From the 2012 CLE Conference: Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling Conference.
This excerpt is pulled from an informal from a chat with system dynamics pioneers, including Jay Forrester, George Richardson, Peter Senge, and Dennis Meadows. This opportunity to discuss and interact with such pioneers is one of the unique opportunities provided by the CLE at their biennial conference.
The Water Bottle Project
Participants at Camp Snowball 2011 use a water bottle activity to learn the concepts of stocks and flows.
Exploring Garden Ecosystems
Borton Primary Magnet School teacher Molly Reed (Tucson Unified) uses connections circles and behavior-over-time graphs.
Addiction Model (Student Created)
How Do People Get Addicted to Methamphetamine? by Jake Newhall and Peter Valentine. A student technical paper is available.
Drew Jones - Carrying Our Trash
Drew Jones speaking at Pegasus Communications' "Systems Thinking in Action" Conference, November 2008, about an experiment in 1989 at Dartmouth College where 120 students and faculty carried their trash for a week to learn about sustainability.
Ridgewood created this video to show the world what Systems Thinking is like at Catalina Foothills School District.
Why kids can make a difference for the future
A Creative Learning Exchange video with Jay Forrester exploring how kids can make a difference for the future.
The Underlying causes of Climate Change
Jay Forrester on the underlying causes of climate change.
Why ST-SD is good for kids
Why the use of Systems Thinking and System Dynamics are good educational practices for K-12 education.
Build your own personal finance model
This introductory lesson uses STELLA and touches on the basics for building a dynamic personal finance system dynamics model.