The purpose of this grant is to support professional development to improve the competence in the teaching of mathematics of one or more classroom teachers*. For 2019-20 grants of a maximum of $3,000 will be awarded to person(s) currently teaching at the grades 6-8 level. The proposal must delineate the teacher(s)’ professional development plan and address how the proposed project will improve the teacher(s)’ competence and affect students’ learning. While this grant does not fund the purchase of technology, proposals including professional development involving the use of technology to enhance student learning are encouraged. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant. Recipients must have three or more years of teaching experience in grades 6-8. Proposals must address the following: the professional development plan, how it will enhance the applicant(s)’ mathematical knowledge, and the anticipated impact on students’ learning. (*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)
The 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 and currently teach mathematics in grades 6-8 at least 50 percent of the school day. No person(s) 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 teachers are invited to submit a proposal. The 2019-20 MET Proposal Cover Form must be completed and serve as the top page of each copy of the proposal. The proposal must be typewritten, double-spaced and single-sided (please organize as outlined below), with margins of at least one inch on 8.5″ x 11″ paper. Font size must be no smaller than 10-point (Times Roman suggested), and width between characters should be normal (100%). The proposal (as one PDF document) is to be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 PM ET on November 2, 2018.
Go to https://www.nctm.org/Grants-and-Awards/Grants/Teacher-Professional-Development-Grants-(6-8)/ for more information.