A Global Movement of Educators for a Sustainable World
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A Global Movement of Educators for a Sustainable World
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Compass Education is a 501(c)3 Not for Profit in the United States and a registered international organization.


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.

Schools & Organizations served
100 +
Educators inspired
10000 +
Students empowered

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

– David Orr

Events and Happenings

Springing into Action in the UK

Spring is on its way here in the United Kingdom (UK) and as I work in my garden tending my newly sprouting bulbs and plants, …

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Actualizing IB Education with the Compass Tools

As International Baccalaureate educators, we often look for ways to include a variety of perspectives in our inquiry-based, concept-driven learning and teaching. We have found …

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Aberdeen World Cafe

What a great opportunity to meet in person with other educators in the area who have a similar passion for sustainability. It was a great …

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Col·legi Montserrat in Barcelona, Innovation and Impact

This week I had the opportunity to visit Col·legi Montserrat in Barcelona. In my role, I visit many spectacular schools and although they may share …

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The Sustainability Compass at The Green School

Many schools are moving towards having ‘sustainability’ stated somewhere in their mission, vision or values. However, oftentimes, it is merely an interjected word and only …

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Compass Education Visiting REAL School and Hungary

When I came to REAL School in Budapest, I did it because I intended to immerse myself in a school culture that values sustainability and …

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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!
sustainable and professional development

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 200+ 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!