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About The Creative Learning Exchange
The Creative Learning Exchange (CLE)
The Creative Learning Exchange was founded as a non-profit in 1991 by the progenitor of the field of System Dynamics, Jay W. Forrester, to encourage the development of systems citizens who use systems thinking and system dynamics to meet the interconnected challenges that face them at personal, community, and global levels.
The Creative Learning Exchange encourages an active, learner-centered process of discovery for 3-19 year old students that engages in meaningful, real-world problem solving through the mastery of systems thinking and system dynamics modeling.
The Creative Learning Exchange’s Board of Trustees includes George P. Richardson, Professor Emeritus, University at Albany and Brad Morrison from Brandeis University, two of the foremost system dynamicists in the world, as well as Davida Fox-Melanson, an educator who actively encourages systems thinking in K-12 schools. Lees Stuntz has been the Executive Director for the entire history of the CLE.
Since its inception, the CLE has worked to encourage teachers and educators to use systems thinking and system dynamics in classrooms and schools throughout the United States as well as internationally.
The CLE has done this through its website that offers free curriculum, its products that include books and games that promote systems thinking, and a biennial conference to help educators and students learn and utilize systems thinking and system dynamics in the classroom and the school organization.