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CLE Conference Archive for 2000
The Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling Biennial Conference

 

Here are the presentations and documents from the CLE conference in June of 2000. If you missed the most recent conference and you want to make sure that you do not miss the next one please register with the Creative Learning Exchange.

General Conference Materials:

Conference Program
The program for the System Thinking and Dynamic Modeling Conference hosted by the Creative Learning Exchange in June, 2000.

Keynote Address - Forrester
The keynote presentation by Professor Jay W. Forrester. Titled: Insights from Forty Years in System Dynamics

Keynote Address - Richardson
The keynote presentation by George P. Richardson. Titled: Insightful Little Models

Session Handouts and Presentations:

There are 44 sessions in total. Below each session number is the title of the session and the speaker. Session 01
Introduction to Systems Concepts and Tools - Joan Scurran, Julie Guerrero, and Mike Slootmaker, Waters Grant Project and Catalina Foothills SD 
Handouts: Session 01 Handouts

Session 02
Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling - John Heinbokel and Jeff Potash, Trinity College

Session 03
Building a Team's Capacity to Engage in Systemic Conversations - Micah Fierstein, Change Institute

Session 04
Students' Experiences with System Dynamics: Examples from Modeling the Environment - Andy Ford, Washington State University

Session 05
Right on Target! Developing Classroom-Based Observational Assessments - Johnnie McKinley, Instructional Specialist, Seattle Public Schools

Session 06
Teaching Government with System Dynamics - David Wheat, citizen advocate, Wheat Resources Inc.

Session 07
Use of SD as a Tool for Collaboration - Margie Varnadoe, Jan Mons, Mary Jo Davis, and Nell McCullers, Waters Grant Project, Glynn County Schools, Brunswick, GA

Session 08
Building Sustainable Interest in Modelling in the Classroom: The Implications of the S-curve for Hooking New Practitioners in Schools - Gordon Kubanek, Ottawa Carleton District Schools
Handout:Session 08 Handout

Session 09
The Dynamics of Health Education - Judith Lampi, Mentor, The Waters Foundation, Tubman Middle School

Session 10
Designing a Skills Matrix. Integrating Systems Thinking and System Dynamics into a K-8 School - Rob Quaden and Alan Ticotsky, Waters Grant Project, Carlisle Public Schools, Carlisle, MA

Session 11
What was the Impact of the Industrial Revolution on England, and Ultimately, on the Rest of the World? - Michael Bishop, Tubman Middle School, Portland, OR

Session 12
Group Modeling with the Hinesburg School District to Address the Problems of Overcrowding -Will Costello,Waters Grant Project and Chittenden South SD, Burlington, VT

Session 13
What Behaviors Are Desirable in Students Creating System Models? A Step Before Assessment from the Perspective of 9-12 Mathematics - Diana Fisher, Portland Public Schools

Session 14
System Dynamics in the Real World - Jim Lyneis, Sr. Vice-President at Pugh-Roberts Associates/PA Consulting

Session 15
The Impact of Simulation Models as a Tool for Chemical Concept Acquisition - Elina Nasakkala,Helsinki School, Finland

Session 16
"Stealth" Systems Education for Pre/In-Service Teachers at Every University - Len Troncale, Director, Institute for Advanced Systems Studies, California State Polytechnic University

Session 17
SyM Bowl Update: Encouraging and Recognizing Student Proficiency in System Dynamics Modeling - Wayne Wakeland, Portland State University

Session 18
Scientific Method and Sixth Grade Physics - Judy Butler and Jan Mons, Waters Grant Project, Glynn County Schools, Brunswick, GA

Session 19
Stories as a Means of Exploring and Understanding Causality and Other Systemic Thinking Concepts- Linda Booth Sweeney, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Session 20
How the Introduction of Systems Thinking Skills in Middle School Can Impact the Cognitive Development of Adolescents and Modify Their Propensity to Indulge in Risky Behaviors - Joan Engeldinger, M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies

Session 21
Integrating Systems Thinking and STELLA modeling throughout the Mathematics Curriculum - Anne Boswell, Tubman Middle School, Portland OR

