2017 is the 4th successful 5 Saturdays workshop and we can not wait to see what is to come in the future. Dr. Dave, founder of the 5 Saturdays program share his experience after introducing the Lean Business Startup and Innovation course in 2017.
5 Saturdays connects with non-profit organizations and other groups to provide a learning experience for high school and college students in Agility using Scrum and Kanban, blended with career-focused skills in technology and business. This unique STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Agile, and Math) program emphasizes Agile project-based learning that encourages students to embrace self-directed innovations.
Volunteer professionals serve as learning facilitators and support the student learners to have a positive and productive learning experience during the student workshops.
At the conclusion of the 5 Saturdays program, learning facilitators and students are ready to:
- Practice Agile life skills
- Communicate and lead
- Collaborate in a team to develop a self-organized project
- Innovate with business and technology disciplines
- Use job readiness skills
Other benefits include:
- Increased personal confidence to succeed
- Skills that are transferable to community and work activities
- Professional development credits (PDUs or SEUs)
We are proud to partner with Agile Alliance and its members to teach students Agile practices, as well as educate them about technology and business skills.
We encourage you to learn more about 5 Saturdays and opportunities to become a learning facilitator or to start new 5 Saturdays programs in communities globally. Learn more.
Students learn Agile Life schools:
Agile Learning Facilitator Gives Back:
Father and Son Share the Joy of Giving:
Agile2016 in Atlanta, GA. Howard Sublett met with Dr. Dave to discuss the value of starting a Science, Technology, Engineering, Agile, Math (STEAM) program to bring agility to the next generation of software and business leaders.
5 Saturdays Train the Facilitator program kicked off on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Vanguard University with 17 enthusiastic professionals learning about agility with Scrum and software development concepts with Alice. The event was highlighted in the Daily Pilot newspaper article. Click here to learn more.
AGILE ALLIANCE SPONSORS 5 SATURDAYS EDUCATION PROGRAM
Will Support Volunteer Training & Program’s Goal to Teach Students Agile Skills
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE…March 9, 2015…COSTA MESA, CALIF….5 Saturdays, an innovative Orange County-based education program, today announced that Agile Alliance, an international non-profit committed to advancing Agile principles and practices in software development, will sponsor 5 Saturdays’ education initiatives aimed at helping students open a door to a career in information technology.
Agile Alliance sponsorship will be used by 5 Saturdays for the training of volunteer professionals at workshops in 2015. Attendees at the two-day workshops will receive 16 hours of Agile and Scrum face-to-face training, as well as 12 hours of self-paced training and 12 hours of facilitating 5 Saturdays workshops. Combined, this training will allow participants to earn certification as an Agility Facilitator and enable them to lead future 5 Saturdays student workshops worldwide.
5 Saturdays founder Dave Cornelius, DM, said that sponsorship from Agile Alliance is valuable recognition of the group’s efforts to teach high school students Agile and other important life skills. “We are honored to receive support from Agile Alliance,” Cornelius said. “Our goal is to introduce students to a career in information technology and business and empower them through agility and innovation. Our ‘train the facilitator’ approach and volunteer professionals are key to making that happen. We are excited to train facilitators so they can support students and provide a positive and productive learning experience in creative and critical thinking, effective communications, and agility using Scrum and Kanban during the 5 Saturdays student workshops across the globe.”
According to Phil Brock, managing director of the Agile Alliance, the organization is pleased to sponsor the 5 Saturdays facilitator training. “The goal of the Agile Alliance is to support programs and activities focused on teaching and applying Agile principles and practices,” Brock said. “We are impressed with 5 Saturdays and its vision of reaching students and introducing them to Agile and other important life skills. Facilitators are an integral part of the learning experience, and we support the ‘train the trainer’ approach that will allow others to host 5 Saturdays student workshops in their local communities, helping to expand the global focus of the program.”
About Agile Alliance
Agile Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the concepts of Agile software development, as outlined in the Agile Manifesto. With nearly 17,000 members and subscribers around the globe, Agile Alliance is driven by the principles of Agile methodologies and the value delivered to developers, organizations, and end users. Agile Alliance organizes the annual Agile Conference, the industry’s leading event that attracts worldwide practitioners, academia, business, and vendor-partner community members. The Agile2015 Conference is scheduled August 3–8, 2015, in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.agilealliance.org.
About 5 Saturdays
5 Saturdays, based in Costa Mesa, Calif., supports non-profits and other organizations with collaborative and project-based education outreach initiatives in local communities. Using a curriculum created by founder Dr. Dave Cornelius, 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. Visit 5Saturdays.org for more information.