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CSM for Educators

Certified Scrum Master® for Educators

Learn how this industry-proven Agile framework for developing innovative products can be used in the classroom for student-centered learning and Project-Based Learning.

  • Interactive & highly impactful training approach: you'll both learn and retain knowledge

  • Practical tools & techniques you can apply immediately

  • Gain deep insights learned through applying Agile techniques in the classroom and in industry

  • Earn 14 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

  • Earn the industry-respected CSM® certification upon passing the Scrum Alliance online exam. (Exam fee is included in the course registration.)

Educators receive a 75% discount! That’s only $295 to register. Use this discount code: AgileTeacher

Hear directly from Bret Thayer’s High School students about how they use Agile in the classroom in the Agile Uprising Podcast!

See the impact that Agile has had at Grandview prep…

Read about Scrum from the perspectives of four students at Hope High School in Arizona..

Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®)

The Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) course is an immersion into the ScrumMaster role with hands-on activities teaching how to build high-performing Agile teams and optimize your effectiveness using Scrum.

What you’ll learn:

  • Agile values & principles – how to 'Be Agile', not just 'Do Scrum'

  • How to create student-centered learning teams using Scrum

  • How to apply Scrum for Project-Based Learning (PBL)

  • The Scrum framework – how all the pieces fit together, and what’s missing

  • The Scrum roles: Product Owner, ScrumMaster, and Development team (and what these mean in a classroom setting)

  • The Responsibilities – and mindset - of the ScrumMaster

  • Techniques to effectively facilitate team meetings

  • How to collect and share actionable metrics

  • Ways to help your team manage a product backlog (prioritized list of work) and their daily tasks

  • Leveraging user stories for better definition of work requirements

  • Techniques to have high-impact Retrospectives for process improvement and meta-cognition

  • Tools for coaching a team to high performance

  • A framework for overcoming roadblocks on the path to Agility

  • Proven solutions to common obstacles in organizations on their Agile journey

what our customers are saying:

The class was absolutely fabulous. Brad was very knowledgeable. He is one of the best instructors I’ve met in my 30+ year career.
— Doug Hall, Sr. Integration Manager

Awesome. Very engaging.
— Shavaughn Swain

I have done Agile for years but still found lots of great new techniques & ideas. It also helped me revisit why I believe in Agile.
— Shawna B., Director of Product

I still recall my agility training in Denver from several years ago. It was monumental for my career development, and I continue to be very grateful and fortunate for the opportunity.
— Britta Eriksen, M.A.

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lead trainer: Brad Swanson, CST®, CEC

Brad Swanson started building software at age 10 on the Apple IIe and has worked as a developer, manager, consultant, and coach for 24 years. He was an early adopter of Agile practices, starting with eXtreme Programming (XP) in 1999. As a Coach, Brad has led successful Agile transformations at multi-national enterprises, startups, and everything in between. As a trainer, he has taught thousands of people across the globe. Brad is also a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) and Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC) with expertise in XP, Scrum, Lean and Kanban. Brad served as President of Agile Denver from 2008 to 2013, and now serves as a volunteer Advisor to the Board.

Associate trainer: Bret thayer, high school teacher and founder, agile in the classroom

Bret Thayer has been a classroom teacher for the Colorado Public School system since 1995 and a CSM since 2015. He is excited to get the word out about how Agile can transform learning and teaching practices in our schools. He has presented Agile in the Classroom to students, teachers, and leaders in the technology field across Colorado. He has also presented at InnEdCo (2017), Mile High Agile (2018), Global Scrum Gathering in Minneapolis (2018), ISTE in Chicago (2018), and ACT Colorado College and Career Readiness Conference (2018).

Training Materials & Resources

Are you looking to download training materials from one of our classes? Check the email from your instructor with the password and access training materials & resources here.

Please contact us if you attended but don’t have the password.