Young Systems Thinkers

A Quick Impact Course

A self-paced course full of practical, impactful ideas for your teaching & learning. 




Fostering Sustainable Habits of Mind in Primary Aged Learners
Sometimes as primary school educators, it can be daunting to engage learners in big topics like sustainability. This course will illustrate that children are natural systems thinkers! By using systems thinking tools, like the Sustainability Compass, we can foster knowledge, skills and sustainable habits of mind in even the youngest of learners that will prepare them to participate in a flourishing future.

This course can be started and completed at any time and includes 2-4 hours of guided activities that we believe are best suited for educators working with Pre-K through Grade 5 (age 11).

Deepen Your Knowledge

This course is designed to deepen your understanding of systems thinking and the Sustainability Compass as well as their applications for primary education.

Learn From Examples

The course includes many examples of learning activities from teachers around the world that you can emulate. 

Engage in Activities

Don't just read about about examples, try them out through our guided exercises and reflection!

This course has been carefully curated for you by:
Kath Lane

Kath Lane is a Compass Trainer and a primary school teacher from the UK who has a passion for educating children about nature and sustainability. She worked at Green School in Bali, Indonesia and has completed a Masters of Education in Educating for Sustainability at Antioch University in the United States. Her most recent position was a Grade 5 teacher in United World College of South East Asia – East, in Singapore, where she was also Environmental Stewardship Coordinator and was actively involved in infusing sustainability education across the primary grades and beyond.

Kath is now back in the UK, currently supply teaching at a variety of local schools. She believes that through systems thinking in the curriculum, outdoor education, service and personal/social education children can be given the passion, skills and qualities needed to make the right choices and find sustainable solutions for our world.
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