Real-world project-based learning is well suited to meeting the educational goals of Illinois’ Academic Standards. PBL provides opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills and create solutions to real-life situations — the essence of the Standards
Defined Learning provides an online library of STANDARDS-ALIGNED PROJECT-BASED LESSONS to help students meet the expectations of the Standards. Each project is based on a situation in a relevant career to help students connect classroom content to career pathways. We provide all of the resources teachers need to implement HIGH-QUALITY REAL-WORLD PBL including grade specific lessons, guidance documents, and robust professional development on Defined Learning and effective teaching strategies for PBL within the classroom.
Here are a few of our teachers’ favorite projects that align to Illinois’ Standards for Science that you can use (FREE) in your classroom this year:
“Through Defined Learning’s real-world performance tasks, teachers can engage their students in meaningful learning and authentic assessment – and that is the best preparation for the world outside of school.“
-Jay McTighe, nationally recognized educator and award-winning author