Learning Sprints Tools

Click on each tool below for more information,
implementation steps and templates.

Watch the video to learn more about how
to use these tools.

Define

  • BOULDER, PEBBLE, SAND TOOL

    This tool helps you define with precision the focus of your sprint in terms of student outcomes.

  • STUDENT HEAT MAP TOOL

    This protocol helps teams to identify groups of students to target for their next sprint.

  • OUTCOMES HEAT MAP TOOL

    This protocol helps teams to consider the most important learning outcomes to improve.

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Understand

  • STUDENT INTERVIEW TOOL

    This tool provides insights into how your students experience learning.

  • EMPATHY SQUARE TOOL

    This tool provides powerful insights on what your students might be thinking and feeling during the learning process.

  • DEEPER REASON TOOL

    This protocol helps teams explore the deeper reasons why students might be struggling to make progress.

Design

  • RESEARCH JIGSAW TOOL

    This tool helps you engage with research that can inform the design of your intervention.

  • MUST DO, COULD DO TOOL

    This tool helps teams to come to a shared view of the most important teaching strategies to help students make progress.

  • KNOWLEDGE DATING TOOL

    This tool helps you mobilise internal knowledge and expertise from within your team and across your school.

  • EXTERNAL EXPERT TOOL

    This protocol helps teams engage with external experts to improve their sprint design.

  • STRATEGY SKETCH TOOL

    This tool helps teams to clarify and draw the new teaching strategies they will use.

  • PRECISION PEDAGOGY TOOL

    This tool helps teams to create a clear, concise outline of how your planned teaching interventions might lead to shifts in student learning.

  • STRATEGY SORT TOOL

    This tool helps teams to review a range of teaching ideas and make design decisions.

  • WE NEED NEXT TOOL

    This protocol asks teams to identify the professional learning they will need to be effective in implementing their sprint design.

Assess

  • LEAN ASSESSMENT PLAN TOOL

    This tools supports teams to identify how they will collect evidence of student learning progress throughout the sprint.

Review & Reset

  • CHECK-IN

    This meeting protocol helps teams to keep sprints on time and on track.

  • REVIEW & RESET TOOL

    This tool enables a team to review student learning progress at the end of a Sprint and set the next direction.