“They (Children) will manage our country, our industry, our agriculture, our services, our government. They will do the work of the future. I wonder if anything is more important than children and their education." - Dr. W. Edwards Deming - The Essential Deming, Chapter 6 on “There is no Substitute for Knowledge”
The Introduction to Deming in Education Seminar is a two-day interactive event and hands-on approach to the Deming Method. It is a time for educators to deepen their own understanding and to expose colleagues to the Deming theory. The seminar is designed for those interested in making a profound and sustained difference in education and inspiring “joy in learning” in the next generation of students.
Many educators have experienced years of frustration, trying new programs time and again and wondering why improvement does not happen. The Deming method is not another new program; it is a philosophy, a way of making decisions that returns the power of thinking, creativity and performance back to the students and teachers responsible for the results. It is possible to see the Joy of Learning return to everyone in the education system, including parents.
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At the seminar you will learn how the Deming principles produce a brain-based learning environment, how to apply Deming’s systems thinking in education, what learning looks like in the new system, and simple methods to get started in your classroom, school or university.
“My team came up with a great way to collect data from students and figure out a great way to use that data to further our discussions and planning in our departments for meaningful change!” Shona Abereg - Assistant Principal
“Great 4 days! Very engaging and inspiring. Thank you for giving me permission to take risks and not be ruled by the system. I’m excited about making changes with my students for continual improvement. I can’t wait to get started.” Inede Vanvliet - Teacher - Plenty Parklands, Australia
“This course has been very valuable to me as a leader. It has provided great tools to support quality implementation of changes that will really make the difference. It incorporates ways to drill down to the key causes or blocks to moving forward in a successful direction while bringing all key stake holders on board. Thank you." Felicity Bruce - Principal - Australia.
Who is David P. Langford: David is an Advisory Board Member for The W. Edwards Deming Institute® providing guidance on their education initiatives. As Founder and CEO of Langford International, Inc. David has devoted his research and work toward developing and applying quality methodology, brain research and concepts to improve student learning, school leadership and school performance for the past 23 years. Working directly with Dr. Deming, David developed a powerful understanding of how to put into action and inspire innovative and visionary learning in classrooms, schools, districts and universities around the world through his seminars, workshops and consulting. A former K-12 teacher and university professor, Langford has applied Dr. Deming’s principles in his own classrooms, with individual schools, in school districts and in universities, leading to better student outcomes and more engaged teachers. Read more about David
We Need to Think Differently: Watch a short excerpt from David Langford's 2015 Deming In Education Conference presentation.
|Event Pricing:||Regular: $550|
Parking Cedarbrook Lodge offers valet parking or self-parking for all overnight guests and meeting attendees. A discounted rate of $10/night for self-parking and $15/night for valet parking has been extended for W. Edwards Deming Conference attendees. Day parking is included for meeting attendees who are not spending the night.
Cedarbrook Shuttle Our complimentary shuttle is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We pick up and drop off at the SeaTac Airport, SeaTac Light Rail Station, and Tukwila Amtrak Station. We do not schedule pickups ahead of time. Upon your arrival at the SeaTac Airport, please cross the sky bridge into the parking garage and proceed to the “shuttle pick up” at island #1 or #3. Once there please call the Front Desk at (206) 901-9268 or dial “56” on the phone at the island and we will dispatch a shuttle promptly. On your departure from Cedarbrook, simply set up a departure time with the Front Desk.
Downtown Seattle Our complimentary shuttle can take guests to Sea-Tac Light Rail Station. The most popular stop is Westlake Center, which drops you off in the center of Downtown Seattle and just two blocks from Pikes Place Market.
Tours The company we use for tours is called Tours Northwest. They pick up directly at Cedarbrook Lodge.
Mall This is the largest shopping center in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle Express picks up directly at Cedarbrook Lodge and is a complimentary shuttle service that can take guests to the mall. Near the mall, they have Acme Bowl and Round 1 Entertainment, which are both great venues for activities such as bowling, billiards, karaoke, etc. There are also many restaurants in this area.