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Youth Leadership for a Sustainable Future: the start of CYC 2017!

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The Compass Youth Camp (CYC) is almost upon us! This year we have students from Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and the Philippines. They will be taking part in activities involving system thinking, sustainability, and leadership for practical use in the Mae Kapiang Karen tribe village as well as in their home communities. The […]

CYC: My Source of Motivation

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I first went to my first CYC camp during the summer of 2015 and if I had to summarise my experience from that one week into one word, it would be “motivation”. I believe my change as a more ambitious student began from this camp that I attended. I specifically gained motivation from 2 main […]

DAIS 5th Grade Steps Towards Sustainability

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In Mid-January, our 5th grade class taught Chinese students visiting from Harbin and Dalian, about the 17 Goals for sustainable development. The 17 Goals are 17 problems around the world that the United Nations decided that need to be solved by the year 2030. Our experience teaching the kids was extraordinary. It made us think about how […]

Level 2 Educator Certification Workshop, Sept. 30-Oct.1, 2017, IS Havana, Cuba

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Compass Education Level 2 Educator Certification Workshop “Applying Systems Thinking for Sustainability School Transformation” When: Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2017 (Saturday and Sunday)  8:00 AM-4:00 PM Where: International School of Havana, Cuba Trainers: Robert Steele and Michael Lees Who should attend: Educators who have attended Level 1 training and have a firm understanding and practical experience with using the Compass Education […]

SUSTAINABLE WARRIOR

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Investigating The Conflict in Jerusalem Through the Lense of the Compass When we set out on the Jerusalem Week project at the Eastern Mediterranean International School (EMIS), we wanted to gain real life experience of the issues faced on a daily basis in the city of Jerusalem- one of the most contested, fought over, complex and desired cities in the world. The issues surrounding […]

Introducing Systems Thinking in Fifth Grade Social Studies

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In January, 2017, many teachers at Colegio Maya had the fantastic opportunity to attend a two-day workshop run by our director, Michael Johnston, one of Compass Education’s master trainers, with assistance from several teachers who had previously completed the Level 1, Compass Practitioner training. I’m so glad I was able to participate and walked away […]

Level 1 Workshop, NIST International School, March 2017

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Socrates is attributed with having stated, “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel” and so it was that nine committed educators gathered at the Professional Learning Hub of NIST International School over the weekend of 18 – 19 March 2017, to fan the fire of their quests to develop […]

Level 2 Workshop, Guatemala, 20-21 May 2017

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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 […]

Compass Youth Camp, 21-28 June 2017, Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Compass Youth Leadership Camp (CYC) is designed by youth for youth. Based on the foundations of systems thinking and sustainability, this unique camp will help participants to be powerful and effective change makers in their communities. Camp Details Gain language, tools and skills to be a more effective changemaker in your school and community through… Local […]

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

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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 […]