How It Works!

How Defined STEM Works!

Defined STEM Walkthrough

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.