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Scrum in School - A Case Study of Grandview Prep's Transformation

This podcast features an interview with two educators from Grandview Prep in Boca Raton, FL. Aileen Palmer and Susan Rose have been working with the Scrum Alliance, John Miller and Mike Vizdos to help the school implement Scrum for both the students and school administration. The interview explains how Scrum got started at Grandview, the impact it has had on the students, as well as the benefits and challenges they’ve experienced along the way.

 

 

Show Notes

01:16  Interview Begins

02:01 How Grandview Prep got interested in Scrum

04:59 Agile can be a lot easier for kids than adults

05:52 How Scrum has changed the way the students at Grandview collaborate

06:32 How the kids self-organize to make sure everyone is participating in the work

06:59 How teaching Scrum to a junior in high school impacts their ability to get work done and prepare for college

07:54 How visualizing the work is helping the students understand how to break work down into manageable pieces

08:35 Teaching students and teachers about how to break down the work and plan things out

10:20 Differences between how 1st graders and older kids are using Scrum at Grandview

11:17 The hardest parts of getting started with Scrum in school

13:17 Sometimes the transparency and seeing how much you have to do is overwhelming for adults

14:03 The struggle between Trello and Post-its

14:59 Student rankings and grading at Grandview - and how it has been impacted by Scrum

17:14 How using Scrum has improved the students and teachers ability to give and receive feedback

17:45 The reaction from parents/stakeholders to the introduction of Scrum at Grandview Prep

20:28 What Scrum means for the quiet kids who like to sit back and let others lead and drive the work

21:30 How will Grandview measure success to determine if/how Scrum is helping

22:33 The support Grandview Prep received from the Scrum Alliance 

23:14 Advice for educators who are interested in learning more or trying to implement it at their school 

24:39 How to get in touch with Susan and Aileen to learn more about Scrum at Grandview Prep

26:10 Wrap up

26:48 Podcast End

 

For more information:

 

Grandview Prep Info and Contacts

Grandview Prep
http://Grandviewprep.net

Aileen Palmer
apalmer@Grandviewprep.net 

Susan Rose 
srose@Grandviewprep.net

 

Scrum Alliance Info and Contacts

Scrum Alliance
https://www.scrumalliance.org/

John Miller
agileclassrooms@gmail.com

Mike Vizdos
http://www.michaelvizdos.com/

Heather Leigh
hleigh@scrumalliance.org

Posted on: March 06, 2017 08:03 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Agile in Education Update

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At the 2016 Scrum Gathering, the Scrum Alliance sponsored a meeting that brought together leaders in education from all over the world who focus on helping students and schools to adopt a more Agile way of working. The Agile Education Compass is the output of that meeting. In this podcast, you’ll meet the folks who were involved, learn about the inspiring work they’ve been doing and you’ll get to hear them walk through the Agile Education Compass.

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Show Notes from the Interview
Introductions 00:18
Why They Met at the 2016 Scrum Gathering 01:00
Agile Education Compass 01:39
The Group’s Intent 2:05
The Compass Walkthrough 04:00
Spreading the Word: 07:05
Their Mission 07:20
Discovering where you want to go 8:58
How it impacts Educators 09:15
Living Through the Challenge of Changing Education 10:10
How to Get Started 11:00
How Student’s Respond 11:30
Extending the Learning Beyond School 12:00
Nurturing the Love of Lifelong Learning 12:50
What brought them together 13:50
Where to learn more 14:22
The Agile Education Compass 14:44

To Learn More: http://www.agileineducation.org

 

Posted on: May 03, 2016 10:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)
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