Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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 degrees of collaboration and empowerment.

At the intersections of collaboration and empowerment, a map is created composed of four different Agile Learning Zones; (1) Traditional Learner, (2) Cooperative Learners, (3) Independent Learners, and (4) Self-Organized Learner Teams.

You can use the four Agile Learning Zones to design the learning environment fit for your context and to scaffold your classrooms journey to greater agility. In each zone the Visible Classroom and the Learning Rhythm are used to support learning in that zone and to scaffold the classroom to reach their next shift.

In following posts, each zone will be described in more detail and how to use the Agile Learning Zones to chart your path.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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 students, from 3rd grade to 12th grade.

Interested in a workshop for your school, go here, we love to share the excitement!