An Agile Mindset is an essential skill for all who wish to navigate an ever evolving world.
Jessica Cavallaro is an educator, innovator, and change maker in education. She discovered Agile as a solution to keep her students connected, collaborating, and creating while distance learning and it transformed her pedagogy. Jessica has trained with L-EAF.org to become a LearningFLOW certified educator. She found such profound benefits in the agile framework that she co-founded The Agile Mind to help bring this journey to educators and students everywhere.
Jessica believes that education should be messy, collaborative, and engaging. She has always been an early adopter of techniques that will bring more student agency and active learning in the classroom. She is highly trained in implementing project-based learning and design thinking.
Jessica is passionate about pushing education to evolve to meet the needs of today’s students. She believes that education should always be purposeful and adaptable, providing skills and relationships that will benefit students as they grow.
Jessica has worked primarily as a social studies teacher in New York, Connecticut, and Florida. Her career has provided her with experiences in public and private schools and given her the opportunity to learn from experts in a variety of settings. As a teacher that has negotiated standards, protocols, and rules in several districts she aims to support teachers in their development of creating student first curriculum where all student needs are met. She is passionate about developing better systems that put students first in education.
L-EAF certified Educational Agility coaches, eager to share the knowledge and application with all.
Roslynn (Ros) is an educator with over 17 years of experience teaching. She has taught Kindergarten and 1st Grade, but her passion is for Middle School.
She practiced environmental law before transitioning to teaching. Ros is a self-proclaimed “science geek”, so teaching middle school science was a perfect fit. She has taught all middle grades (6th-8th grades), but currently teaches 7th Grade Earth and Space Science. She believes that the best part of science is the organized chaos of the inquiry process: asking questions, getting your hands dirty, hypothesizing, experimenting, proving and disproving hypotheses, experimenting again, etc. Through these steps students (and teachers) learn that there is not just THE answer, there is AN answer that could solve a given set of parameters.
This is why Ros is a practitioner and advocate for Agile in the classroom. She believes that this framework instills a mindset in teachers and students of collaboration, communication, teamwork, experimentation, and reflection that can help us solve problems while learning content with minimally wasted time. As a Co-Founder of The Agile Mind, she hopes to help other educators make the transformation to an Agile framework and see the power of becoming a facilitator of student agency and empowerment every day.