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Bringing System Dynamics to a School Near You: Suggestions for Introducing and Sustaining System Dynamics in K-12 Education.
Author(s): Debra Lyneis Subject: Implementation
  Presented at the 2000 International System Dynamics Society Conference in Bergen, Norway, this paper explains how system dynamics is introduced and sustained in schools, outlining some of the many generous contributions that have made the early growth of
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Consider The Gypsy Moth: An Example of System Dynamics for Carlisle
Author(s): Debra Lyneis Subject: Implementation
  An explanation of how system dynamics would "look" and work in a curriculum, using the gypsy moth caterpillar as a concrete example of its application in a science curriculum. A simple presentation which clearly demonstrates how to start using and underst
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Drawing and Reading Behavior over Time Graphs: Four Math Lessons to Build Graphing Skills
Author(s): Rob Quaden, & Debra Lyneis Subject: Math
  In this series of exercises, eighth grade math students learn how to read and interpret graphs, to draw graphs to specify their ideas and explain them to others, and develop the skills of thinking and communicating in terms of graphs.
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Economics and System Dynamics for Young Students
Author(s): Debra Lyneis, Rob Quaden, & Alan Ticotsky Subject: Social Studies
  Today's students need an understanding of economics and system dynamics to participate effectively and fully in our complex global economy, but very few schools teach either discipline. Carlisle, Massachussetts teachers have developed several basic econom
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GET MOVING! Solutions to the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity
Author(s): Omar Aboulezz, & Debra Lyneis Subject: Student Work
  What happens when kids spend hours every day watching TV or playing video games? Could these behaviors lead to obesity and serious illness? And, if so, what can we do about it? Omar Aboulezz, a fifth grader at the Flagg Street School in Worcester, Massa
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Graphing the Friendship Game: A Preliminary System Dynamics Lesson
Author(s): Alan Ticotsky, & Debra Lyneis Subject: Personal Growth and Development
  A variation on the original Friendship Game (SS1996-11FriendshipGame) becomes the foundation for an introductory graphing lesson for students in grades K, 1 and 2, adding graphing to the systems tools used and systems concepts learned in the game.
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Introductory Packet
Author(s): CLE Subject: Why K12 SD
  A packet of six articles to introduce system dynamics in education. Includes: a) System Dynamics And Learner-Centered-Learning In Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Education. (Jay W. Forrester) An argument for the necessity of change in the educational process and the applicability of system dynamics in K-12 education. By the founder of the discipline of system dynamics. b) Systems Thinking, Four Key Questions. (Barry Richmond) A general over-view. Interesting paper to read to get the perspective of a professional system dynamicist, c) Bring System Dynamics to a School near You ( Debra Lyneis.) An explanation of the methods people have used to bring system dynamics and learner-centered learning to schools across the US.d) Consider The Gypsy Moth: An Example of System Dynamics for Carlisle. (Debra Lyneis) An explanation of how system dynamics would "look" and work in a curriculum, using the gypsy moth caterpillar as a concrete example of its application in a science curriculum. A simple presentation which clearly demonstrates how to start using and understanding basic system dynamics and modeling. e) Infusing System Dynamics into Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Curriculum (Debra Lyneis) A guide to help infuse the system dynamics concepts into curriculum. f) System Dynamics in 25 Words or Less (Debra Lyneis) A short, succinct description of system dynamics.
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System Dynamics in K-12 Education: Lessons Learned
Author(s): Debra Lyneis, & Lees N. Stuntz Subject: Implementation
  This is a follow-up report from the 2001 SD in K-12 planning meeting held at Essex, MA. Key players in the K-12 SD field reflect on their work, lessons they have learned, and future plans.
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The Challenges of Infusing System Dynamics into a K-8 Curriculum
Author(s): Debra Lyneis, & Davida Fox-Melanson Subject: Implementation
  Presented to the 2001 International System Dynamics Society Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. This paper describes the process of developing and implementing system dynamics lessons in the Carlisle, MA Public Schools. Using one lesson as an example, it will
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The Future of System Dynamics and Learner-Centered Learning in K-12 Education-Essex Report
Author(s): Debra Lyneis, & Lees Stuntz, et. al. Subject: Implementation
  A report from the planning meeting held in Essex, MA, June 23 - July -1, 2001, presented at the International System Dynamics Society Conference in Palermo, Italy, July 2002. The participants at the Essex meeting developed a strategy to realize a vision o
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