Level 2 Educator Certification Workshop@ NIST, March 18-19, 2017

Level 2 Compass Education (Educator) Certification Workshop

Applying Systems Thinking for Sustainability School Transformation

Hosted by The Professional Learning Hub @ NIST, Bangkok, Thailand

To download the flyer, click here


Workshop Overview

In this workshop participants will explore the challenges and means of integrating sustainability values, principles and practice into education – specifically existing curriculum and school culture. Special emphasis is placed on the use of systems thinking to enhance teaching and student learning. Systems thinking tools and methods will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to explore their practical application within their own subject disciplines and as agent of change for school transformation. The aim of the course is for participants to leave with a deeper understanding of sustainability and its alignment with the goals of education and existing curriculum requirements, in addition to gaining experience in using systems thinking tools, methods and skills in their teaching practice and own spheres of influence and roles within their school. Moreover, participants will gain a greater awareness of their own systems context and construct a personal systems action plan to leverage their sphere of influence for positive change in their school.

Workshop Registration

LINK to Level 2 Registration Form

After each registration form is submitted, please make payment according to the payment instructions below. If an invoice is required to process a payment, please contact Nong at Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received and confirmation of payment has been sent. The registration fee includes daily lunches, morning/afternoon snacks and refreshments during breaks.

Payment Instructions

After you have completed the online registration, please make a payment before the 12th of March 2017. All transfer fees (home and host) associated with payment are the sole responsibility of the attendee (which means you may need to ask your bank what is the transfer fees of home and host country)

Bank Transfer Details
Account Name: Systainability Asia
Bank Name: Bangkok Bank / Maejo Branch
Account: 587-0-54732-9 Savings; 
Bank Address: 165 Moo 9, Tambol Nong Han, Amphor San Sai, Chiang Mai, 50210 Thailand
Swift Code: BKKBTHBK

After the payment is made, please scan the receipt and email it to Include in your email subject line “Compass Education – Level 2”. After the scanned copy of the receipt has been received, you will receive confirmation of your registration for the Compass Education Level 2.

*Course fees include certificate of attendance, workshop materials, a course pack, snacks and lunch.


Day 1: Saturday, March 18
08:30-10:00 – Session 1: The Sustainability Paradigm Challenge
10:00-10:20 – Coffee Break
10:20-12:00 – Session 2: Teaching for Global Citizenship and Sustainability
12:00-12:45 – Lunch Break
12:45-14:30 – Session 3: Applying Systems Thinking to your Curriculum – Tools and Methods (Part 1)
14:30-14:45 – Coffee Break
14:45-16:30 – Session 4: Applying Systems Thinking to your Curriculum – Tools and Methods (Part 2)

Day 2: Sunday, March 19
08:30-10:00 – Session 5:  Leveraging Your Sphere of Influence
10:00-10:20 – Coffee Break
10:20-12:00 – Session 6: Constructing Personal Action Plans
12:00-12:45 – Lunch Break
12:45-15:00 – Session 7: Action Plan Presentations and Open Space Dialogue

About Teresa Tung

teresa-tungTeresa Tung has facilitated learning across a wide range of age levels in primary and secondary education, and with adults. Currently, she is the Deputy Head of Secondary, Curriculum (MYP) for students in years 7-11 at NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand and teaches DP Psychology. Previously at NIST, Teresa taught MYP English and Humanities and coordinated the MYP Service & Action Programme and the Global Citizen Diploma. Prior, Teresa taught the elementary school at the International School of Tianjin, where she also served as the first coordinator of the Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) program. With Compass Education since its inception, Teresa has been developing materials and facilitating workshops for educators since 2009. Passionate about pedagogy, curriculum, and the future of education Teresa has been a developer on a variety of projects for the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) around interdisciplinary learning and creativity. She believes deeply in the power of collaborative networks, and was part of the creation and organization of of the Bangkok ServICE Network in 2011, and the Global Citizenship Summit in 2014. To maintain her personal well-being, Teresa travels, practices yoga, and looks after a feisty cat who uses human toilets.

About Cindy Chen

CindyGrowing up in a multicultural environment, Cindy thrives to cultivate a global approach in education flourishing young leaders of the world. Cindy’s involvement with Compass Education started as a passionate teacher who wished to expand her horizons and tools towards systems thinking in 2013. Ever since, sustainability has been her core value, practices, and now a trainer with Compass Education, a non-profit network equipping schools for a sustainable future.

Cindy has been a learner and educator at Wells International School (On Nut) serving as the High School Associate Principal dedicating to co-curricular and community engagement, CAS Coordinator and DP Environmental Systems and Societies teacher. She works with various young leaders of the generation exploring possibilities, passions, and taking action in their local community through classroom, experiential, and service learning.

Cindy is very blessed to be involved in a very supportive and collaborative network amongst international schools in Thailand. She is an active advisor for the Bangkok ServICE Network, which inspires, connects and empowers students and educators in the Bangkok-Pattaya-Phuket regions. In 2016, she co-organized and hosted the 5th annual conference. With education and sustainability in mind, Cindy humbly began her learning journey as a WASC visiting committee member traveling around the world with an open-mind, supporting educators and schools towards transformations.

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