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Compass Education Level 2 Educator Certification Workshop – “Applying Systems Thinking for Sustainability School Transformation”

Workshop Overview
In this workshop participants will explore the challenges and means of integrating sustainability values, principles and practice into education – specifically existing curriculum and school culture. Special emphasis is placed on the use of systems thinking to enhance teaching and student learning. Systems thinking tools and methods will be demonstrated and participants will have the opportunity to explore their practical application within their own subject disciplines and as agent of change for school transformation. The aim of the course is for participants to leave with a deeper understanding of sustainability and its alignment with the goals of education and existing curriculum requirements, in addition to gaining experience in using systems thinking tools, methods and skills in their teaching practice and own spheres of influence and roles within their school. Moreover, participants will gain a greater awareness of their own systems context and construct a personal systems action plan to leverage their sphere of influence for positive change in their school.

This is what participants who have attended level 2 have said:

“I’m inspired, refreshed, and excited about the future and our ability to make it better effectively. I really feel confident to bring these tools back to not only my classroom but other educators. I feel a sense of connection to sustainability not just in schools but in the world at large and a great desire to share this with my students and really everyone I know.”

– Katelyn McDonald –

March 12-13, 2016 Workshop Participant @ NIST, Bangkok.

“I feel that Compass Level 2 built really well on to our previous knowledge from Compass Level 1. The learning was well scaffolded and a strong foundation was laid to think deeper towards the end of the course.”

– Candice O’Connor –

March 12-13, 2016 Workshop Participant @ NIST, Bangkok. 

As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain and interpret the sustainability paradigm challenge humanity faces from a systems thinking perspective.
  • Describe the challenges of teaching for global citizenship and sustainability; identify best practice examples for effectively integrating sustainability education into schools;
  • Demonstrate effective use and application of systems thinking tools and methods to enhance learning within the curriculum.
  • Analyze, evaluate and assess their own personal context and sphere of influence within their school and outside education-related network towards contributing to system transformation in alignment with sustainability education goals.
  • Have a personal systems action plan, built on a systems thinking approach and focused on their own sphere of influence towards effectively supporting sustainability within their school and in their education networks.

Trainers: Teresa Tung and Cindy Chen

Who should attend: Educators who have attended Level 1 training and have a firm understanding and practical experience with using the Compass Education tools and systems thinking in their classroom.

When: November 11-12, 2017   (Saturday and Sunday)   8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Where: NIST International School, Bangkok, Thailand

Workshop Registration : Workshop is limited to 30 participants (if more individuals are interested, an additional future workshop may be planned)

Sign up Deadline: September 25

Course fee: 100 USD for Non EARCOS Member and 55 USD for EARCOS member

Course fee is inclusive of:

  • workshop materials, certificate of attendance, coffee, tea, snack and lunch

Hotel Options: Movenpick, U Hotel and Dream (a short walk from the school gates).