Agile in Education CoP: eduScrum Workshop
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About the Event
90 minutes - August 2020
eduScrum®: an opportunity to close the gap between the educational offer and the market requirements?
Willy Wijnands, creator & founder of eduScrum® and initial co-creator of Lightschools® and a passionate Chemistry & Science teacher, believes that Scrum suits the needs of the fast changing market. The workforce of tomorrow has to cope with these changes. Unfortunately, the current educational system is obsolete and this creates a gap between the educational offer and the market requirements. Could eduScrum become the connecting element?
Willy draws a parallel between Scrum and education environments. The starting principles are the autonomy and authenticity of people. Willy believes that children do take responsibility and can work together independently.
By using eduScrum, students work together in an energetic, effective and focus way.
In small teams the self-organize their work and thereby learn engagement, commitment and taking responsibility. They train to self-reflect and give feedback to themselves as well and to their classmates and to continuously their own and team working process.
And most important: eduScrum students go through a strong and positive personal development. They get to know their own qualities and find out how to use their own resources. Tracking the learning process and progress is hereby always easy by using the eduScrum meetings and tools.
During this session Willy shares his experience in implementing Scrum in education and the benefits eduScrum brings and let you a little bit experience how you can use eduScrum as a tool to work with students in teams and create an Agile mindset by the students.
Bio Willy Wijnands
Willy Wijnands, creator & founder of eduScrum® and initial co-creator of Lightschools® and a passionate Chemistry & Science teacher since 1976. He is a true connector and therefore also co-founder of the global initiative Agile in Education. “It is not about doing agile, but about being agile”, as Willy says. He uses eduScrum and the agile mindset with students and trainers worldwide in all his classes and projects, no matter the subject.
An important basis for his thinking and acting has been created in his years of involvement in Aikido, Chi Kung and Shiatsu. He wrote and contributed to several books on agility and eduScrum (eduScrum guide, Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning and Scrum in Actie). Within Lightschools, Willy wants to build a bridge between the educational system and market requirements. He believes that we can empower each other by collaborating. Together we create projects and products that contribute to a bright new world and develop students into lifelong learners and leaders of tomorrow.
Ever since 2011, Willy has trained more than 1400 teachers in 28 countries with eduScrum and has worked with more than 2000 students. These numbers continue to increase every day. He uses eduScrum and the Agile mindset in all his classes, subjects and projects.
Creator & Founder of eduScrum®
Initial co-Creator of Lightschools®
Chemistry & Science teacher