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

Partnering Compass Education with Curriculum Design

Tasked with designing a new curriculum for lower school (years 7 to 9) I instinctively sought something to hang this course on. The first port …

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An Engaging Sustainable Inquiry on Megacities

It is a pleasure to write this post for Compass Education blog. Each time l reflect on what l learned during the training, l get …

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How Using the Sustainability Compass has Helped Me to Create Better Thinkers

Astonished! Open-mouthed!  That’s how I felt the day I discovered the Sustainability Compass and took it to my classes for the first time! It was …

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Celebrating Compass Working Group on Regional Reorganization

Compass Education recently launched regional Compass Engagement Groups to bring together any educator in a global region who is passionate or curious about how systems …

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Integrating Climate Education in your Curriculum

“A vibrant, fair, and regenerative future is possible — not when thousands of people do climate justice activism perfectly but when millions of people do …

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My Journey to Becoming a Compass Facilitator

When I reflect on my journey, I never intentionally said, “I will become a Compass Facilitator”; it was more a product of experiential processes. If …

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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!