Working to develop Systems Citizens in K-12 Education
2018 CLE Conference
The Creative Learning Exchange’s biennial ST/DM conference provides a unique opportunity for educators, teachers, and administrators. At each of these conferences, world-renowned system dynamicists, systems thinkers, and educators who have been involved in this field for many years join us to share wisdom, information, curriculum, and tips on educating our students for the 21st Century. Both experienced educators and those who are new to system dynamics and systems thinking will find informative and interesting sessions and networking opportunities. Learn 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 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.