Agile Breakfast Bern: Pulling agile into education
In the last ten years agility has slowly made its way into education, beginning with calls for its application, e.g. Steve Peha, Agile Schools: How Technology Saves Education, early experiments, e.g. Agile Classrooms by John Miller, and then arguably the most well-known translation of scrum for education, eduScrum by Willy Wijnands. Most recently, ScrumAlliance, whose mission includes furthering „… agile practices, principles, and values to help create workplaces that are joyful, prosperous, and sustainable,“ brought together a group of 8 individuals to create the Agile Certified Educator, the first certification in agility specifically for teachers. Paul was one of three European collaborators on this team.
At the Leysin American School (LAS), a boarding school of 250 students in Leysin, Bill and Paul began working on the agile mindset in 2015. Instead of translating scrum into education, Bill and Paul focused on workplace culture, in this case a school, through adopting elements of agility. They published their first set of 10 practices in 2018 and continue to experiment, present, and publish. For Agile and Beyond, they will share their version of the agile mindset, the manners in which they’ve tried to incorporate it in class and school management, and why they believe it is important.
Paul Magnuson is the director of Educational Research at LAS. He supports teacher action research as professional development and brings up to 20 visiting scholars to campus annually. He is also a regular blogger with The International Educator.
Bill Tihen is trained as an electrical engineer. He has long worked with technology and currently he works as a developer. Through technology work, Bill learned and used Agile Practices. At LAS he worked with Paul to bring an Agile mindset into the classroom. However, Agile in the Classroom is not enough for Bill. He feels people learn (and work) best in environments that are emotionally safe and ideally uplifting.
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