Systems Thinking Schools Workshops

For All Teachers / Grades TK-8

Systems Thinking Schools 101 Workshop:

Fall Cohort Launching September 2021 (Stay Tuned)

STS 101: Our transformative, fully-online foundational workshop supports elementary and middle school educators interested in integrating systems thinking into their in-person and virtual classrooms—planned and facilitated by Systems Thinking expert teachers.

Now Accepting Inquiries for Fall 2021

STS 101 is perfect for educators interested in:

  • Implementing Systems Thinking teaching in both in-person and virtual classrooms
  • Understanding Systems Thinking and the mindset shift it creates in students and teachers
  • Tapping students’ prior knowledge and strengths 
  • Applying a variety of high- and low-tech tools to deepen Systems Thinking in the classroom
  • Aligning Systems Thinking with Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards
  • Enlivening their practice and teaching more joyfully
  • Helping students access their true learning potential and ability
  • Educating tomorrow’s change-makers

Cohort Learning Model:

  • Breakout work in learning teams based on grade-level or subject-area similarities
  • Facilitated by 1-2 Systems Thinking Schools master teachers
  • Plan Systems Thinking curricula, get peer feedback, and improve practice

5 days of learning, connecting, and planning

Fully online / 3.5 hour max per day of live sessions + on-your-own asynchronous sessions.

Summer Cohort for 2021 (Registration Closed)

Day 1: Monday, July 26, 2021 / 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Pacific Time

  • Systems Thinking Intro: Practice and theory
  • Meet your facilitators and connect with peers
  • Practice essential systems thinking strategies

Day 2: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 / 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Pacific Time

  • Build your Systems Thinking teaching skills
  • Anchor your work: Systems Thinking for systemic change
  • Inspire students to build a more just society and world

Day 3: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 / 9:00 am – 2:30 pm Pacific Time

  • Fine-tune: Differentiate for age + learning profiles
  • Begin grade- and subject-specific cohort work
  • Envision and plan to launch Systems Thinking in the new school year

Day 4: Saturday, August 28, 2021 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Time

  • Share your Systems Thinking practice with your cohort
  • Get feedback on your plans, share feedback with your peers
  • Fine-tune your practice and prepare for the next month

Day 5: Saturday, September 18, 2021 / 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Pacific Time

  • Reconnect + reflect with your cohort on your Systems launch
  • Hear from peers and experts about what’s working
  • Prepare for the rest of your school year

Workshop Fees:

$750 per participant
(public schools eligible for discount)
Contact Steve Barrett <sbarrett@wildwood.org>, Wildwood Outreach Center Director, for details

Facilitators:

STS 101 is led by expert teachers and administrators from Systems Thinking Schools across Los Angeles. These include independent schools like Wildwood, as well as LAUSD’s Palms Elementary and Mid-City’s Prescott Schools.

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Systems Thinking Schools is a program of the Wildwood Outreach Center
at Wildwood School
Elementary Campus / 12201 Washington Place / Los Angeles, CA 90066
Middle-Upper Campus / 11811 Olympic Blvd. / Los Angeles, CA 90064

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