Robert Chesbro

8th Grade Physical Science Teacher--17 years Curriculum Development UbD Earth Science Freak Exotic Bird Lover Genealogist Banjo and Bluegrass Enthusiast




Montgomery Upper Middle School

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Recent Posts by Robert

Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:18 AM in Testing during distance learning
As for assessment, I think it's time to forget about it at the moment. You could use Google Forms to collect data, but traditional assessment and standardized testing is dead in the water at the moment. One technique is to assess part of an exercise that the student submits without notifying them in advance which part of the work will be assessed. This will guarantee maximum engagement. It'...

Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:16 AM in Testing during distance learning
Hi Melinda, Hope you are surviving the madness. I saw your post on NSTA and wanted to share this formative assessment exercise. It works on many levels: Here's a little tutorial: Hope you're surviving the madness. Rob

Fri May 03, 2019 6:35 PM in UbD NGSS Curriculum Resources
I've always found Teachers Pay Teachers to be a bit tacky, and geared for younger levels, but this is an excellent resource for not only NGSS lessons and units, but it incorporates the elements of UbD--Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings are integrated into each lesson.   Nice to see UbD merging with N...