Experiences from eduScrum and Blueprint Education
Schools are using Scrum to help teams of students to learn more effectively and develop themselves in an enjoyable way. The self-organized student teams work in sprints to learn subjects and evolve the learning process. Results from the agile way of working are improved quality of education, higher grades and motivated students. The student teams and teachers used retrospectives to evaluate the learning processes, and improve the way that Scrum can be used for teaching.
Scrum is used by students as an engaging and self-organizing way to work collaboratively and dynamically at Blueprint High School, based in Chandler Arizona. This High School is operated by Blueprint Education, a nonprofit organization that specializes in academic options for nontraditional students. John Miller from Agile Schools has helped Blueprint High School to deploy Scrum as part of their vision to prepare students for the 21st century skilled workforce.
The Ashram College in Alphen aan de Rijn, The Netherlands uses eduScrum, an educational version of Scrum for usage in Secondary education/High school and Secondary Professional training. With eduScrum, students work together in an energetic, targeted and effective way. The eduScrum team consists of 3 Scrum Masters who work independently together to support and continuously improve eduScrum.
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