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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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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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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5 Elements of Agile Classrooms

An Agile Classroom is designed through the integration of 5 Elements. Each element, like Legos, can be combined in different ways to meet one’s specific goals and context. It is most powerful when used synergistically together as a complete system. 5 ELEMENTS OF AGILE CLASSROOMS ELEMENT DESCRIPTION 1. Visible Classroom A visual learning management system.…

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Context for 21st Century Skills

21st Century Skills: The 4Cs Most of us are familiar with the 4Cs of 21st Century Skills: (1) Creativity (2) Collaboration (3) Critical Thinking and (4) Communication. But, why do these matter more today? What is the context that requires us to change how we teach and learn? 21st Century Context: The 4Cs Behind the…

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Spiral Dynamics and the Classroom

The Modern Classroom Paradox We can all agree that there is a need for deepening learning and developing 21st Century skills for academic and life success of learners. Teachers at conferences, blogs, and Twitter are echoing the need to release control over to students and more collaboration. For the teacher to move from the “sage on…

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