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Online PD Modules
Online PD Modules
Empowering Educators with Meaningful Professional Learning Opportunities
At Defined Learning, we believe that meaningful, pedagogy-driven professional learning opportunities produce positive educational transformation. To achieve this, we provide educators with online PD modules that are designed to give educators a deeper understanding of the educational foundations, practical strategies, and applications of project-based learning (PBL) and authentic performance tasks.
To provide opportunities for educators to learn strategies that promote student success through the use of authentic performance tasks and how to effectively implement Defined Learning’s performance tasks. The online platform allows educators to watch the modules at a time that is most convenient to them.
Designed for educators and educator-leaders who are responsible for teaching, supporting, and coaching teachers on implementing PBL and performance tasks. Teachers who complete all 4 modules will receive a certificate of achievement and a digital badge.
Engaging Pedagogy-Driven eLearning Modules
Four 45-min e-learning modules that can be viewed individually or as a series:
Module 1: Authenticity
Authenticity and Real World Connections
Performance Tasks that Promote Engagement
Module 2: Real World Projects
College and Career Readiness
Differentiating Performance Tasks
Identifying Performance Task Products
Module 3: Assessing Student Learning
Formative and Summative Assessments
Rubrics for Reflection, Revision and Evaluation
Reflections, Research and Analytical Rubrics
Module 4: Portfolios to Help Advance Future Readiness
Evidence of Student Success Over Time
Potential Focal Points: Standards, 21st Century Skills & Competencies, Careers
Authentic Performance Task Products as Artifacts
Featuring Jay McTighe, award-winning author of the Understanding by Design framework