The Big Idea of Electrostatics

I’ve often wondered if all of the segmented learning objectives in Standards Based Grading results in too much reductionism and micro-managing of learning, where the forest gets lost in all of the trees.¬†In response to this, I’ve been reading “Understanding By Design” by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, with hopes of clarifying the learning intentions with my students.¬†Certainly my students should be aware of individual skills or required knowledge, but how these pieces fit into a bigger picture is more important.