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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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 Video by Koh, CYC 2016 Media Facilitator 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 New update: Scholarships available for application that expressing interest and submitted […]

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 […]

Level 1 Practitioner Certification Workshop @ NIST, March 18-19, 2017

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Level 1 Compass Education (Practitioner) Certification Workshop Thinking, Learning & Acting for a Flourishing & Sustainable World Hosted by The Professional Learning Hub @ NIST, Bangkok, Thailand To download the flyer, click here This is what participants who have attended level 1 have said:  “I used to think that the concept of sustainability was a bit of a […]

Compass Youth Camp 2016 Comes to a Close

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Compass Youth Camp (CYC) 2016 camp has sadly come to an end! The participants, including the facilitators and coordinators, have been non-stop busy since day one. Throughout the week, students learned important systems analysis concepts and tools such as the Sustainability Compass, systems mapping, and feedback loops. While learning these, they also engaged in many […]

A Glimpse into the Action at the Compass Youth Camp 2016

A year has passed and the Compass Youth Camp (CYC) has once again commenced! This year we have students from all around Asia, coming in from international schools in Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and China. The main activities that these students will be taking part in are System Thinking activities, Amoeba roles, and Presentation tips. […]

Dorm Leadership

The Sustainability Compass model was shared with the students in the Dorm Leadership Council. These students make written proposals to the Dorm Administrators to make changes in the system. We had great discussions on why the Dorm Coordinator would not want to do some of the changes that the students want. It helped them realize other points of view as […]

7 Elements to Building a Sustainability & Service Learning “Ethos” at International Schools

by Laurence Myers, Sustainability & Service Learning Coordinator, International School of Kuala Lumpur Recently I was asked to speak to a visiting group of educators and educators-in-training from Macau. I rummaged through my old slides, pictures, notes and the like and put together a presentation that would probably put the world’s most hardened HS students to sleep […]