Webinar: Driving Student Success with Career-Connected Learning 

In this complimentary webinar, Jay McTighe, Michael Lubelfeld, Nick Polyak, and more will share their insights on how to provide K-12 students with meaningful career-connected learning opportunities that build future-ready skills and expand career pathways.

They will share examples of how they are implementing this in their districts and some of the lessons learned. You'll leave with best practices, strategies, and tools that you can bring back to your district to drive college and career readiness. 

Please note, this webinar is a 5-hour virtual summit but you have the option to watch each 1-hour presentation separately. 

Featured Educators:

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Melvin Brown

Superintendent, Montgomery Public Schools, AL


Traci Davis

Senior Equity Advisor at Defined and former Superintendent of Washoe School District, Nevada

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Michael Lubelfeld

Superintendent, North Shore School District, IL

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Jay McTighe

Award-winning author of the Understanding by Design Series

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Tony Mann

Superintendent, Molalla River School District, OR

Angelia Pelton

Angie Pelton

Director of Professional Development, Montgomery Public Schools (AL)

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Michael Pflug

Program Coordinator for Teaching and Learning, Region 10 Education Service Center, TX

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Nick Polyak

Superintendent, Leyden Community High School District, IL 



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