Regional Webinar: Accelerating Achievement Through STEM and Career-Connected Learning in Alabama

Please join leadership and educators from Sylacauga City School District in Alabama as they discuss how Defined Learning was implemented in their schools, assisting teachers and providing professional learning experiences along the way. Alabama educators will share how Defined Learning provides students with career-connected project-based learning experiences that allow them to exercise their student voice and choice.

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • How Sylacauga City School District implemented Defined Learning, including a deep dive into the professional learning process
  • How Defined Learning aligns with the government, state, and district's visions
  • Examples of Defined Learning projects in elementary, middle school, and high school classrooms
  • How Defined Learning's high-quality authentic project-based learning tasks support computer science, computational thinking, and summer learning in Alabama

Featured Educators:

  • Amanda Cramer, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama
  • Michelle Eller, Superintendent of Sylacauga City School District, AL
  • Jaclyn Rivers, Instructional Technologies Specialist, Sylacauga City School District, AL
  • Gay Coley, Middle School Math Teacher, Nichols-Lawson Middle School, Sylacauga City School District, AL
  • Rhonda Brewer, former English Teacher & current Library Media Specialist, Sylacauga City School District, AL



Success Stories



The collection of performance tasks developed by Defined Learning supports the UbD framework for curriculum, instruction and assessment. Through the utilization of ‘real world’ performance tasks and related resources, teachers engage their students in meaningful learning and authentic assessment – and that is the best preparation for the world outside of school.

Jay McTighe