How can schools better reflect the business world? What framework or models exist that can be applied in schools to better student outcomes? Can we use these frameworks to ensure student readiness for college and career?
In July I had the opportunity to visit Dude Solutions and meet with Josh Anderson the Agile Project Manager. This ended up being my first encounter with Agile Methodology & Scrum. Immediately I saw the connection between Scrum, project management and PBL. At the time it was exactly what we needed as teachers to help our students manage the projects they were working on.
Agile is a framework used mostly in the computer software field, but can be adapted elsewhere. Basically, it's a project management tool that allows teams to produce a workable or sellable product in short period of time. I was so excited when I saw this demonstrated for me I wanted the VMCCA teachers to see it for themselves and arranged for a site visit. Teachers saw the immediate application of using Scrum in project management and we agreed to try it in our PLT and classrooms.
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