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RegisterLearn System Dynamics Modeling to Address
National Standards in Math and Science
An Online Professional Development Opportunity

Environmental degradation, spread of epidemics, global climate change, solvency of the Social Security system, and closing the education gap are all systemic problems, many of which have not responded to multiple policies to improve these systems. System Dynamics (SD) is a computer-based approach to the study of the interconnections in a system and why the system produces its particular behavior. Pre-college students have shown (for over 20 years) they have the capability to design and analyze SD models of systemic problems that many thought were outside the students' scope. Now math and science teachers who want to incorporate SD modeling in their curriculum have an opportunity to provide these model-building lessons for their students.

A sequence of three online courses teaching System Dynamics (SD) modeling for math and science instructors (of students ages 15 to 20+) has been developed. These courses provide extensive hands-on model building activities for the participants that can then be modified (or used as-is) for their students. The model-building lessons have been tested in a classroom setting.

The three courses are:

  1. Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling for Math and Science Instructors
    Course 1: Basic Models

    Accepting registrations starting end of March for the 10 week course beginning June 13, 2016
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  2. Introduction to System Dynamics Modeling for Math and Science Instructors
    Course 2: More Advanced Models

Accepting registrations starting end of March for the 10 week course beginning June 13, 2016
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  1. System Dynamics Modeling: A Different Way to Think
    Course 3: Building Original Models from the News
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COST
: The cost for the course is $570 without credit and $750 with 3 credits.


To learn more about each course, please click on the link for the course. From the course page, if a course is being offered within the next few months, a link will take you to the registration page.

If you have additional questions, please contact Diana Fisher.


 

 

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