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Best of the Minnesota Summit Webinars
February 20, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
SCRUM for Educators: How We Get Things Done, Accomplish More, and Stress Less
Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 3:00-4:00pm
Presented by: Ben Drewelow and Mike Smart, Intermediate District 287
Educators frequently find themselves overwhelmed with workloads and caseloads. Teachers report that they feel pulled in a thousand directions. Simply put, we have too many directions, too many initiatives, too many needs to meet, and not enough time in the day. Enter SCRUM, a project management process widely used in the software development industry. This highly effective methodology for managing work can be adapted to personal workflow, administrative initiatives, staff or student projects, professional committee work, teaching and learning, and more.
This session answers the often unasked question in education: How? How do we get things done? How do we achieve our desired results? How do we break out of the endless cycle of clarifying and analyzing challenges (talking), and into a pattern of developing and implementing solutions (doing)? You’ll leave this hands-on session with an overview of SCRUM, be able to apply practical SCRUM techniques immediately in your work, and have knowledge of free and open-source tools for managing SCRUM.
All Minnesota State employees are welcome to attend at no charge, free monthly webinars on topics related to teaching and learning with technology. These are offered through the Minnesota Learning Commons which sponsors the Minnesota Summit on Learning and Technology conference. The webinars include the most highly rated presentations from the past year’s Summit (2019), as well as presentations on special projects by educators from around the state.