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To complete this step, I need to grasp the following information:

#1: Locating the website.

What is DefinedSTEM?

DefinedSTEM is a digital resource that provides authentic performance tasks and non-fiction literacy tasks for Grades K-12 in math, science, ELA and social studies that follow the G.R.A.S.P model.

Intro/Overview of DefinedSTEM – will link to a Google Slides Presentation 

Video overview of key components of the DefinedSTEM Website including Performance Tasks, Literacy Tasks and Standards. (9.19 minutes)

Now that you have a basic understand, let’s go more in-depth with all the tools and features of DefinedSTEM.


#2: Login to website by using your google login.

Before you can start using the tools, you have to log-in to the DefinedSTEM site. Go to At the top left, you should see Teacher Login (this tab should be automatically selected). You will be clicking the “Login with Google” link. After you click “Login with Google” you will be taken to a new page. Click the Sign In button with the Google Logo on this new page. A pop-up will come up prompting you to login. Use your Cajon Valley e-mail credentials. You should then be redirected to your Home Page. Every time you need to login, you have to click the Login with Google link.

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Finding a Performance Task on the DefinedSTEM website

#3: Select an existing Performance Task.

Copying a Performance Task

#4: Make a copy of the Performance Task so you can customize.

Customizing a Performance Task

#5: Customize for your students by adding, deleting or modifying the task.

Sharing with Students from Task Center

#6: Share with your students.

Preparing for Submission

#7: Prepare for submission (Sharing with Colleagues)

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