$6,000 – The purpose of this grant is to increase the breadth and depth of the mathematics content knowledge of one elementary school teacher who has a demonstrated commitment to mathematics teaching and learning. The applicant must have the support of the school principal in becoming a mathematics teacher-leader within her or his school or district. For the 2019-20 school year, grants with a maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded. Only one teacher per school may receive the award. The desired outcome of the funded project is the development of an elementary school mathematics teacher with mathematics content expertise.
The grant recipient will be expected to provide ongoing professional development to teachers within the school or district to strengthen their mathematical understandings and instructional practices. The professional development must include sustained in-service programs focusing on improving the content knowledge of the elementary teachers within the school or district and working with teachers in their classrooms through demonstration teaching or coteaching. The applicant will be expected to select, in collaboration with the school principal and other teachers, specific mathematics content consistent with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000) and develop expertise in this mathematics content. The grant applicant must be a current (on or before October 12, 2018) Essential or Premium member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 12, 2018) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership . The applicant must (1) be a classroom (elementary school) teacher* with at least three years of experience and have mathematics as a regular teaching responsibility or 2) be a full-time mathematics coach.
Go to https://www.nctm.org/Grants-and-Awards/Grants/Emerging-Teacher-Leaders-in-Elementary-School-Mathematics-Grants/ for more information.