S4S – Schools & Projects

Who are the schools and people behind the Scrum4Schools projects? Find out who works with Scrum4Schools and what experiences teachers and school directors have had with agility.

“Does Scrum4Schools also work in distance learning?” was an important question during the pandemic-related school closures. “Of course!” is our answer.

Ivan Topic, who teaches mathematics and physics at the Haizingergasse secondary school in Vienna’s 18th district, saw the framework of virtual teaching not as an obstacle but as an opportunity. Together we implement the first Scrum4Schools project in distance learning.

We adjusted Scrum4Schools for the special challenges of distance learning and adapted it to the needs of the class. The students learned to work together virtually in self-organized teams, even in alternating models. In the process, they independently acquired the learning content and prepared it for their classmates in entertaining and educational presentations. Read more in the blog (only in German).

Case Study

The special challenges of distance learning have been adapted to meet the needs of the class. Read more. (only available in German)

Children and young people learn a new way of thinking that helps them to navigate for example in the business world, not only today, but also in the future .

Ivan Topic | Physics Teacher, Gymnasium Haizingergasse
Since March 2020, we have been advising the Carl Severing College for Business and Administration of the City of Bielefeld on the introduction of agile working methods in the course of study at the Higher Commercial School.
 
Two pilot teams are leading the way as pioneers in agile school development: the Higher Commercial School Management Team and the Digital Classroom Team. In the medium to long term, the aim is to transfer agile working methods to the teaching of other teachers and thus also to the classroom (Scrum4Schools as a learning method).

Scrum4Schools Coaching at a Higher Commercial School

Scrum4Schools and CSBWV agree on permanent coaching of teachers. Read more.

IMS Lanzendorf is a Lower Austria-based secondary school known for its progressive teaching methods. For about 10 years, the school has been offering interest- and society-oriented instruction for about 200 young people from 10 to 15 years of age. Starting in 3rd grade, students choose between the subject spectrums of technology ( MINT), ecology or economics, thus individually promoting their strengths. The school setup is embedded in an overall concept of personal space, care and leisure.

At IMS Lanzendorf, self-determined work is at the heart of school education. One component is Scrum4Schools - we have been using it for over 1.5 years in different dosages. Personally, I am very much convinced of Scrum4Schools as a methodology because it takes into account the spirit of the times. Scrum4Schools is efficient and allows students an incredibly high degree of self-control - an ability that prepares them optimally for their later (working) life.

Mag. Reinhard Ransböck | Director at the IMS Lanzendorf

The Munich University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest universities for applied sciences in Germany. Around 18,400 students currently choose from a range of courses in the fields of technology, economics, social studies and design. The focus of the university is on applied research and practical orientation with partners from business, society and politics. In addition to academic qualifications for experts and managers, a course of study at the University of Applied Sciences Munich also offers scientific specializations that prepare students for a doctorate.

I use Scrum4Schools in my business administration lectures and make the connection to very practical topics. In one lecture, for example, students designed the introduction of agile principles in a large company. After a short familiarization period Scrum4Schools helped the students enormously to structure, coordinate and design their work. I would like to emphasize the continuous feedback process at Scrum4Schools and the preparation and guidance by borisgloger consulting.

Prof. Holger Günzel | Munich University of Applied Sciences
Interview with students of the Evangelische Schule Berlin Zentrum and Carsten Rasche of borisgloger consulting at the Agile Beyond IT 2019 in Munich (only available in German)

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In our blog we continuously publish impressions from our projects as well as valuable tips for the Scrum4Schools everyday life. (only available in German)