Open Studio webinars consist of hour-long Zoom sessions led by Waters Center staff and special guests. Each webinar will examine a different topic through a systems thinking lens. Open Studio webinars are interactive and include opportunities for dialogue among participants and facilitator(s). Be prepared to have your web camera on and to connect with other systems thinkers from around the world!
In addition, we are committed to supporting teachers in any way we can. Teacher Studio webinars consist of hour-long Zoom sessions led by Waters Center staff and special guests. Teacher Studio webinars 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.
Do I need to know about systems thinking to attend?
Each Open Studio webinar 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 and Teacher Studio webinars 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 and Teacher Studio webinars, 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.
Thursday, March 4, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. PST
How Loops Lead to Leverage
Systems thinkers rely on causal loops to show relationships between key system parts in order to identify areas of leverage. In this Open Studio webinar, participants will interpret and be able to tell the story of a loop map and be introduced to Cauzality. This soon-to-be released loop-making platform will change the way systems thinkers create, use and interpret causal loops and relationships within and between systems.
Saturday, March 6, 9 a.m. PST
Teacher Studio: Teaching Thinking Virtually
Systems thinking consists of a powerful set of tools, Habits and concepts for enhancing PK-16 learning. In this Teacher Studio, we will share some foundational strategies that can be used to promote student thinking, in addition to ways to make that thinking visible – all while taking into consideration the need to apply these strategies in a virtual environment. Come to learn and share and leave with an idea or two that you can apply to your teaching on Monday!
Check back later for additional events!