$3,000 – 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. The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching mathematics. For 2019-20, grants of a maximum of $3,000 will be awarded to person(s) currently teaching at the grades 9-12 level. The proposal must delineate the teacher(s)’ professional development plan and address how the proposed project will improve the teacher(s)’ competence and impact students’ learning in accordance with adopted standards. 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 9-12. 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 applicant must be a current (on or before October 12, 2018) Essential or Premium member of NCTM and currently teach mathematics in grades 9-12 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.