Working to develop Systems Citizens in K-12 Education
DynamiQueST is a showcase of the power of simulations and creative student projects that utilize critical thinking skills to analyze complex dynamic systems.
On March 16, 2018 this student event returns to Worcester, MA. Students will participate in a large scale climate change simulation as well as present their own work. Learn the global power of system dynamics and experience what challenges their peers are tackling.
2018 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...
Registration for the conference is open! Register now to lock in the best rates and guarantee you room at the conference. Be there when Splash! is released!
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.
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.
Learn more, get the book, and some extensions (including some models with Stella Online!) at the Model Mysteries page.
New Year's News
A generous donor has put up a $16,000 match for Splash!
As soon as we raise $16,000, the donor will complete the funding for Version 1 of our intuitive, fun App.
This January we are finishing up a simple, running demo of Splash! and will be working on making a full Version 1 over the next 4 months to have it ready for the ST/DM conference, June 30-July 2.
Help us finish up funding!
$16,000 to go!
Splash! is a creative partnership between