Compass Education Level 1: Practitioner Certification Workshop

Thinking, Learning and Acting for a Flourishing and Sustainable World

Hosted by UWCSEA East Campus, Singapore, 9-10 May, 2015

Workshop Overview

Oftentimes when it comes to approaching global issues, service and sustainability, students and teachers are left with a nagging sense of gloom-and-doom, the feeling that somehow we are all responsible for destroying the planet but with no real way of understanding the complexity of the situation or, more importantly, what to do about it.

In this course, educators will be empowered with a suite of tools developed by sustainability consultant, Alan AtKisson, to help both educators and students think critically and creatively about the bigger picture, gain a deeper understanding of sustainability, and understand our own contributions to the world. These tools and systems thinking methods will enable educators to help students develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to participate in a complex and interdependent world. The course will be a mix of theory and practice; educators will see examples of these tools in practice and be invited to innovate and strengthen their lessons, units, and programs them.


∼ This course is Level 1 of Compass Education’s 3-level educator training program ∼


Enduring understanding as a result of attending this workshop:

Systems thinking enables educators to help their students develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to participate in a complex and interdependent world.

  • Understand the nexus of sustainability and education
  • Be able to use systems thinking tools with students
  • Be able to integrate systems thinking into unit and lesson planning

Who should attend:

  • Teachers and program leaders who want to integrate sustainability education and systems thinking into their teaching practice.
  • Curriculum leaders and principals interested in understanding what the practical application of sustainability education looks like.
Level 1 Flyer -May2015

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Workshop fee: 

Early bird US$299 / S$399 until 5 April;  From 6 April US$339 / S$449*

*Course fees include certificate of attendance, workshop materials, a notepad and snacks and lunch. There is a 5% discount if you are registering five or more participants. There is a 10% discount for ten participants or more.

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Payment in SG dollars by cheque or PayPal

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For more details about the workshop (timetable, direction, hotels etc.) visit the UWCSEA Centre of Education.

Workshop Trainer

Teresa Tung

Teresa Tung

Passionate about education’s role in creating flourishing futures, Teresa is a trainer with Compass Education, a non-profit equipping schools for a sustainable future. With Compass education since the inception, Teresa has been developing materials for educators and facilitating workshops for teaching and learning and whole school transformation since 2009.

Currently, she also works with young people at NIST International School in a variety of capacities: as a teacher of MYP English and DP Psychology, and coordinator of the MYP Service & Action Program and the Global Citizen Diploma. Previously, Teresa worked with students as a PYP homeroom teacher at the International School of Tianjin in China where she also served as the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Coordinator.

Teresa believes deeply in the power of collaborative networks. Most recently, she worked with the JUMP! Foundation to lead the Global Citizenship Summit for educators. Teresa is also co-creator of the Bangkok ServICE Network, which inspires, connects and empowers students and educators in the Bangkok-Pattaya region. She organized the inaugural conference for the network in 2011.

To maintain her personal well-being, Teresa travels, practices yoga, and looks after a feisty cat who uses human toilets.


1 reply
  1. Andrea Reinsmoen
    Andrea Reinsmoen says:

    To whom this may concern,
    My name is Andrea Reinsmoen and I am currently a teacher at the American School of Bombay in India. Myself and our director of teaching and learning are keen on doing the workshops you are offering on Sustainable systems. We’d like it to become part of the school and include it in our strategic plan which we are currently reviewing. The reason I am writing to you is because we’d love to do workshop 1 &2 now. We are wondering if there is a way to do workshop 1 online and then workshop 2 the 9th & 10th of May. We’d love to do it now so that we can include it in our Strategic plan, but also because I will be leaving to work in Ecuador as of next school year, and I’d like to take as much of this with me.

    I would love to hear your thoughts on my request,
    Greatly appreciate it,


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