Embracing Agile in Education: Empowering Students for the Future | Jessica Cavallaro | 6 Min Read

July 24, 2023

In a rapidly evolving world, the need for an adaptive and future-ready educational system has become more crucial than ever. Enter Agile, a dynamic framework that has gained significant traction across various industries for its ability to foster collaboration, innovation, and flexibility. As educators, it’s essential to understand that Agile is not a full curriculum or set of provided lessons but rather a transformative way of working that empowers students and reduces stress on teachers.

It is essential to clarify what Agile means in education and how it can revolutionize the learning experience for students and teachers alike.

Agile: A New Way of Working

Agile was created in the field of software development. Work was not efficient, did not meet its purpose, and was ignoring the needs of customers. Instead of developing a heavily rigid way of working by standardizing and boxing in creativity, Agile was adopted as a lean adaptive framework based on the needs of the developers and the customers. 

Agile is a flexible framework based on how humans work together. The values and principles highlight the need for clear communication, open collaboration, high levels of reflection, and completing work in small increments, all…

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Jessica Cavallaro

As the co-founder of The Agile Mind and Chief Academic Officer of a pioneering online high school, Jessica Cavallaro is a key player in the educational revolution, infusing K-12 learning with Agile methodologies. Her 15-year tenure in education has been marked by a dedication to crafting meaningful educational experiences that drive classroom innovation and foster inquisitiveness. Jessica is dedicated to creating systems that enhance student autonomy, ensuring that every learner's voice is heard and valued. Beyond her educational leadership, Jessica is an esteemed keynote speaker, spreading her vision for transformative education and the critical role of flexibility in learning.