$3,000 – The purpose of this grant is to provide financial support for action research conducted as a collaborative by university faculty, preservice teacher(s), and classroom teacher(s) seeking to improve their understanding of mathematics in Pre-K-8 classroom(s). For 2019-2020 a grant up to a maximum of $3,000 will be awarded.
Primary emphasis will be placed on collaboration by a team of researchers consisting of university, elementary/middle school teachers, and preservice teachers from the undergraduate ranks. The action research should be designed, implemented, and completed with a focus on enhancing the teaching and/or learning of mathematics in Grades Pre-K-8.
Proposals must address the following: rationale for the research project, the expected impact on teaching/learning in the school setting, and anticipated improvements in preservice student learning. Grant funds should be used to support project expenses to plan and carry out the action research.
The primary applicant must be a current (on or before April 19, 2019) Essential or Premium member or must teach at a school with a current (on or before April 19, 2019) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership . The primary applicant may be either a teacher in the Pre-K-8 classroom, a mathematics coach assigned to work with the classroom(s) where the research will be conducted, or a university mathematics educator. The participating preservice teacher(s) must be in an initial licensure/certification program at the undergraduate level and, at some point during the term of the grant, must be engaged in some form of practicum experience or student teaching.
No individual may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply. The action research is to be conducted between June 1, 2019, and August 31, 2020.
Go to https://www.nctm.org/Grants-and-Awards/Grants/Pre-K–8-Preservice-Teacher-Action-Research-Grants/ for more information.