Systems Thinking Level 1: Developing Capacity for Thinking, Learning and Leading

June 6 – 9, 2017

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily

Office of the Pima County School Superintendent

200 North Stone Avenue

Tucson, AZ 85701

This workshop will provide an introduction to systems thinking and its connections to other effective instructional practices and school improvement efforts. During the workshop, participants will:
  • develop skills and knowledge in the use of systems thinking concepts and tools.
  • experience, practice and discuss interactive, inquiry-based instructional and school improvement strategies.
  • use systems thinking tools to analyze complex issues and identify high leverage interventions.
  • develop and share a plan of application relevant to their work.

Cost is $400 per person and includes all materials, lunch, snacks and validated parking.

Group Discounts
Team of 2-4 from the same site – $350 per person
Team of 5 or more from the same site – $300 per person
(contact r.banks@watersfoundation.org to receive a discount code)

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Systems Thinking Level 2: Embracing the Power of Visual Tools, Including Simulation Models

Description:

June 12 – 15, 2017

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Pima Regional Support Center

200 North Stone Avenue

Tucson, AZ

 

Expand your knowledge of systems thinking through an exploration of tools and concepts in a variety of contexts. Participants will:

  • utilize the ladder of inference and iceberg visual as frameworks for systems analysis.
  • build interconnected causal loops.
  • create stock/flow maps.
  • experience, develop and test simulation models using kinesthetic activities and modeling software.
  • identify how the same simulation model can represent systems in different disciplines, including math, science, social studies, and literature.
  • use simulation models to explore “what if” scenarios and look for leverage to solve an identified issue.
  • develop an implementation plan.

Prerequisite: Level 1

Cost is $400 per person and includes all materials, lunch, snacks and validated parking.

Group Discounts
Team of 2-4 from the same site – $350 per person
Team of 5 or more from the same site – $300 per person
(contact r.banks@watersfoundation.org to receive a discount code)

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Camp Snowball

Cultivating Skills and Mindsets for the Future

July 10-14, 2017
Crystal Springs Resort
Minerals Hotel
Vernon, NJ

 

Take advantage of this unique professional development opportunity for educators.  Camp Snowball offers focused, in-depth applied learning sessions facilitated by experienced practitioners and peers to help you cultivate your capabilities to teach and lead for the future. This highly interactive professional development program offers participants:

  • Common tools and understandings that can be used – no matter what your role – so teams can successfully collaborate across departments and other boundaries to improve learning outcomes.
  • Intensive workshops, learning journeys and enrichment sessions that provide theory, and most importantly, practice.
  • Opportunities to share your work, and to teach and learn from peers.
  • Ways to address recurring challenges such as equity and disproportionate discipline fundamentally, instead of with a quick fix that doesn’t last.

Form more information and to register, visit the Camp Snowball website.

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Systems Thinking Level 1: Developing Capacity for Thinking, Learning and Leading

Description:

August 7-9, 2017
Mequon-Thiensville School District
Mequon, WI

 

This 3-day workshop will provide an introduction to systems thinking and its connections to other effective instructional practices and school improvement efforts.  During the workshop, participants will:

  • Develop skills and knowledge in the use of systems thinking concepts and tools.
  • Experience, practice and discuss interactive, inquiry-based instructional and school improvement strategies.
  • Use systems thinking tools to analyze complex issues and identify high leverage interventions.
  • Develop and share a plan of application relevant to their work.

Cost is $400 per person and includes all materials, lunch, and snacks.

Group Discounts
Team of 2-4 from the same site – $350 per person
Team of 5 or more from the same site – $300 per person
(contact r.banks@watersfoundation.org to receive a discount code)

Click here to register.

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Systems Thinking Institute – Tucson

SAVE THE DATE!

September 27-30, 2017
Tucson, AZ
Hilton El Conquistador Resort

 

Be a part of a transformational approach to learning, problem-solving and understanding the world…. be a part of the Systems Thinking Institute in sunny Tucson.

Who Should Attend?

  • Educators (K-12, College and University)
  • District and School Administrators
  • Business Leaders
  • Government Leaders
  • Community Members
  • Youth Program Leaders/Facilitators
What’s on the agenda?

  • Keynote speakers
  • Field trips
  • Unique and lively workshops
  • Group activities
  • Networking event

 

More information will be available soon. Please visit the website for updates or email info@watersfoundation.org to receive updates.