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DynamiQueSTDynamiQueST

DynamiQueST is a showcase of student projects that utilize critical thinking skills to analyze complex dynamic systems in a relaxed environment, free from “winner/loser” constraint.

This student conference is an opportunity for K-12 students to be coached on their projects by experts in the systems field, teachers, and other students, in a helpful and supportive manner. It allows teachers from different schools to see evidence of student work communicating critical thinking using systems thinking and system dynamics (ST/SD). And it is a great showcase of student work for the wider community.

For more information visit The Creative Learning Exchange: DynamiQueST

Camp SnowballCamp Snowball

July can mean only one thing—it’s time for summer camp, of course. Come to Camp Snowball—Building Our Capacity to Shape the Future.

Based on 20+ years of experience, we believe that a school that includes systems thinking and sustainability education will build the desired capacity as it facilitates learning measured by traditional and authentic assessments and develops applied skills.

It’s time to scale up the efforts to embed systems thinking and sustainability in education. The kids need it, schools need it, communities need it, the world needs it.

We’re designing a summer camp experience that brings together students, parents, educators, and business and community leaders to build everyone’s capacity for learning and leading in the 21st century. Teams from school systems and communities around the world are invited to learn how to enable youth to develop into “systems citizens.”

We encourage you to bring your family, since summer is vacation time for many of us. We’ve got a great, relaxing location all picked out—and for those kids entering grades 1-6, we’ve got Camp Sunshine—a summer day camp that applies systems thinking to traditional camp activities. Games, songs, crafts, nature, adventures—you’ll get it here—with a twist. You never dreamed summer in Tucson could be this cool!

For more information visit www.campsnowball.org

System Dynamics Society

The Society's annual international conference is held alternately in North America and Europe, with occasional appearances in Asia and the Pacific Rim. These conferences, and the meetings of local chapters and interest groups, introduce newcomers to the field, keep practitioners aware of current developments, and provide unparalleled networking opportunities. Printed proceedings for most previous conferences can be ordered from the Society. Current and future conferences will make use of the World Wide Web to disseminate conference information and papers.

For more information visit www.systemdynamics.org

 

Waters Foundation TrainingWater Foundation Training

Systems thinking can be studied in many ways. Based on the experience of educators involved in the System Thinking in Schools project, face-to-face, interactive training is the best way to begin. Once the learner has acquired an understanding of the basic concepts, habits, and tools of systems thinking, he/she should be able to adopt or adapt existing applications. Following the Level I training, an educator should continue with Level II training to deepen understanding and increase his/her ability to design and assess applications of systems thinking.

For more information visit www.watersfoundation.org

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