Webinar: A Holistic Approach to Four Teachers, Four Subjects, One Cross-Curricular Course

Four teachers at Huntingdon Middle School (PA) have developed a turnkey rotation model to teach students how to apply STEM to real-world situations by completing cross-curricular, multifaceted projects. The webinar will focus on the creation and benefits of the rotation model, applying STEM in both low and high-tech environments, and getting students to see the “big picture” on how to use cross-curricular knowledge to problem-solve in real-world situations.
Featured Educators:
  • Samantha DeMatteo - Samantha is the Science part of the STEM Team. She has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education for Chemistry and General Science from Pennsylvania State University. 
  • Sally Steward - Sally is the Technology part of the STEM Team. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and has a Masters in Education in Library Science and Information Technology from Mansfield University. 
  • Matt Raker - Matt is the Engineering part of the STEM Team. He is certified to teach K-12. He has a Bachelor of Science in Technology Education, a Masters degree in Educational Leadership, his K-12 principal certification, and a Masters in Business Administration from Saint Francis University.
  • Ben Young - Ben is the Mathematics part of the STEM Team. He has a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math Education from Pennsylvania State University. 


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