Who is eligible?

Sustainability is an interdisciplinary topic that has clear connections to STEM, civics (policy), 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

•K-12 teachers of all disciplines interested in teaching sustainability issues

•Teachers working in Arenac, Bay, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, or Saginaw counties

•Individuals and interdisciplinary teams from within the same school are welcome to apply.

• Commitment to participate up to 25 hours of professional development this summer. This will include 16 hours of asynchronous professional development delivered via an online class, up to 4 hours of synchronous meetings and a 5 hour public health informed in-person workshop. You will need to be available for the following dates and activities:

        • June 21st - July 9th is when our 3-week asynchronous virtual learning module will be in-session. This course will have an expected time commitment of 5-6 hours per week, and will require computer access and a stable internet connection.

        • June 23, 10am-12pm will be a synchronous welcome session on Zoom.

        • On July 7th or 8th* we will host synchronous sessions of up to 2 hours each either virtually or in-person to check in with Fellows in small groups.

        • On August 10th there will be a public-health informed in-person workshop day.

*Final July dates will be decided dependent on group input.

•Fellows will be expected to engage in check-ins and supplemental learning activities throughout the school year via virtual and in-person formats (as public health guidelines allow).