Kata in the Classroom with Mike Rother
Date: October 17, 2017
Time: 10:30am-12pm; 3-7pm
Location: Geotech | Denver
Address: 2650 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80205, USA
Cost: This event is free to K-12 educators and administrators. Each participant will also receive a free Kata in the Classroom simulation kit.
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Renowned author and Kata expert, Mike Rother, will present a three-part full-day workshop on using Kata in the classroom and how to teach your students the habit of critical thinking and problem solving to achieve their goals.
This workshop is intended for K-12 educators and administrators. A slightly different set of offerings are available for manufacturing participants. More information can be found here.
Session 1 | 10:30am – 12pm
The first session is centered around a 90-minute hands-on demonstration of the Kata in the Classroom (KiC) exercise, geared toward K-12 administrators who want to know more about how to introduce and practice its pattern of practical scientific thinking in a classroom.
Two-Part Afternoon Session
The afternoon session begins with emphasis on Kata in manufacturing and then moves into classroom application. Educators and administrators are welcome to attend the whole session or arrive at 5:00pm for the classroom portion. Each participant will receive a complimentary Kata in the Classroom simulation kit with materials to run your own 40-50 minute classroom session.
3-5pm: Manufacturers’ Kata session¬educators welcome to attend free of charge
5:00pm: Arrive and network with manufacturers from previous session
5:30pm: Overview and Kata in the Classroom simulation with Mike Rother
6:30pm: Q&A and discussion
Mike Rother will also be joined by Dan Vermeesch who will share the powerful transformation the Kata Culture brought to Micron being on their lean journey for 14 years and being awarded the Shingo Silver Medallion for Operational Excellence. “We thought we knew what we were doing for all those years, and then along came Kata and a significant shift in thinking,” says Vermeesch. Experiments ranging from duct tape and rubber bands inside a brand new $350,000 machine to pushing tools so hard they lit the machine on fire – TWICE! – will be shared during this 45 minute interactive session.