Regional Webinar: From Poster to Practice Part 1: Why PBL is Key to Building PoG Competencies

A Portrait of a Graduate (PoG) is a school or district's collective vision of the competencies and personal qualities students should possess when they graduate in order to be successful in the world beyond school. Learn how Project-Based Learning (PBL) supports the development of PoG competencies.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What a Portrait of a Graduate is and why it is an essential component of modern education
  • An overview of High-Quality Project-Based Learning (HQPBL)
  • How to move your PoG from poster to practice with HQPBL
  • A deep dive into two of the eight competencies in Defined's PoG, "Career Readiness" and "Academic Knowledge & Skills"
  • An overview of the Defined ecosystem and how our platforms measure PoG competencies and support the growth of these competencies through our career-connected PBL solutions

Featured Educator:

  • John Larmer, Senior PBL Advisor at Defined
  • Andy Schaefer, President of Defined

This webinar is part of a 3-part series on how to take a Portrait of a Graduate from poster to practice. To learn more, please follow the links below to access parts 2 and 3.



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