· inform educators about what systems thinking is, its pertinence and how it may be implemented in K-12 education.
· offer a 30 hour, Level 1 training to teach educators systems concepts, habits, tools and methods for implementation in their classrooms or other settings.
· provide opportunities for collaboration and reflection among educators using systems thinking.
Educators from the sites:
· present at local, state, national and international workshops and conferences.
· facilitate a collaborative, national process for publishing and distributing site work such as lesson plans, activity summaries and learning results.
· provide information, work samples and resources for K-12 educators and other interested parties through the Waters Foundation web site.
Teams of educators:
· use an action research process as they collaborate and reflect on the effects of systems thinking on student and/or adult learning.
· confer regarding research design and assessment results with "critical friends," i.e. experts in the field of systems thinking/dynamic modeling, curriculum, instructional pedagogy, and assessment.
· share results regionally and through the Waters Foundation web site.