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.

Program Mission:

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.

Program Goals:

  • 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: