You want to nurture future-ready skills in your students but struggle with:
Three Steps to creating an Agile Classroom
Sign Up For The Course
Learn the 3-Part Agile Classrooms Framework
Be Amazed By Your Students & Inspire Other Educators
Meet Your Guide
Laura is your resident authentic learning expert, co-facilitates the Iowa Authentic Learning Network for the Iowa AEAs, and is the founder of the Authentic Learning Alliance. She also is a Project Manager on a statewide project board for PK-12 Students across Iowa as part of her AEA role. She spends much of her time facilitating high-quality professional learning experiences to support educators in authentic projects.
Laura is a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner and loves project management. Over the past 10 years, she’s dedicated herself to transforming education through incorporating authentic learning experiences with area partnerships into PK-12 classrooms as an educator, consultant, and 21st Century Learning Specialist. She believes that education can be “the great equalizer” if we can leverage our student’s interests and passions.
Her educational background includes B.A. in Interdepartmental Health Studies: Emphasis on Multidisciplinary Sciences, M.A.T. in Secondary Science Education, and Principal Licensure and M.A. in Ed. Leadership and Policy Studies.
The 3-Part Agile Classroom Framework
Make Learning Visible
Make the learning process, progress, and working agreements visible.
Facilitate Learning Sprints
Guide students through short iterative cycles consisting of five learning routines.
Grow Collaboration & Choice
Incrementally scaffold student capacity to manage their learning and work in groups.
What Do I Get WIth The Live Course?
Innovating in schools should not be so hard.
As an educator, you want to prepare your students to be future-ready. To do so, you need to nurture real-world skills in your students as you cover the standards. However, it can be overwhelming and risky to innovate in a school without practical resources and strategies to support you. Innovating for your students should not be so hard. Agile Classrooms has assisted teachers in incorporating Agile principles, the industry standard for business innovation, into student learning for over a decade. As you integrate the Agile Classrooms Framework, students will take more control of their education and collaborate effectively while gaining authentic life and career skills. You will get more time for activities that bring you joy as a teacher, such as strengthening relationships with your students. This course will show you how to give control without losing control.
- Make Learning Visible - Use tools to make the learning process and student progress visible. Transparency improves student engagement, focus, and motivation. Making learning visible makes it easier for students to understand and internalize the learning process.
- Facilitate Learning Sprints - Guide students through short iterative cycles consisting of five self-directed learning routines called a Learning Sprint. Sprints provide clear procedures for student self-direction and collaboration, giving students guardrails as they can steer their own learning.
- Grow Collaboration and Choice - Incrementally scaffold student capacity to manage their learning and work in groups. Scaffolding makes it safe for you and your students to innovate. As students progress through successive Learning Sprints, you may increase their choice and collaboration levels. Get ready to be amazed by your students.
Agile Classrooms gives you a framework to stop feeling stifled and safely innovate in your classroom. So, get access to the Certified Agile Classrooms Teacher course today. In the meantime, get access to our free Agile Educator Guide and other practical resources to support your journey.
With the Agile Classrooms Framework you can help students to:
As a Certified Agile Classrooms Teacher, you can:
What is Agile In Education?
Learn the principles underpinning Agile in Education and how it develops authentic 21st-century skills.
Forming Student Groups That Work
Learn how to form durable cross-strength teams for collaboration that actually works.
Tools To Make Learning Visible
You will leave with practical tools to make learning visible, including the Learning Alliance, The Learning Backlog, and the Learning Canvas.
The Learning Sprint
Facilitate the five self-directed learning routines in the Learning Sprint, short cycles that result in demonstrating proficiency and feedback.
Collaboration is a skill that can be developed. Learn to scaffold groupwork by using the Spectrum of Collaboration.
Student independence is a skill that can be developed. Learn to scaffold self-direction by using the Spectrum of Choice.
July 24-25, 2023
9 am - 4 pm CT