Quality Learning and Probletunity PDSA. The course covers the basic introductory history of quality improvement, and the Langford Learning Process to Improve Learning Systems using the Tool Time Capacity Learning Matrix, PDSA – Probletunity Overview, Tool Selector Matrix, and Probletunity Storyboard. David explains what a Capacity Matrix is, and then facilitates a small group of people applying the tools through the Probletunity PDSA process using 19 quality improvement tools from our Tool Time book.
The 19 quality improvement tools are: Affinity Diagram, Bar Chart, Benchmarking: Numerical, Benchmarking: Process, Column Chart, DIGA (Describe, Interpret Generalize Apply), Fishbone Diagram, Flow Chart: Deployment, Focus Groups, Gantt Chart, If…Then, Lotus Diagram, Morphing, Multi-Voting: Hot Dot, Operational Definitions, Parking Lot, Pie Chart, Problem Statement, and Run Chart.
The Quality Learning Probletunity PDSA course demonstrates to participants how to use the tools and then asks participants to apply the tools as they build their own Probletunity PDSA Storyboard. Each module is relatively short, ranging from 12 – 40 minutes. Applying the tools will take extra time, pending on how the groups decide to coordinate and work together. Each teacher or administrator can experience the course videos on their own and then work on a group PDSA with their colleagues.
"I learned what real learning is all about – a constant reflection of one’s progress toward attainable goals based on one’s prior experiences and knowledge. I wish I would have been taught this way! Thank you very much! Wonderful!"
"All of the complaints that I hear at school from other teachers center around student motivation: “The kids do not care,” Should we really give them rewards for things they should do anyway? I am excited to bring this new learning into my classroom and help my students reach a new level of learning. Thanks for a great conference!"
"I can use the tools, beyond the initial feedback processes, to narrow and identify what to work on and how to develop plans for improvement. I have identified how to begin a challenging conversation about grades and grading practices with an idea of how we can study the issues with volunteers from what I have learned in the past few days."
"The improvement coaching and Langford Learning online curriculum will continue to have an impact on my work in education for years to come. After this training, I am so motivated to bring the tools and knowledge to my school to help improve the work we do for students."
"My experience involved with David’s small group coaching sessions was great. David’s knowledge of improvement methodologies and his ability to address questions and issues with my project was very helpful. The Tool Time For Education book is an invaluable resource that I will continue to use in my improvement journey. Overall, working with David was a very impactful experience and I would recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about improving processes and understanding systems."
"I was completely new to improvement science and the methods and tools we would be using. I was able to take what I learned from the online training and coaching sessions directly to my students. I am so excited to begin next year with this new way of thinking about how to make improvements in my classroom."
"Improvement science is a practice that I am relatively new to. With David’s support and the Langford Learning online curriculum, I have gained a strong understanding of the impact this work can have on our organization as well as a clear framework to use when approaching possible opportunities for change."