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Compass Webinar Series: Increasing Student Agency & Impact in Critical Times (A Talk with Inspiring Leaders)

This week, Compass Education was honored to host the first in a series of webinars dedicated to the theme of student agency in schools. 

The webinar series ’Increasing Student Agency & Impact in Critical Times: A Talk with Inspiring Leaders’ brought together educators from across the globe to learn and share about the importance of inspiring students towards hope and possibility as we work through the challenges of today and support the system change of developing educational models that support and center student agency in the learning process. 

If you missed the webinar, you can watch the complete session on our YouTube video below

Compass Education would like to formally appreciate our inspiring panel of presenters including: 

Lynda Rolph

Lynda Rolph

Head of Community at Traidhos Barge Program in Thailand

d'Arcy Lunn

Group Head of Sustainability & Global Citizenship at Dulwich College

Britta McCarthy

Assistant Director of Learning for Curriculum Development at the Columbus School in Columbia

Steve Sostak

Co-founder and Director at Inspire Citizens

Here are some resources from the speakers that might be useful for you:

Thank you again to everyone who participated.  Please look for the next webinar in this series to be hosted in September 2022. 

If you would like to learn more about the work of Compass Education and how we can support your school in creating opportunities for student agency, please contact us at [email protected].

If you want to learn more about the Sustainability Compass tool that was mentioned in the session, check out our 15-minute FREE introductory course Discover the Sustainability Compass. 

Nicole Swedlow

Nicole Swedlow

Nicole Swedlow is the Executive Director of Compass Education, a global non-profit supporting education for sustainability through training in systems thinking practices. Nicole supported the team at the American School of Puerto Vallarta to develop their sustainability and service outreach initiatives. The school was awarded the Tie-Care, Tri-Association Award for Global Leadership in recognition of this work. As a consultant, she is passionate about helping schools and businesses integrate sustainable principles with a strategic, inclusive and conscious approach. Nicole’s work in nonprofit leadership and sustainability as Director of the nonprofit organization Entreamigos, has been recognized by the United Nations, as a finalist for the Global Equator Initiative, as a breakout speaker for the World Economic Forum, and by the Dalai Lama, as a 2014 Unsung Hero of Compassion. Nicole has a Masters Degree in Education and Global Change from the University of British Columbia.

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