Agile Learning Lab

Agile Learning doesn't necessarily need a space or a lab, does it? But it helps, right? Having some tools and materials, that helps.

I have been tasked with the creation of an Agile Learning Lab in an unused computer lab at Newberg High School. We've already started (see Getting Out of the Way), but now I have to do some grant writing about the space, which is forcing me to ask some questions.

These questions seem a little premature, especially in that I want the uses of the space and the tools and materials in the space to be user-driven and user-selected. Who are the users? Students and teachers.

So, how do I get students and teachers into that space? And how to get them to start trying things? And what if they are not ready or don't know how to do Agile Learning? I talked to Matt Miller the other day about how maybe prepackaged content of some kind — a selection of 4 or 5 hands-on projects that could connect to almost any content area — might be a necessary support.

To quote my friend John Spencer on this one, "Actually, support can inspire and support creativity.