Agile in Education

trustThere is a new movement in education called the Agile Schools Movement. The approach models classroom instruction and school reform itself on the principles of Agile software development and related methods like Lean, Kanban, and Scrum. Agile in Education is not about the use of technology products and services. Instead, the focus is on the use of the technology development process and culture for learning.

Agile in Education seeks to create learning that is more adaptive, connected, and interdependent.

This journey is from:

Prescriptive to Iterative

Visible cycles of learning.

Making intentions explicit and visible fosters partnerships and allows for a meaningful and relevant education to emerge.

Content to Culture

Learning starts with whyit’s the big story.

The real lessons of life are embedded in experience.

Evaluation to Visible Feedback & Reflection

Nurturing the love of lifelong learning.

Partnering in a learning journey catalyzes continuous growth and ownership.

Control to Trust

Valuing the freedom of discovery.

Providing space for human diversity increases agency and self-direction.

Competition to Collaboration

The power of shared learning.

Sharing the individual perspective develops the social intelligence necessary for solving problems, communicating effectively, and deepening understanding.


For more about Agile schools, see the following resources:  

For a guide to using eduScrum with students, see: