The Advantages of Rubrics in K-12 Education #Podcast

February 14, 2018 Daren Worcester

Rubrics Image for the Get Connected Podcast

In Episode 50: The Advantages of Rubrics in K-12 Education, guest host Jackie Christensen, the product manager of Blackbaud’s Learning Management SystemTM, is joined by Dr. Caroline Kill, director of curriculum and pedagogy at The Barstow School, and educational consultant Jonathan Martin, to talk about his new eBook, Enhancing Student Learning and Grading with Rubrics

The podcast includes discussion on why schools should be using rubrics, how to motivate teachers who may be reluctant to adopt rubrics, common misconceptions about what a rubric is and isn't, and the ideal number of proficiency levels.

The rubrics feature was added to Blackbaud's Learning Management System in the summer of 2017 to save time for the teachers managing paper rubrics outside of the LMS software. At the 38:35 mark in the episode, Scott Daniel, director of technology at The Barstow School, joins the podcast to discuss the strategies they employed to successfully roll out Blackbaud's rubrics feature.

You can listen to the discussion above, download the episode, or subscribe to the Get Connected podcast channel on iTunes (reviews also appreciated).

If you have a question you’d like to hear answered on the podcast, please e-mail (bonus points for questions recorded on your phone that we can play on the podcast).


About the Author

Daren Worcester

Daren Worcester has been a member of the Blackbaud K-12 team for 17 years, assisting hundreds of independent schools through a variety of website development roles. A former copywriter and a published author with an appetite for SEO, Daren currently serves as the senior content marketing manager for K-12.

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