Welcome to Defined STEM

The leading K-12 online resource with performance tasks, literacy tasks, constructed responses, and real-world video.
Understanding by Design & Defined STEM

UbD & Defined STEM

Read our white paper and watch Jay McTighe discuss Defined STEM

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Performace Tasks

Performance Tasks

Challenge students to apply knowledge & skills

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Literacy Tasks

Literacy Tasks & Constructed Responses

Create argumentative & informative responses to real-world issues

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Standards

Standard Grid

Align and integrate tasks with curriculum standards

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Training

Defined STEM Walkthrough
Learn to navigate the new Defined STEM user interface

21st Century Skills
Learn how Defined STEM brings Understanding by Design and Project Based Learning to the classroom.

Project Based Learning
Learn how to with Performance Tasks in Defined STEM.

Performance Tasks
Working with the Goal, Role, Audience, Situation, Product (G.R.A.S.P.) model.

Literacy Tasks and Constructed Responses
Non-fiction Reading and Writing in Defined STEM

Messaging

*Our work reflects some of the ideas of the Understanding by Design Framework®. We have utilized components of this framework with the permission of Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins.