Dow & AACT Teacher Summit 2018


Teachers from across eastern Michigan are being selected to participate in a teacher learning summit this summer, August 13 - 16. Attendees will participate in collaborative resource creation, professional development sessions, and relationship building with teachers across grade levels. Teachers walk away with resources in hand, new ideas, and a new network of support.

Participants will be provided with a $1,000 stipend, housing accommodations, and meals.


  • Become part of a professional online learning environment.
  • Make connections with teachers in your region.
  • Work with teachers across grade levels.
  • Make connections with Dow STEM Ambassadors.
  • Contribute to creating teaching resources for other K–12 teachers of chemistry across the country.
  • Participate in valuable on-site professional development.
  • Earn a $1,000 stipend.
  • Receive a one-year membership to AACT (for nonmembers).

Eligibility & Expectations

  • Be a K–12 teacher of chemistry, including:
    • K–5 teachers of science;
    • 6–8 teachers of physical science;
    • 9–12 teachers of chemistry.
  • Must teach in one of the outlined geographical areas:
    • Bay County, MI
    • Genesee County, MI
    • Gratiot County, MI
    • Isabella County, MI
    • Macomb County, MI
    • Midland County, MI
    • Oakland County, MI
    • Saginaw County, MI
    • Tuscola County, MI
    • Wayne County, MI
  • Attend a kick-off webinar in February.
  • Create and submit three original classroom resources through a peer-review process before the summit (see sample timeline below).
  • Peer-review select resources by providing feedback to other participants (February - June).
  • Attend the entire residential summit in August.

Sample Timeline

(Please note, this is not the official timeline, but participants can expect a similar timeline.)

February 2018 February 2018 March - April 2018 May - June 2018 August 2018
Kickoff Webinar & Introductions Create Resource #1 &
Provide Peer Feedback
Create Resource #2 & Provide Peer Feedback Create Resource #3 & Provide Peer Feedback
Attend Summit (see sample schedule below)

Sample Summit On-Site Schedule

(Please note, this is not the official schedule, but participants can expect a similar schedule.)

August 13
August 14
August 15
August 16
  • Spend the day at local Dow facility
  • Check-in
  • Classroom Resource Creation
  • Professional Development
  • Continue Classroom Resource Creation
  • Peer Response Groups
  • Professional Development
  • Grade Band Resource Discussions
  • Professional Development
  • Finalize Classroom Resource & Wrap Up