Mediashift highlights Sasha Anawalt for innovative teaching strategy

Professor Sasha Anawalt and the USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Program were featured in a recent PBS Mediashift article titled "The J-School Scrum: Bringing Agile Development Into the Classroom."

The piece explained how Anawalt, director of arts journalism programs, uses a software development model called agile, which breaks projects into small components that are completed in group "sprints," to manage student work in a classroom setting. "Each student reports her progress in a 'scrum,' a short meeting where every participant says what she did that week, what she plans to do next and what the obstacles are in her way," the article read. “'We scrum at the beginning of every class now,' says Anawalt. 'It really works.'"

Read the full piece here.