Compass Education’s Level 1 Online Course

Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable World: A Systems Thinking Approach

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Compass Education is a leading actor in the global movement to TRANSFORM learning, thinking and action by youth, educators, school leaders, and educational institutions, in order to contribute to building a flourishing and sustainable future for all


Compass Education empowers and connects learning communities to educate and act for a sustainable future





Schools served


Educators inspired


Students empowered


Trainers certified



“The most profound lesson that broadened my vision for education for sustainability was the Compass Thinking Tool.”

“This course has changed the trajectory of my career and I am very grateful.”

“I was introduced as PreK-12 Sustainability Instructional Coach many colleagues sent congratulatory messages.  One message stands out, “Congratulations… What the hell is a Sustainability Instructional Coach?”. I honestly could not answer this question. Fast forward two months, and after taking The Compass Education course I can finally answer my colleague’s question and I am honoured to lead education for sustainability into the future at QAS.”

“Compass Education came to our school to run a workshop on Sustainability. We received the training and tools we needed to create a plan for our school to live our values. The trainers were absolutely amazing!”

“CYC has left all of us, facilitators and campers, with motivation to apply the tools we’ve learnt to improve our communities, and ultimately, the world!

“I used to think that sustainability was just about nature and the environment and I am so excited to find it is connected to all the other Compass points and allows a deeper level of thinking in education and beyond to deal with complex issues through systems thinking.”

I was really very impressed… and came out a much better teacher. The Sustainability Compass and Systems Thinking tools were simply great!

“CYC is definitely something all students should consider partaking in. Geared towards making measurable change, I believe the what sets CYC apart from most camps is its core of sustainable thinking. Aside from teaching peers the value of systemic solutions and the use of effective leverage points, the camp strives to make long term change possible through the action plans it develops and implements within the local community. By driving students to cause improvement in the world around them, Compass Education creates an experience that proves that learning is best done outside the classroom.”

“Thanks for one of the most useful PD sessions I have attended in my 20+ years as a teacher!

I really enjoyed interacting with like-minded educators from all over the world. It’s always good to participate in  conversations with others in different fields and locations, especially when focused on common interests, so I feel that I have grown professionally and personally in this course. I have gained a much richer understanding of the concept of sustainable development as well as how to begin incorporating it into my classroom! I am so excited to put what I have learned into practice!

“… the concepts that were taught to me [that] gave me a new perspective of the community I live in. It allowed me to view it in a way that I am capable of changing or improving it in any way possible.”

“I am very impressed. I have heard of Compass Education before many times and have used the Compass points in my classroom. I am very impressed with the range of tools available outside of the Compass points and how the different tools could be used for a particular lesson or after school activity.”

“Compass Education is a powerful tool that people can use to instill hope to anyone that wants to have or make a CHANGE.”

“This camp was a great experience for me, teaching me a number of valuable lessons: the importance of maintaining sustainability; the important skills required in leadership and how we can apply them in our daily lives. Overall it was a wonderful experience.”

“I am very happy with the tools being shared. They are practical and can be applied or integrated easily to the subjects I am teaching.”

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