$4,000 – The purpose of this grant is to provide professional learning assistance for mathematics teachers and mathematics teacher-leaders. For 2018-2019, a grant of a maximum of $4000 will be awarded to an elementary or secondary school. The grant is awarded to a school however, the professional learning is for mathematics teacher-leaders and/or mathematics teachers within the school or district. Professional learning must focus on one of NCSM’s signature initiatives, Formative Assessment, Digital Learning or Access-Equity-Empowerment. Costs may include consultant honoraria (no gifts) and expenses, materials, books, and substitute time. While this grant does not fund the purchase of technology, proposals including professional learning involving the use of technology are encouraged. Proposals must address the following: need (include data), mathematics content, scope of the plan, other sources of funding, number of teachers and students impacted, distribution of costs, private, suburban, urban or rural-isolation context, and demographics of student body.
The applicant must have at least one 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. Additionally, the applicant must have at least one current (on or before October 12, 2018) member of NCSM.
No school 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. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.
Interested schools are invited to submit a proposal. The 2018-2019 Proposal Cover Form must be completed and serve as the top page of the proposal. The proposal must be typewritten, double-spaced, and with margins of at least one inch on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Font size must be no smaller than 12-point Times Roman and the width between characters should be normal (100%).