Unit Snapshots

DITF Fellows begin drafting outlines of their sustainability units during the summer professional development sessions that kick off their Fellowship experience. At the end of their initial Fellowship year, teachers share their unit overview with Fellows and staff.

Below you can see a few examples of what our teachers have created.

Industrialism in Saginaw county

Phil Schwedler, an 8th Grade Social Studies teacher and 2019-2020 Fellow, integrated history, sustainability, and civic responsibility into his unit. His community partner was the Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy. You can learn more about Phil and his journey through the Fellowship by reading this Michigan Sustainability Case about him.

Reducing Trash for A healthier Community

Our team of 2019 Fellows from the Bay Arenac Career Center created and facilitated this unit for their 11th & 12th graders. Teachers Karen Stack (Veterinary Science) and Katie Holt (Forensic Science) partnered with Midland Recyclers and other members of the school community to give this unit local context. You can read their unit overview here.