The Dow Innovation Teacher Fellowship (DITF) is the first program of the Andrew N. Liveris Institute, a partnership between Dow Company Foundation, the University of Michigan School of Education's Center for Education Design, Evaluation, and Research (CEDER) and Delta College.
The Dow Innovation Teacher Fellowship seeks to inspire and empower the next generation of sustainability innovators by training and supporting teachers to design and enact place-based, sustainability-focused learning modules with their students. We do this by providing high quality professional development, connections with community partners, and access to a network of sustainability education resources and ongoing professional supports.
Build teacher capacity for doing place-based, sustainability education
Foster and support links between schools, classrooms, and communities
Engage and empower youth to take action to address local sustainability issues while seeing and understanding global connections
Support school-wide shifts in attitudes and behaviors around sustainability
This program is available to K-12 teachers from all disciplines in Michigan's Arenac, Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, and Saginaw counties.
Learn about what DITF has accomplished thus far: