Agile Classrooms Blog

Agile Classrooms is not Scrum

Agile Classrooms is strongly influenced by Scrum, yet it is not the same. Agile Classrooms evolved from the context of learning in classrooms and schools, which is different than the context of a corporation. Some key differences between Agile Classrooms and Scrum 2020 are: Agile Classrooms calls the time-box to demonstrate learning and project deliverables…

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Retrospective Protocol Guide

A way to routinize and practice the ‘growth mindset’, Retrospectives are a protected time for classrooms, learners, and teams to reflect on their learning and identify one action to improve and grow in the next cycle. Retrospectives are one of the Five Self-Directed Learning Routines in an Agile Classroom. To help you implement and practice…

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Learning Sprint Infographic

An infographic showing the events in the Learning Sprint to guide classrooms through the process.

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Heads Up Display

In our Agile Classrooms workshop hosted by NewBoCo and supported by Scrum Alliance, we released our new Heads Up Display concept for learning teams. Needs We wanted something that was:1. Modular – allowing classrooms to customize their setup. Adding2. Easy – to minimize time to setup and breakdown.3. Accessible – the board should be present where students…

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Agile Classrooms: A Definition

Agile Classrooms is an authentic 21st century learning framework for growing adaptive & self-organizing classrooms that deepens the learning, enriches relationships, and broadens the future.

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Element 5: The Journey

There are 5 Elements to an Agile Classroom. This post will describe the Fifth Element, ‘The Journey’.Growing an Agile Classroom where students are learning iteratively in self is a journey. In any journey, it is useful to have a map. Just as map uses the degrees of latitude and longitude, an Agile Classroom uses the…

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Video: Agile Classrooms in Action at Grandview Prep

A wonderful video of the results and experience from the Agile Classrooms workshop at Grandview Preparatory School in Florida to enable 21st Century Learning. Thank you to our great partner, the Scrum Alliance, for making the video a reality! It was tons of fun to work with such passionate and innovative educators and their incredible…

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The Agile In Education Compass Poster

The Agile in Education Compass outlines key shifts we need to make to grow Agile learners, Agile classrooms, Agile educators, and Agile schools so that we can adapt an ever changing landscape.You can download your copy here.

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A New Learning Canvas Prototype

In observing many Agile Classrooms in action, I have noticed a few issues that  pop up frequently. In accordance with the principle of making the learning visible in order to support the student’s self-direction, I created an updated Learning Canvas to help. Problem 1: At times, students and teachers have trouble following or forget key parts of the…

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Agile Princess

My daughter has entered 1st grade this year. I can’t believe how fast she is growing.  She is discovering her strengths, developing more of her personality, & stretching her autonomy muscles (sometimes in ways that does not make it easy on me). In addition, 1st grade comes with more things for her to manage, more…

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Element 4: Empowerment

There are 5 Elements to an Agile Classroom. This post will describe the fourth element, Empowerment. Agile Classrooms defines empowerment is the process of enhancing learners’ capacity to make choices towards achieving positive learning and life outcomes (1). When learners are fully empowered in choosing what and how they learn, we say they are self-directed.…

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Element 3: Collaboration

There are 5 Elements to an Agile Classroom. This post will describe the third element, Collaboration. Collaboration is the process in which learners work together in achieving their goals. Collaboration can be viewed as type of scaffolding in itself, as learners support one another towards deeper knowledge. As learning challenges grow more complex, the more…

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