Working to develop Systems Citizens in K-12 Education
DynamiQueST is a showcase of the power of simulations and creative student projects that utilize critical thinking skills to analyze complex dynamic systems.
In 2019, students will participate in a large scale climate change simulation as well as present their own work. This combination fosters an energetic learning environment as they learn the global power of system dynamics as well as experiencing what challenges their peers are tackling.
2018 CLE Conference
The 2018 CLE ST/DM Conference was a success! Great presentations from teachers, system dynamicists, and others. Beta testing of Splash!, System stories, and More!
Splash! A New Way to Play
Create animated models of ecosystems? Predator and Prey dynamics? No problem with Splash! Think what fun kids will have using this new visual software to learn and integrate the powerful concepts of systems thinking to use as they think critically about the world.
Over the years we have found that the gap between the kinesthetic and pencil and paper tools (games, behavior-over-time graphs, causal loop diagrams and connection circles) and stock/flow mapping and modeling has been hard to cross for many students and teachers. We think Splash! will help bridge the gap.
An Exploration of Vampires, Zombies, and Other Fantastic Scenarios to Make the World a Better Place
by Anne LaVigne and Lees Stuntz
If you’re interested in thinking about how to solve mysteries and like the idea of creating computer models and applying them to real-world problems, this book is for you. You can use it independently as a student, work with a group of students, or if you’re a teacher, share it with interested students to complete a guided or independent study.
Learn more, get the book, and some extensions (including some models with Stella Online!) at the Model Mysteries page.
New Year's News
A generous donor has put up a $16,000 match for Splash!
As soon as we raise $16,000, the donor will complete the funding for Version 1 of our intuitive, fun App.
This January we are finishing up a simple, running demo of Splash! and will be working on making a full Version 1 over the next 4 months to have it ready for the ST/DM conference, June 30-July 2.
Help us finish up funding!
$16,000 to go!
Splash! is a creative partnership between