Agile in Education Conference Agenda

Saturday October 24, 2020

8:00-8:30 AM EDT

Dr. Vijay Kumar and James Hannon
Welcoming and Opening Remarks

8:30-9:30 AM EDT

Paul Magnuson
Relentless slow shifting to agile in education

Paul and his colleagues began experimenting with scrum in the classroom in 2014. As they start their seventh school year, they see agile-infused practices in many areas, including academics and residential life, and in the organization of work in the admissions, summer school offices, accreditation process, and more. Visualizations of workflow based on kanban are common, used informally by some teachers, and as a central tool in our alternative program, Leysin American School (LAS) Edge. 


They believe that the agile in education movement will benefit from hearing multiple and varied teacher stories about their application of agility. Through real - and invariably messy - attempts at applying agile's compelling mindset, we can continue to nudge schooling toward greater self-regulation. 

9:35-10:30 AM EDT

Chris Unger

10:35-11:30 AM EDT

Dr. Christian Wandeler
Developing resiliency and agile mindsets in the US educational system by using eduScrum
The COVID-10 pandemic put conventional educational leadership to the test. Christian will share his learnings on how eduScrum can serve as a tool to support and develop agile mindsets in times of crisis. He will share examples of how eduScrum is being used in K-12 schools, universities, and homeschooling to create engaging learning experiences and facilitate collaboration among students and teachers. He will also explore how leadership and teacher teams can use agile methods to navigate this complex situation. 
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11:35 AM-12:00 PM EDT


12:00-1:00 PM EDT

Tim Logan
Schools that learn: How agile leadership practices can finally delivery the learning organizations we all need
The existential challenge posed by COVID-19 has provided educational leaders and policy-makers with a significant opportunity to develop more intentional and long-term agility that will not only benefit the organizations, teacher leaders, and administrators, but also the students, in the mode and cultural context in which they learn.  In this presentation, Tim discusses case study examples of how some senior leaders in K-12 international schools and higher education institutions across the world are developing the agility of their organizations through specific emerging practices. Through an inquiry into the successes and challenges of such innovative practice, we will draw out the implications for more widespread implementation, future training and development needs, and further research.

1:05-2:00 PM EDT

2:05-3:00 PM EDT

Hana Siddiquee
The Practical Aspects of Teaching an Agile Classroom: A Panacea in the Age of COVID Crisis
While various tools and services can help student success, agile education proves to be an exceptionally effective way to increase student retention. This case study is a proven method for teaching and learning that boosts student motivation in higher education. 
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