Event description

This course is designed for teachers and program leaders who want to integrate sustainability education and systems thinking into their teaching practice. It would also be of value to curriculum leaders and principals interested in understanding what the practical application of sustainability education looks like.

Workshop Overview

Oftentimes when it comes to approaching global issues, service, and sustainability, students and teachers are left with a nagging sense of gloom-and-doom, the feeling that somehow we are all responsible for destroying the planet but with no real way of understanding the complexity of the situation or, more importantly, what to do about it. In this course, educators will be empowered with a suite of tools developed by sustainability consultant Alan AtKisson to help both educators and students think critically and creatively about the bigger picture, gain a deeper understanding of sustainability, and understand our own contributions to the world. These tools and systems thinking methods will enable educators to help students develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to participate in a complex and interdependent world. The course will be a mix of theory and practice; educators will see examples of these tools in practice and be invited to innovate and strengthen their lessons, units, and programs.

This course is Level 1 of Compass Education’s 3-level educator training program.

Enduring Understanding as a Result of Attending this Workshop

Systems thinking enables educators to help their students develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to participate in a complex and interdependent world.

Understand the nexus of sustainability and education

Be able to use systems thinking tools with students

Be able to integrate systems thinking into unit and lesson planning


All workshop and registration questions should be directed to [email protected].


After each registration form is submitted, please make payment according to the payment instructions below. If an invoice is required to process a payment, please contact Nandini at [email protected]. Registration is not confirmed until payment has been received and confirmation of payment has been been sent. The registration fee includes daily lunches, morning/afternoon snacks and refreshments during breaks.

Payment Instructions
After you have completed the online registration, please make a payment of US $55 - EARCOS Members (US$100 for Non EARCOS Members) before the 11th of September 2015. All transfer fees (home and host) associated with payment are the sole responsibility of the attendee (which means you may need to ask your bank what is the transfer fees of home and host country)

Bank Transfer Details
Amount: US $55 - EARCOS Members (US$100 for Non EARCOS Members)
Bank Name: Siam Commercial Bank PLC.
Branch: Soi Chaiyot Address: 5 Sukhumvit Soi 11, Klongtoey Nua, Bangkok 10110
Account Name: NIST International School
Account #: 040-2-52210-3 (Savings Account)

After the payment is made, please scan the receipt and send it to [email protected]. Include in your email subject line “Compass Education - Level 1”. After the scanned copy of the receipt has been received, you will receive confirmation of your registration for the EARCOS Workshop Weekend: Compass Education Level 1.