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What Matters Gets Measured: Defining and Evaluating Student Goals

Defined Learning

Schools and districts must establish, measure, and assess PoG attributes and one easy way to do that is through Project-Based Learning. Portrait of a Graduate (PoG) competencies — such as communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and problem-solving — are crucial for student success beyond school.

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How to Prepare CTE Students for Technology’s Changing Landscape

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However, is this really what is happening nationwide, and are Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers included in the “trickle-down” process of PD? Districts across the country revise and rewrite their academic visions, goals, and strategic plans every year.

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Becoming Financially Literate

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In many schools across the country, we are starting to see an increased focus on the importance of financial literacy. April is Financial Literacy Month, a time to focus on helping students to develop essential skills that will be an important part of their everyday life, not just in the future , but now.

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Driving Student Outcomes Through Competency-Based Learning

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Learn how Linday Unified School District, a rural school district located in California, created and implemented a competency-based, project-based learning system with the help of Defined Learning.

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Building Future Ready Skills through Defined Careers

Defined Learning

We continue to hear there is a skill deficiency for young adults coming out of high school and college. Yet, what specific skills are needed and how can learners build those skills in a meaningful way that will help them find their purpose and passion to drive success for the future?

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Keeping Girls in STEM: 5 Engaging Math Projects

Defined Learning

October 11 th is International Day of the Girl Child and it provides a good opportunity to make sure your female students are engaging in STEM and being exposed to STEM careers. Now that students are back in the school routine, it is the perfect time to ramp up the energy in your classroom with PBL.

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Building Career Aspirations in STEM: Helping Students See Their Future Selves

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For almost a decade I’ve started the school year by asking my urban elementary students to draw a picture of what they think a scientist does at work all day. When I walk around the room, I often see pictures of white-haired men dressed in lab coats working at a lab bench mixing chemicals.

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