The Path to Competency-Based Education

February 11, 2019 Daren Worcester

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Episode 60 of the Get Connected podcast welcomes Dr. Caroline Kill, director of curriculum and pedagogy at The Barstow School in Kansas City, Missouri, and the author of the recent Blackbaud K–12 eBook, Individualizing Student Learning with Competency-Based Education.

In this episode, Dr. Kill discusses why The Barstow School is adopting competency-based education (CBE) and the strategies being used to do so. Key topics discussed include:

  • Why competency-based education is vital to help prepare students for success later in life
  • The challenges schools face with adopting CBE
  • What CBE means for student grades and transcripts
  • How competency-based education works within the construct of school terms
  • How educators can prepare for the transition to CBE
  • How rubrics go hand-in-hand with CBE
  • Why a blended approach is the best strategy for schools at this time

Get Connected to this discussion by listening to the podcast above, downloading the episode, or subscribing to our podcast channel on iTunes

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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