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Friday, March 29 • 9:00am - 10:30am
Our Most Powerful Tool to Transform Education is Hiding in Corporate America: Leveraging the Agile Mindset to Drive Deeper Learning

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"I am totally vested in Agile and I see gains in students when following Agile principles."

Mark Matson, Iowa BIG Teacher

As the pace of technological advancement increased at an unprecedented rate over the last several decades, the complexity of the accompanying problems began to outstrip the capability of many organizations’ processes and the mindsets supporting them. In response, groups of grass roots thought workers began experiments with unconventional new ways of thinking about how to solve these problems, and the Agile mindset was born.

Flash forward to the present, where the Agile mindset has allowed companies to stay competitive in a world where change is the only constant, demand for continuous evolution of products and services is the de facto expectation, and high-functioning, collaborative teams are must-haves. Agile solves problems and creates opportunity by encouraging small, safe iterations of work with robust feedback. One primary focus?  Learning as quickly as possible. Why should this mindset, one that is enabling humans to solve incredibly complex problems faster than ever before, be in the domain of education? Because Agile is a mindset of learning; and the job of school is learning.

This session will provide an introduction to the Agile mindset. You’ll quickly see how the simple tenets of Agile empower and engage students ways that traditional learning simply can’t. The ideas presented aren’t theoretical. Agile is driving dramatic improvement in schools focused on producing deeper learning and strong agency through authentic projects. One such school, Iowa BIG, has implemented Agile and has dramatically improved an already strong approach to learning. Hear directly from Iowa BIG about how Agile is fundamentally changing outcomes for students and teachers. 

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Nate Adams

Agile Coach/Software Architect, NewBoCo
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Trace Pickering

Executive Director, Iowa BIG

Friday March 29, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
HTE 203

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