One Million Educators for Sustainable Systemic Change
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.
“It is not education that will save us, but education of a certain kind”
– David Orr
The Compass Model
We are part of a complex, dynamic and interconnected community of people who must live within the boundaries of our planet. The sustainability of our human community requires that we acknowledge, understand and make decisions with this complexity in mind. The Sustainability Compass provides a shared language and framework to make sustainability accessible, personal and actionable.Our Approach
Compass education promotes experiential learning pedagogy supporting our educators to develop deeply contextualized learning opportunities for their students. Our approach develops interdisciplinary learners with skills in authentic inquiry, systems thinking, critical analysis and contributes to the development of thoughtful global citizens.
The future depends on the balance between two giant systems; the planetary one and the human system that constantly acts and impacts upon it. We all depend on the earth for survival, we must eat, drink, live and grow together, therefore we must unite in our purpose to build a sustainable world. Systems thinking encourages us to face the complexity of this challenge by developing thinking practices that support regenerative, compassionate, circular and collective solutions. Our Approach
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!
Start the Course
Start with our free introductory course! Continue in the way that it best works for you.
Cohort facilitated and asynchronous courses that result in
certification. Onsite and online.
2-4 hour asynchronous courses designed to deliver systems
thinking tools and impact fast.
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!
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
Our Most Popular Workshops
Custom Workshop Request
The Compass Education Level 1 is an eye-opening
course that provides ready-to-use sustainability
tools that can be implemented into any subject in
any school. This course has been the best
professional development course I have been on since
I became a teacher 5 years ago. It is engaging, well
planned out and the feedback is excellent.
—Owen HaywoodNorthbridge International School, Cambodia
I attended Compass Level 1 training on Wednesday and Thursday, and facilitated 3 hours of brilliant learning with my fifth graders on Friday. Compass provides knowledge, purpose, and tools that allow educators to begin creating and becoming the agents for positive change that we all want to be.
—Mark MainsColegio Interamericano, Guatemala
An incredible workshop that will allow you to push your students to think deeper. Inspiring, engaging and transformational in relation to students learning.
—Stacey JonesSAIS Singapore
Events and Happenings
June 12, 2021
Join us for this lively exploration into how to apply systems leverage points. Robert Steele, Compass Education’s Founder and President of the Board will be …
May 22, 2021
Join us for this lively exploration into how teachers/educators work with student leaders in utilising Compass Education tools towards meaningful actions and sustainability. Cindy Chen, …
May 22, 2021
May 22, 2021
May 22, 2021
May 20, 2021
The upcoming Partner Power Summit is sure to be another outstanding event. This year the theme for the event is Protecting Biodiversity with the intention …
We’re making a difference
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!