder, Subscriber may not make the Material, or any part thereof, available to any party who is not a Subscriber, except as permitted herein. Subscriber must ensure that the Material is at all times kept on a secure server, viewable only by Subscribers. If Subscriber wishes to use a third party to host the Material, Defined Learning must pre-approve the use of such proposed host in writing prior to use of the proposed host. Defined Learning shall have the right to approve the terms of the proposed agreement between the proposed host and Subscriber. Except as expressly set forth herein, Subscriber may not:
(i) copy, modify, transmit, perform,create derivative works of, publish, sub-license, or otherwise sharethe Website, the Material, or any portion thereof;
(ii) disassemble, reverse engineer or decompile the Website or any portion thereof;
(iii) use any "deep-link", "page-scrape", "robot", "spider," "offline readers," or any equivalent manual process, to access or monitor any portion of the Website;
(iv) collect any personally identifiable information, including user
names or passwords, from the Website;
(v) take any actions that may circumvent, disable or damage the Website's security;
(vi) use the Material in a manner that disparages the Website, Defined Learning, or the Material; or
(vii) use the Material or Website in any manner that Defined Learning may, in its sole and exclusive discretion, deem inappropriate.
(d) Subscriber understands and agrees that the Website and the Material possess a unique character that makes it difficult to assess the monetary damages that would be sustained as a result of unauthorized use of the Website or Material. Subscriber understands and agrees that unauthorized use may cause immediate and irreparable damage to Defined Learning for which Defined Learning would not have an adequate remedy at law. Therefore, Subscriber agrees that, in the event of such unauthorized use, in addition to such other legal and equitable rights and remedies that may be available to Defined Learning, shall be entitled to injunctive and other equitable relief without the necessity of proving damages or furnishing a bond or other security.
(D) Actions as a Subscriber
Subscriber acknowledge and understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, content or other submissions ("Submission"), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person from which such Materials originated.
(a) Subscriber agree not to use the Website to:
(i) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Submission that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful whether sexually, racially or ethnically, or otherwise objectionable;
(ii) harm minors in any way;
(iii) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, any law enforcement officer, or any Defined Learning official, forum leader, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(iv) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Submission transmitted through the Website;
(v) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Submission that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationship (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of an employment relationship or under any nondisclosure agreement);
(vi) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any Submission that infringes, contributes to the infringement of, or induces others to infringe, any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
(vii) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letters," "pyramid schemes," or any other form of solicitation.
(viii) upload, post, email or otherwise transmit anything that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or in any other way cause damage to a user's data against the will of the user;
(ix) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to "scroll" faster than other users of the Website are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real-time exchanges; interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website; intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, and any regulations having the force of law;
(x) "stalk" or otherwise harass another; or collect or store personal data about other users.
(1) created by Defined Learning or on the Website, or
(2) submitted to Defined Learning or the Website, including without limitation information in any Defined Learning bulletin boards and in all other parts of the Website.
(b) Subscriber acknowledges and agree that Defined Learning and the Website may preserve any Submission and may also disclose any Submission if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to:
(i) comply with legal process;
(ii) enforce these terms of service;
(iii) respond to claims that any Content violate the rights of third-parties; or
(iv) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Defined Learning and the Website, its users and the public.
(c) Subscriber understands that the technical processing and transmission of the Website, including your Submission, may involve
(i) transmissions over various networks; and
(ii) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of various networks or devices to which the Website is connected.
(d) The Website contains robot exclusion headers and you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained herein without our prior expressed written permission. You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to bypass our robot exclusion headers, or to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Defined Learning site or any activities conducted on our site. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. Much of the information on our site is updated on a real time basis and is proprietary or is licensed to Defined Learning or its vendors or third parties. You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, or publicly display any content from the Website without the prior expressed written permission of Defined Learning, or the appropriate third party.
(E) Correction of Errors and Inaccuracies
The content of the Website, including but not limited to text, availability and descriptions may contain errors or inaccuracies, and may not be complete or current. Defined Learning reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information at any time without prior notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
If in the event a user or users infringes on any third party's rights, or engage in conduct that is illegal, tortuous or that interferes with the technological operation of this site, this Agreement is subject to termination by either party thirty (30) days after notification by letter prior to the end of the then-current contract year. If by the end of the 30 day period the conduct, infringement, or activity is rectified agreement will not be terminated. However, if conduct, infringement, or activity persists this agreement will be terminated and Subscriber must destroy all Materials obtained from Defined Learning or the Website and all copies thereof.
Defined Learning MAKES, AND THE WEBSITE INCLUDES, NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WITH RESPECT TO Defined Learning OR THE CONTENTS OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING THE MATERIAL, WHICH ARE PROVIDED FOR USE "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE." Defined Learning AND THE WEBSITE DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO Defined Learning AND THE WEBSITE AND ANY WEB SITE WITH WHICH IT IS LINKED OR CONTENT PROVIDED BY SUPPLIERS TO THE WEBSITE. Defined Learning DOES NOT WARRANT THE FUNCTIONS, INFORMATION OR LINKS CONTAINED ON OR THE WEBSITE OR THAT ITS CONTENTS WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, THAT Defined Learning OR THE WEBSITE, OR ITS CONTENTS, ARE FIT FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE OR ITS CONTENTS, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, CANCELBOTS OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. Defined Learning DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE IN TERMS OF THEIR CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE. YOU (AND NOT Defined Learning OR THE WEBSITE) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
(H) Limitation of Liability UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL Defined Learning OR THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIALS ON THE WEBSITE, EVEN IF Defined Learning, OR AN AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL Defined Learning'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, OR NOT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE WEBSITE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL Defined Learning BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RELATED TO VIRUS INFECTION AND THE RESULTING CORRUPTION, DESTRUCTION, OR ALTERATION OF A USER OR SUPPLIER'S SYSTEM (INCLUDING FILES, SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE LOCATED ON THEIR SYSTEMS).
(I) Jurisdiction and Export
The Website is controlled and operated by Defined Learning from its office in Deerfield, IL, United States of America. Defined Learning and the Website make no representation that materials on the Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access the Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Data from this site is further subject to United States export controls. No software from Defined Learning or the Website may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported into (or to a national or resident of (i) Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Syria or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using the Data, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.