The Servant leadership workshop is one of the key required course a 5 Saturdays agility learning facilitator must take to lead the 5 Saturdays student workshops and achieve the Agility Facilitator certification.
In our time together, we will discuss the essential steps to pursue the actions of walking in the light of a servant leader to enable you to lead the 5 Saturdays workshops and serve the participating students and facilitators.
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Volunteer professionals mentor students and expose them to a career in technology and business, as well as teach them life skills, such as creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and agility using Scrum and Kanban.
This training will allow participants to earn certification as an Agility Facilitator and enable them to lead future
5 Saturdays’ student workshops worldwide.
Dr. Dave shares his gratitude for the 11 learning facilitators who dedicated time to share knowledge with the students who attended the 5 Saturdays workshop at Estancia High School. Sponsors include Scrum Alliance, Agile Alliance, KnolShare.org, UCI Extension, PM PrepCast. Donors include Mountain Goat Software, Scrum Day San Diego, Scrum Day Orange County, Calif., and ABS Foundation, as well as numerous individuals who contributed to the 5 Saturdays Program. Dr. Dave also thanks Dr. Dave Martinez of Estancia High School for being a champion of the 5 Saturdays S.T.E.M. initiative.
5 Saturdays hosted a workshop at Estancia High School (Costa Mesa, Calif.), teaching students life skills centered on Scrum and Agility, and career skills in technology and business. Here, English teacher Carrie Lester, who also attended, shares her experiences with the program. For info, visit 5Saturdays.org.
Recently Dr. Dave Cornelius, 5 Saturdays founder interviewed Dr. Dave Martinez, Estancia High School Assistant Principal. The discussion centers on how 5 Saturdays program adds value to Estancia High School “Project Lead the Way” engineer and design program, high school students, and future middle school students.
Dr. Dave: You have been a champion for the “Project Lead the Way” signature academy initiative for engineering and design at Estancia High School.
How does the 5 Saturday program support or help the students with the “Project Lead the Way” program?
Dr. Martinez: The way it helps is that it supplements what the students are learning in “Project Lead the Way” engineer and design program.
The “Project Lead the Way” program provides the hands on skills the students will need to succeed in college and career readiness. 5 Saturdays, I believe supplements with the technology, building resume, interviewing, and the interpersonal skills. Research shows that our kids need to have those skills upon graduation beyond the basic requirements. They need those career skills, so we see the 5 Saturdays program as supplementing what the students are getting in the “Project Lead the Way” program.
Dr. Dave: Did you get a chance to see any of the practices of agile while you attended the 5 Saturdays student workshops?
Dr. Martinez: I did speak with one of the facilitators, which was her first experience with it and those are skills that our students won’t see during the time at Estancia High School. We hope that this is something that we can infuse in the curriculum. These are skills the students are getting outside of the normal classroom experiences that they are getting here or the project-based learning in the “Project Lead the Way” program. We think this is a unique experience that the kids are enhancing themselves.
Dr. Dave: There are many schools that feed into Estancia High School.
How do you see the application of the 5 Saturdays program being transferrable to say students coming from middle school to Estancia High School?
Dr. Martinez: It is not a secret that Teewinkle middle school is our major feeder and Teewinkle has jumped on board with the “Project Lead the Way” gateway program. Those students are a nice feeder for our design and engineering program in the future. At first, I thought 5 Saturdays required a level of maturity for the students but from what I have seen, I am pretty confident that 8 graders can benefit from this and there is a cadre of kids that can benefit from what is being taught at 5 Saturdays. I have changed my mind about the maturity level required for success in the 5 Saturdays program and it is something the kids can learn and absorb. The technology skills the kids have right now, I am confident they can pick up on what is being taught at 5 Saturdays. This is one of those situations where I had to see it to believe it, to be able to be convinced that a 12 or 13 year old can grasp the benefit from it. I genuinely see that this can work at the middle school level as well.
Dr. Dave: Any final words?
Dr. Martinez: Just to say that Estancia High school has been really excited about partnering with 5 Saturdays this summer and we are looking forward to doing some future partnerships and getting our middle school involved as well, so we think that it has been successful that we started it here. We are looking to see how it will grow through out the year and we thank 5 Saturdays for partnering with Estancia High School