Systems Thinking for Climate Education & Action: An Online Workshop Series


Systems Thinking for Climate Education & Action: An Online Workshop Series

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Are you looking to embed climate education in your curriculum? Do you want to empower your students to take civic action to address climate change? How can you be a leader of the climate education movement in your community?

Compass Education is pleased to offer a three-part virtual Introduction to the Compass Tools workshop series this spring for educators across North America on ‘Systems Thinking for Climate Education and Civic Action.’

This highly interactive workshop series will introduce participants to the fundamentals of systems thinking and teach them to use the versatile systems thinking tools, The Sustainability Compass and the Systems Iceberg, to integrate sustainability and climate issues into their work. Participants will leave this series with a plan to use systems thinking to integrate climate education into their work or engage their students in civic action for sustainability.

This workshop series will be a unique, free version of our popular one-day workshop focused on climate education and civic action. Click here to learn more about our One-Day workshop >

Any classroom educator or school administrator currently working in Canada, Mexico, or the United States is eligible to apply. We especially encourage educators working in public or government schools with limited access to professional learning funds to apply. This workshop will be held in English.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Some of the criteria we will consider include:

  • Availability to attend all workshop sessions
  • Demonstrated passion for learning about climate and civic education
  • Commitment to trying an activity, learning, or action plan using systems thinking tools by the end of the 2023-2024 school year. (Visit our website to see examples!)
  • Expressed financial need
  • English-language fluency

Apply to participate in this Introduction to the Compass Tools workshop today! Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and all decisions will be made by March 1.

Special opportunity:

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to apply for one of 20 free spots in our online certification workshop ‘More Systems Thinking Tools for Sustainability in the Classroom’’. This course contains 6 hours of additional content on systems thinking tools and sustainability and includes a 1-1- meeting with a Compass Facilitator to discuss their learning or action plan. Completing this course leads to ‘Compass Practitioner’ Certification—a globally recognized certificate in education for sustainability.

This workshop series has been made available through funding provided to Compass Education Program Manager Gitanjali Paul from the NAAEE’s CEE-Change Fellowship. This program is funded by the Office of Environmental Education at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through ee360+, the Environmental Education and Training Program led by NAAEE under Assistance Agreement No. NT 84019001. It has not been formally reviewed by EPA. The views expressed in this document are solely those of the NAAEE and EPA does not endorse any products or commercial services mentioned in this publication.