EduSCRUM 1.0: A Pathway to Student Engagement | Jessica Cavallaro | 6 Min Read

This year we faced an incredible number of challenges from distance learning to plexiglass, but the lessons from the spring of 2020 have been learned.

We must keep kids connecting, collaborating, and socializing. They must be challenged and engaged. The standard education no longer makes the cut. 

Last summer, like every other educator, I was nervously anticipating the new school year. We had no idea if we would be in person, hybrid, or something in between. Fortunately, I found Agile and SCRUM and instantly knew that these frameworks would provide the systems that would create healthy, social, engaging learning experiences in the upcoming year. 

To ensure that students take agency in their education and enjoy coming to class, no matter the means, I decided to launch the eduScrum framework and agile mindset to drive my project-based learning for the entire 2020 – 2021 school year. 

On the first day of school students had no idea they were about to engage in the world of eduScrum, but they knew their education in my classroom would not be typical. 

EduScrum’s goals are to empower students, engage in constant reflection, improvement, student choice, and freedom. This leads to deeper learning and the…

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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.