Session 22
How We Got Started: A Story of Three Different Approaches 
Opening the Door to Systems Thinking at James M Bennett High School - Linda Davis 
Starting A System Dynamics Program in Your School for Students in Grades 7 through 12-The CC-STADUS/SUS-TAIN Experience - Ron Zaraza, Scott Guthrie 
An Account of a System Dynamics Course Held for K-12 Teachers, High School Students, and Community Members - Paul Newton, master's candidate in system dynamics, and Dr. Larry Smith, University of WI 
Handout:Session 22 Handout

Session 23
Using Systems Thinking in School Administration -Davida Fox-Melanson, Eileen Riley, Alan Ticotsky, Waters Grant Project, Carlisle Public Schools, Carlisle, MA

Session 24
Mining for Understanding: A Chemistry Unit -Jennifer Grant Prileson, Mike Slootmaker, Gillian Roehrig, Waters Grant Project and Catalina Foothills SD

Session 25
Fifth Graders Create the Future - Julie Guerrero, Rebecca Stewart, Waters Grant Project and Catalina Foothills SD 
Handout:Session 25 Handouts

Session 26
System Dynamics and Systems Thinking: the Curriculum Strategies for an Integrated Approach - Gaylen Brannon, Tubman Middle School, Portland, OR

Session 27
Community Dynamics of Moving toward System Thinking: A Dialogue. "Grounding Community Action in System Dynamics" - Roy Aiken, Paul Newton, Larry Smith

Session 28
Play the Systems Way - Tracy Benson, Joan Yates, Waters Grant Project and Catalina Foothills SD

Session 29
Using Systemic Communication to Improve Problem Solving - Kari Dean, Ron Michalak, Waters Grant Project and Catalina Foothills SD 
Handout:Session 29 Handouts

Session 30
Learning about Systems Thinking and Thinking Systemically about Learning - Janis Dutton, Author, Schools that Learn (A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook)

Session 31
Staff Development in Support of Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling Learning - Nan Gill and Heidi Taylor, Waters Grant Project and Catalina Foothills SD

Session 32
Build a Model with an Expert - Jim and Deb Lyneis

Session 33
Systems Thinking/System Dynamics - The Fourth R? - Mary Jo Davis, Becky Hill, Jan Mons, Clelia Scott, and Eugenia Taylor, Waters Grant Project, Glynn County Schools, Brunswick, GA

Session 34
Celebrating the Writing Metaphor: Accelerating Learning of Systems Thinking by De-Coupling the Learning Curves - Barry Richmond, High Performance Systems

Session 35
Systems Thinkers Needed for Today's Science Research - Linda Grisham, Lesley College, and Raquell Holmes, Boston University

Session 36
Systems Thinking in 5th Grade Social Studies - Scott Suter, Waters Grant Project and Catalina Foothills SD

Session 37
Developing a School-wide Approach to System Dynamics with Harriet Tubman Middle School Staff and Students - Mary Scheetz, Neomia Kendrix, Marianne Hall, The Waters Foundation, Tubman Middle School, Portland OR

Session 38
Using Systems Tools to Construct Knowledge of Linear Equations - Laura Stepanek and Ron Michalak, Waters Grant project and Catalina Foothills SD

Session 39
Learning to Teach about a Sustainable Future - Jack Byrne, Projects Director, Center for a Sustainable Future

Session 40
Using Systems Concepts and Tools in Counseling and Guidance - Terri Fletcher, Bari Ross, Waters Grant Project and Catalina Foothills SD 
Handout:Session 40 Handouts

Session 41
A Look at Change in Fourth Grade - Dick Maki. Larry Weathers, Waters Grant Project and Harvard Public School, Harvard, MA

Session 42
From Classroom Idea to Published Curriculum -Debra Lyneis, Rob Quaden, Carlisle Public Schools

Session 43
Understanding Ways of Knowing/Worldviews/Memes in Moving Systems Thinking throughout Schools and Communities - Randy Schenkat, Winona Council for Quality, Winona, MN

Session 44
A Systems Approach to Education Policy & Administration - David Wheat, citizen advocate, Wheat Resources Inc.

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