Teaching Modeling and Simulation with Python A SciPy 2017 Birds of a Feather
Many instructors that teach modeling and simulation topics in a variety of domains are turning to computational thinking and active learning in their classrooms. In particular, the Jupyter Notebook platform is being rapidly adopted by instructors worldwide to deliver interactive instructional content to students. The Jupyter Notebook arose from the scientific python community and at this year's SciPy conference we lead a "Birds of Feather" session to connect instructors at the conference to discuss their successes and struggles using these new teaching strategies and tools. Below are the notes that were written by Kenneth Lyons and collaboratively edited by the session's attendees. We hope these will be helpful to the broader community.