Sustainability is an interdisciplinary topic that has clear connections to STEM, civics, economics, communications, literature, and other areas, and all teachers who are interested in exploring sustainability issues through the lens of their discipline are invited to apply. We seek a group of teachers who are committed to preparing their students as problem solvers of the future.
Eligibility Requirements for New and Returning Fellows
K-12 teachers of all disciplines interested in teaching sustainability issues.
Teachers working in Arenac, Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, or Saginaw counties and surrounding districts.
Individuals and interdisciplinary teams from the same school are encouraged to apply.
Commitment to participate in up to 30 hours of professional development and program engagement during the summer. For specific dates of sessions and events, please go to Applicant Information.
Design and implement a project and place-based learning experience around a local sustainability issue during the 2024-2025 school year; collect and share artifacts of your own learning and student work; complete reflection activities and project reporting.
Fellows will be expected to engage in design collaboration sessions and other sharing activities throughout the school year via virtual and in-person formats.
Additional Eligibility Requirements for Returning Fellows
Commit to participate in PBSE professional development and leadership engagement activities related to a selected problem of practice. Leadership engagement activities might include co-facilitating professional development, supporting others' development, coaching new fellows or other school colleagues, and refining relationships with school-community partners. Extending or deepening PBSE professional learning could include attending conferences, sustainability educator externships or other learning opportunities.