Concept Schools’ STEM and ELA curriculums are designed to address the 21st century skills. The 21st Century skills as well as the Common Core standards dictates that students will be able to:

  • Communicate
  • Collaborate
  • Communucate
  • Create
  • Think

With the help of the personal devices and the one our schools supply the information needed is at the finger tips of the students. It is the teachers’ job to teach the students how to use the information. Our technology curriculum is designed to address these needs in education.


This Poster is done by William Ferriter. Our goal is not to teach the students to use specific software but to teach them how to utilize the available tools to solve the problems. Therefore we do not restrict our teachers and students to a specific software, instead we show them the available tools and let them discover the endless possibilities.

To create a good lesson plan utilizing the PBL there are steps involved:

1. Desired Result: Establish Goals, Standards, Objectives, Outcomes, etc. What relevant goals, content standards, course or program objectives, learning outcomes will this design address?

2. Assessment Evidence: 

Performance Tasks:

• Through what authentic performance tasks will students demonstrate the desired understandings?

•By what criteria will performances of understanding be judged?

Other Evidence:

• Through what other evidence (e.g. quizzes, tests, academic prompts, observations, homework, blogs) will students demonstrate achievement of the desired results?

• How will students reflect upon and self assess their learning?


3. Learning Plan: What learning experiences and instruction will enable students to achieve the desired results?

How will the design…

W = Help the students know WHERE the unit is going and WHAT is expected? Help the teacher to know WHERE the students are coming form (prior knowledge, interests)?

H = HOOK all students and HOLD their interest?

E = EQUIP students, help them EXPERIENCE the key ideas and EXPORE the issues?

R = Provide opportunities to RETHINK and REVISE their understandings?

E = Allow students to EVALUATE their work and its implications?

T = Be TAILORED (personalized) to the different needs, interests, and abilities of learners?

O = Be ORGANIZED to maximize initial and sustained engagement as well as effective learning?