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Working to develop Systems Citizens in K-12 Education

2018 CLE Conference

CLE Conference

The Creative Learning Exchange’s biennial ST/DM conference provides a unique opportunity for educators, teachers, and administrators. At each of these conferences, world-renowned system dynamicists, systems thinkers, and educators who have been involved in this field for many years join us to share wisdom, information, curriculum, and tips on educating our students for the 21st Century. Both experienced educators and those who are new to system dynamics and systems thinking will find informative and interesting sessions and networking opportunities. Learn more...

Splash! A New Way to Play

Create animated models of ecosystems. Predator and Prey dynamics? No problem with Splash! Think what fun kids will have using this new visual software to learn and integrate the powerful concepts of systems thinking to use as they they think critically about the world.

Over the years we have found that the gap between the kinesthetic and pencil and paper tools (games, behavior-over-time graphs, causal loop diagrams and connection circles) and stock/flow mapping and modeling has been hard to cross for many students and teachers. We think Splash! will help bridge the gap.

Splash! is a creative partnership between the CLE and BTN.
Learn more about Splash!.

Model Mysteries

Model Mysteries Book Cover

An Exploration of Vampires, Zombies, and Other Fantastic Scenarios to Make the World a Better Place

by Anne LaVigne and Lees Stuntz

If you’re interested in thinking about how to solve mysteries and like the idea of creating computer models and applying them to real-world problems, this book is for you. You can use it independently as a student, work with a group of students, or if you’re a teacher, share it with interested students to complete a guided or independent study.

 

Download the Model Mysteries Book

 

Already downloaded the book? See what the next steps are (including some models with Stella Online!) at the Model Mysteries page.

 

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Splash!

 


Splash! A New Kind of System Dynamics Software

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Recent Newsletter Articles

Model Mysteries
System Dynamics Apps Mini-Lessons!
by Anne LaVigne

Retire Rich

The CLE is excited to announce the development of mini-lessons using our system dynamics apps. These simple, fun and engaging apps are ready for use on phones, tablets, or Chromebooks. They are quick to use and create excellent insight for all ages using system dynamics models.These lessons feature interactive pdfs that can be used in the classroom or as fun individual activities.

See the lessons and the apps.

Read more in The Exchange

A New Kind of System Dynamics Software

What is Splash!?

Liquid Physics + System Dynamics = Splash!

Designed primarily for tablets and mobile devices, Splash! combines liquid physics simulations with system dynamics in a way that emphasizes fun, delight, and ease-of-use as much as it does the core principles of system dynamics. We have raised $16,000! Help us reach our goal today!

Read more in The Exchange or visit the Splash! page.

 

Download the most recent copy of The Exchange vol 26.3

 

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