I got asked by the Journal of the Oregon Association of School Libraries to write an article for their next publication explaining what we're up to with the Agile Learning Lab. I think I have a bit of an outline in my head:
Talk about Newberg's tagline: Inspire. Innovate. Succeed. Then talk about how this came out of community listening sessions and how the community really wants the schools to inspire innovation. Then talk about all the transitions we've had in leadership, but how the need for innovation is still the theme. Then ask how we inspire innovation. Then talk about looking to history in this valley: Ewing Young, pinot grapes, the start of A-dec. Three needs or opportunities and someone bold enough to try. We have lots of needs and opportunities now, and we want to put the tools in students hands to try something bold. And we think Agile can help ... this is where it gets fuzzy for me, and I need to review Agile Learning and how it can show up in the lab and in student learning and in our community.