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Summer workshop 6/13/2011

All sessions were held in Lewis Environmental Studies Center Rooms 102 and 104

OMnI workshop 2011


Monday, June 13

  8:30 - 10:00 Computational Thinking, Computational Modeling: Re-presentation vs. representation. Basics of quantitative reasoning through examples
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00Teaching content through dynamic modeling:  examples from chemistry, biology, environmental science: reading and interpreting graphs
12:00 -  1:30 Lunch
  1:30 -  3:00Simple introduction to System Thinking I: Have = Had + Change, formulating the problem, methods of solving (Excel simplicity, use to introduce dynamic features of Excel)
  3:00 -  3:30 Break
  3:30 -  5:00Simple introduction to System Thinking II: short intro to Vensim to introduce visual modeling/thinking paradigm; concept map →  model
  5:00 -  6:00 Wrap-up and lab session

Tuesday, June  14

  8:30 - 10:00 Simple introduction to Agent Modeling: From Story telling to Model (Excel, AgentSheets)
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Examples of Agent models: AgentSheets, NetLogo, Nova examples
12:00 -  1:30 Lunch
  1:30 -  2:30 Hybrid Modeling: Introduction to Nova
  3:00 -  3:30 Break
  3:30 -  5:00 Nova (continued)
  5:00 -  6:00 Wrap-up and lab session

Wednesday, June 15

  8:30 - 10:00 From real world to model world; introduction of Michigan TAs
10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Breakout session
12:00 -  1:30 Lunch on your own
  1:30 -  3:00How to teach modeling w/ discussion
  3:00 -  3:30 Break
  3:30 -  5:00Breakout session
  5:00 -  6:00 Wrap-up and lab session
 6:30 -  8:30 p.m.  Group Dinner at The Oberlin Inn

Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17

Thursday and Friday are set aside primarily as time for participants to work on their projects. Some
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Albert Borroni,
Jun 10, 2011, 10:38 AM
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