News

GT Stewardship Initiative Recruiting Teachers

The Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative (GTSI) invites K-12 teachers in the Grand Traverse region to explore project-based learning by attending an appetizers and information session on Wednesday, April 12th from 5:15pm to 6:30pm at the NMC Great Lakes Campus- Room 112. GTSI is is hosted by the Inland Seas Education Association.

GTSI empowers teachers to implement hands-on, community-centered learning by providing sustained professional development, funding, and planning support and connecting classrooms with community partners. This informational session will explore examples of project-based learning in the Grand Traverse region and throughout Michigan to illustrate what cross-curricular, community-focused learning can look like in their classroom. Immediately following the session a GTSI Community Connections Dinner for current GTSI teachers and partners will begin– teachers attending the information session are invited to attend this free dinner. Please RSVP to mhandke@schoolship.org.

The Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative (GTSI) is one of nine hubs throughout Michigan of the Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative. Since 2009 over 90 teachers, 120 community partners and 5,000 students from the Grand Traverse region have participated in place-based education projects. GTSI was founded in 2009 and is hosted by the Inland Seas Education Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Suttons Bay, MI.