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CLE Conference Archive for 2008
The Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling Biennial Conference


Here are the presentations and documents from the CLE conference in June of 2008. If you missed the most recent conference and you want to make sure that you do not miss the next one please registerwith the Creative Learning Exchange.

General Conference Materials:

Conference Program
Poster - SystemiTool
Poster - Pyramid Educational Games


Peter Senge: Educating for Systems Citizenship
Elaine Johnson: Brain-Based Learning. How does what we know about the brain inform us about students’ learning? Bibliography
George Richardson: On the Foundation of Systems Thinking and System Dynamics

Session and Handouts

Saturday, June 28

• Introductory Systems Thinking (Based on The Shape of Change Books): Rob Quaden and Alan Ticotsky
Systems Games from The Systems Thinking Playbook: Dennis Meadows and Linda Booth Sweeney
• Developing Teacher Leaders: Using Systems Tools in School-Based Action Research Projects: Tim Lucas
• Beginning System Dynamics Modeling: Diana Fisher
• The Commons: Sustainability and Systems Thinking: Jaimie Cloud
Converting Simple SD Models Into Games: Dennis Meadows

Sunday, June 29

The Exponential Factor: Tip the Dynamics in Your Favor to Improve Schools: Tracy Benson
• Using The System Dynamics Process To Create Classroom Lessons: Diana Fisher
Inquiring Minds Want To Know: Sheri Marlin
• Utilizing ST/SD to Bring Inductive Reasoning to Standardized Curricula (especially Biology): Steven Roderick
Teaching Personal Finance Using System Dynamics: John Heinbokel, Jeff Potash
Systems Thinking and the Internet: We’ve Only Just Begun!: Anne LaVigne, Mary Scheetz, Joan Yates
• A Case Study on International Collaboration with China: Rob Skiff, Piper Stover

An Effective Planning Tool for English Composition Writing, First through Fifth Grades: Ng Kok Leong
• A Workshop in SD Notetaking Across the Curriculum: David Wheat
Systems and Water Science Pilot Program for High School Students: Rudy Renya, Elizabeth Pate, Ben Jurewicz
• Designing Democratic Communities for Trust in Learning: Lisa Kensler
Let NCLB=New Curricula Leverages Brainpower (through Systems Thinking): Andrea Davidson, Joan Yates
Using the System Dynamics Process on News Articles in the Classroom: Hongyan Zhang
Teaching Physics in High School Using a Semiquantitative Modeling Environment: Cristiane de Olivera, Fabio Sampaio
• Advanced System Dynamics Modeling (previous experience required): George Richardson

Monday, June 30

• System Dynamics with Young Children, a View from the Netherlands: Jan Bisschops
• Collaborative Systems Modeling Teaching the Principles of Ecological Economics: Ida Kubiszewski, Roelof Boumans
• Informing Educational Policy Using System Dynamics: Ralph Brauer, John Heinbokel, Jeff Potash
• Cross-Culturally Exploring the Potential for Systems Thinking as an Instructional Foundation: Rob Quaden, Larry Weathers, Sami Kuo, Diana Hou
The Value of Model-Based Simulators for Teaching ST Principles and Subject Matter with Dynamic Content: Gary Hirsch
• Systems Concepts and the Design of a Household or Classroom Marine Aquarium (Slides : Notes : Lesson Plan) : Alice Squires
Thinking about Systems: A research review of student and teacher conceptions of living systems: Linda Booth Sweeney



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