Regional Webinar: From Poster to Practice Part 3: Citizenship, Communication & Collaboration

Learn how project-based learning supports the growth and implementation of Portrait of a Graduate competencies. Educators from Coolidge Unified School District discuss their Portrait of a Graduate and why project-based learning is the best solution for building those competencies.

In this complimentary webinar, learn about:

  • Three of the eight competencies in Defined's PoG, "Citizenship", "Communication", and "Collaboration"
  • How Defined Learning's engaging performance tasks address and build these competencies, including examples of specific tasks
  • Coolidge Unified School District's vision and mission to engage all students
  • District, school, and classroom-wide perspectives on using Defined Learning

Featured Educator:

  • John Larmer, Senior PBL Advisor at Defined
  • Melanie Edwards, Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Assessment at Coolidge Unified School District, AZ
  • Yvette Dix, Principal at Coolidge Junior High in Coolidge Unified School District, AZ
  • Shannon Hanne, 6th Grade Science Teacher at Coolidge Junior High in Coolidge Unified School District, AZ

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 1 and 2.



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