The Science Scope

Instructional Coaches Training

DefinedSTEM Literacy in Science

Defined STEM combines a number of different content types that accentuate the educational strategies of STEM education. Real-World Videos set the stage for each lesson by showing the practical application of educational concepts within a company/industry. Performance Task built around the specific job/industry ask the students to apply the knowledge learned in a real world unpredictable situations. Literacy Tasks ask students to read, synthesize and write informative and/or position papers around the real world career based topic.

DefinedSTEM Integrating Literacy in Science

Monday, April 27th, 8:30am

ISC 433 Peeples St

MyPLC Course Registration

Register in MyPLC:

Course # 156796


Section # 64355


Section # 64356

Instructional Coaches Training

Defined STEM’s Performance Tasks are built from the UBD (Understanding By Design) framework and presents a real-world problem within the context of a career/industry. The career based videos frame the task, which allows the students to see the task through the career lens. Each Task contains The Big Idea, Essential Questions and learning outcomes which outlines what will align with the learning in the Task.

Teachers present the task using the G.R.A.S.P. model Goal, Role, Audience, Situation and Products. The culminating activities that the students produce are the products that are based on the Goal of the task. Each task contains between 5-8 products that represent cross curricular topics. Teachers have the option to assign any or all of the products based upon content, learning levels and/or multiple intelligences. Through the Defined STEM Task Editor a teacher can edit the task, remove or add products or up-load other pertinent information to the task. Accompanied with each task are rubrics for each type of product. Teachers have the ability to download the rubric, which makes it very simple to edit the rubric to their specifications. Click here to view a small sample of Defined STEM's performance tasks.

Celebrate STEM Day!!

Friday, May 8th, 8am

Local Atlanta Public Schools

Let's make history as the district with the most participation in STEM day. Coaches help your schools by participating in STEM day. See suggested ideas below:

-Door decorating contest of STEM Careers

-Hands-On activities and labs all classes

-Robotics challenges

-STEM guest speakers

-STEM related videos

Register for STEM Day

For more information or to register, please visit To watch the STEM Day informational video, courtesy of Definition 6, visit Be sure to share your own STEM Day celebration on social media by using #GASTEMDay.