Date: December 7, 2017
Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Bel-Aire Conference Center
2800 West 8th Street, Erie PA
Eligible for 1.5 Act 48 hours


NWIRC is pleased to present special guest and renowned author, Mike Rother.

Mike Rother will demonstrate the Kata in the Classroom exercise—with you as a participant—so you can run it with your own classroom or group. Your students can apply this skill pattern to many different activities in the classroom, at home, at work, and in life.

Who should attend?

K-12 Educators, Administrators and anyone who coaches and mentors students in STEM skills.


•Understand the simple, clear four‐step Improvement Kata scientific thinking pattern, to use with activities and projects during the school year.

•Learn how to use the Kata in the Classroom exercise to help you teach a meta-cognitive, scientific, cross‐curricular, “life skill” routine for successfully navigating the unpredictable landscape between us and our goals.



Mike Rother is an engineer, a researcher, teacher and speaker on the subjects of management, leadership, improvement, adaptiveness, and change in human organizations. He has been a member of the Industrial Technology Institute (Ann Arbor), the University of Michigan College of Engineering, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation (Stuttgart), and the Technical University Dortmund. He’s the author of several books, including Learning to See and Toyota Kata, and creator of Kata in the Classroom.



Details on Act 48 hours can be found here.

Seating is limited! Register by December 1, 2017.  Email with any questions. 





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