Open Studio

The Open Studio consists of hour-long Zoom meeting sessions led by Waters Center staff. Each session will examine a different topic through a systems thinking lens. Just like our in-person workshops, sessions will be interactive and include opportunities for dialogue among participants. So be prepared to have your web camera on and to connect with other systems thinkers from around the world!

We are committed to supporting teachers in any way we can. Teacher Studio sessions will use systems thinking Habits, tools and strategies to take a deep dive into areas of interest for educators from varying systems. We will also provide ideas for lesson plans that can be adapted to different grade levels. Teacher Studio will occur the first Saturday of every month at 9 a.m. PDT.

Do I need to know about systems thinking to attend?

Each Open Studio session will cater to everyone from a seasoned systems thinker to a beginner. However, we do recommend signing up to the Thinking Tools Studio and exploring the various courses and resources available in addition to the Habits of a Systems Thinker prior to sessions when possible.

Are Open Studio Sessions free?

Yes! We are happy to offer these sessions free of charge. Donations are always appreciated to help us continue our efforts to openly share our resources — no amount is too little.

How do I sign up?

To register for Open Studio sessions, visit the Thinking Tools Studio. Please note, you will need to register for the Thinking Tools Studio to sign up for a session. Registration will open for sessions on a rolling basis (typically one-week prior to the session occurring).

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Upcoming Sessions:



Thursday, December 3, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PST
These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things …

Let’s have some fun in the final Open Studio of 2020! In this interactive session, Waters Center staff and members of our network will share some of our favorite things, including: creative ways to apply systems thinking tools, exercises, technologies used in 2020, resources, takeaways from the year and more. We will also hold a giveaway with prizes like Habits cards and posters! Join us for this festive event and walk away with new ideas to fuel your systems thinking learning and application.



Saturday, December 5, 9 a.m. PST
These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things … Teacher Edition!

Let’s have some fun in the final Teacher Studio of 2020! In this interactive session, Waters Center staff and members of our network will share some of our favorite things, including: creative ways to apply systems thinking tools to lesson plans, exercises, technologies used in 2020, resources, takeaways from the year and more. We will also hold a giveaway with prizes like Habits cards and posters! Join us for this festive event and walk away with new ideas to fuel your systems thinking learning and classroom application.



Check back later for additional events!