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System Dynamics/Systems Thinking Training
The following are a few opportunities for further training in systems thinking and system dynamics.
WPI [Worcester Polytechnic Institute]: Graduate studies in System Dynamics
is proud to offer online graduate level
courses and a graduate certificate in System
Dynamics. Students can take up to two courses
before deciding whether they want to apply
for the certificate. This allows you an
opportunity to take select courses if you
More information at www.wpi.edu/Academics/ADLN/Programs/SD/
The System Dynamics Society: Courses in System Dynamics
The System Dynamics Society mantains a listing of courses and universities offering courses in SD throughout the world.
Learn more at http://www.systemdynamics.org/courses_in_sd.htm
isee systems training
isee and its partners offer a variety of systems thinking workshops and product training opportunities for both STELLA and iThink software. Specific courses are tailor designed for their audience and may include instruction relevant to business modelers, educators or government planners.
More information at isee systems
Systems Thinking in Schools Level 1: Classroom and School Applications
This four-day workshop will provide an introduction to systems thinking and its connections to other effective instructional practices. Using the tools of systems thinking, i.e. Behavior-Over-Time graphs, causal loop diagrams, stock/flow maps and models created with STELLA® software, participants will learn about, practice, and adapt applications of systems thinking to standards-based teaching and school improvement strategies.
Check with The Waters Foundation for information on dates and times.
Systems Thinking in Schools Level 2: Classroom Instruction and Culture - Designing & Assessing Instructional Strategies
This workshop builds upon the understanding of basic systems thinking concepts introduced in the prerequisite Level 1 course. Participants will meet once per month in a collaborative action learning process to address the following topics:
Design of applications
More information at The Waters Foundation
CC Modeling Systems and Portland State University
A sequence of 3 online courses that introduce System Dynamics modeling for math and science instructors who want to include model-building lessons in their courses is provided by CC Modeling Systems, LLC in cooperation with Portland State University. Each course can be taken with or without the 3 graduate credit option. Numerous short online videos take participants, step-by-step, through model-building activities that can then be used with their students. Model-building lessons that have been used in the classroom (with students ages 15 to 20+), are also provided. Each course is capped at 15 participants.
Course 1: Basic Models (10 weeks)
Course 2: More Advanced Models (10 weeks, pre-requisite: Course 1)
Course 3: Building Original Models from the News (10 weeks, pre-requisite:
More information at CC Modeling Systems.