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Professional Development

Compass Schools

Global Community

In alignment with the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Compass Education aims to empower ONE MILLION educators with the tools to encourage students as sustainability advocates and systems thinkers.

Sustainability is the foundation of our future

We cannot solve the challenges of today with the solutions of yesterday. We must empower teachers and students to become changemakers that value and honor the interconnectedness of our way of life and life on this planet. 

We believe that when students learn to approach complex topics, discuss current events or design service projects using the tools of systems thinking, they learn skills for life that accompany them as they raise families, start businesses and continue contributing positively and thoughtfully to the world.

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“It is not education that will save us, but education of a certain kind”

– David Orr

Events and Happenings

Nurturing Systems Thinking for Social Innovation and Sustainability in Education

Social innovation plays a pivotal role in addressing the complex challenges faced by educators in the field of education. It fosters positive change, promotes inclusivity, ...
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Employing the Sustainability Compass to Encourage Team Building and Deepen Dialogue

This year we expanded our school EcoCommittee to a Board recognized subcommittee including representatives from our Parents Association, Administration, Faculty and Student Body. While our ...
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From Icebergs to Insights: Enhancing Learning with Iceberg Analysis and Word Walls

After participating in my Level 1 Compass training, I knew immediately that I wanted to find as many opportunities as possible to utilize the Compass ...
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Unlocking Student Potential: A Story of Student Empowerment and Leadership Development at Harare International School

Student leadership – a dream or a reality? Why do we, as teachers, often offer activities that could easily be student-led? These are the questions ...
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EcoSuperior Iceberg Exercise

In June, the City of Thunder Bay is participating in a “Commuter Challenge”. It aims to encourage citizens to use active transportation (walking, biking, wheeling, ...
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Sustainable Habits of Mind: Focus on Learning, Not Knowing

Accept that the world around you is constantly changing. To understand the dynamic world around you, gather evidence through observation, talking to others, learning about ...
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Learn the basics. FREE


The Sustainability Compass provides a shared language and framework to make sustainability accessible, personal and actionable. Take this 15 minute free introductory course to learn about the basics of the versatile Sustainability Compass!
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Professional Development for Your School Community

Compass Education offers customized professional development for school communities that are interested in deepening their understanding and practice of sustainability using the tools of systems thinking.  Sound complicated?  Its not!     

Choose to meet in person or in a virtual space and we will design an engaging, relevant and actionable program for your school, team or group.   Get ready to walk away inspired, skilled and committed to a brighter future.  Educators can lead the way! 

  • 1-2 day onsite workshops
  • Virtual delivery workshops
  • Custom designed professional development sessions
Professional Development for Your School Community

Compass Toolkit

Start with our free introductory course! Continue in the way that it best works for you.

Certification Courses

Cohort facilitated and asynchronous courses that result in certification. Onsite and online.

Quick Impact

2-4 hour asynchronous courses designed to deliver systems thinking tools and impact fast.

Custom Design

We partner with schools and organizations to design sustainability and systems thinking curriculum. Get in touch!

Quick Start. Dive Deep. You Decide.

Our workshops and courses provide comprehensive training in our most useful sustainability and systems thinking tools. They are designed by our team of international educators and personalized for specific contexts. Choose asynchronous or cohort facilitated and find the course that best fits your time, interests and learning style.  Jump right in with our FREE introductory course or go for certification with our popular offering, Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable World: A Systems Approach. 

Complete our Practitioner certification and continue learning to become certified as an Educator or Facilitator at Compass Education!

We’re making a difference 800+ SCHOOLS

Compass Education is on a mission to share our tools with 1 million educators by 2030. Join our community of dedicated educators and follow our growth on social media!