Sustainability Learning for Early Years and Primary Classroom
Hosted by NIST International School, January 31, 2015
This one-day Compass workshop, with theme “Better Teaching and Better Learning for a Better World“, is specially designed for Early Years and Primary school teachers who want to gain understanding on sustainability and systems thinking. It will also be a great opportunity for teachers in that level to learn on how to best integrate sustainability learning for young learners in the classroom using Compass and Systems Thinking tools and methods that is specially modified to meet that purposes.
Expected outcomes from the workshop are that the participants will gain:
- Understanding the opportunity to build good habits in terms of sustainability now (in and through the Early Years and Primary grades)
- Understanding that Compass is a thinking tool that can be used and adapted in many ways to achieve curricular outcomes
- Understanding that Compass helps students understand Nature’s connection to the other aspects of life
- Understand practical applications for inside and outside the classroom (see how the compass can strengthen what the teachers already do in the classroom)
For inquiries contact:
Ms. Watkana Thongrueng
Costs: THB 2,900 (fee includes workshop materials, lunch and coffee breaks)
Kathryn O’Connell (PTIS)
Kate is a passionate educator and learner with 17 years of classroom experience, teaching a variety of age levels including: 4 year olds, 5 year olds, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 and 7th Grade Science. Kate is originally from the United States and has taught both at home and abroad in China, Tanzania and now Thailand. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Michigan State University in Elementary Education in 1995 and her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction in 2001 also from Michigan State University. She currently teaching Grade 2 at Prem Tinsulanonda International School, in Chiang Mai, Thailand where she is also the First Steps Coordinator. Accompanying her abroad are her husband, who is also a teacher and Sustainability Coordinator, and her two young children. Kate is an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Workshop Leader and also leads other workshops including Compass Education, First Steps Writing, and Developing Your Own PLN. Kate regularly leads workshops for teachers throughout the Asia-Pacific Region. Online she has coached courses through Harvard Graduate School of Education’s WIDE World.
Kath Lane (UWCSEA)
Kath is a recent arrival to the Compass Education team, is a Primary School teacher from Britain who has a passion for educating children about nature and sustainability. She worked at Green School in Bali, Indonesia and has completed a Masters of Education in Educating for Sustainability at Antioch University in the United States. She currently works as a Grade 5 teacher in United World College of South East Asia – East, in Singapore, where she is a member of the Sustainability Leadership Team and is actively involved in infusing sustainability education across the primary grades and beyond. She believes that through curriculum, outdoor education, service and personal/social education children can be given the passion, skills and qualities needed to make the right choices and find sustainable solutions for our world.