National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics is accepting proposals to increase mathematics content knowledge of elementary school teachers who have a demonstrated commitment to mathematics teaching and learning. The award is for individual classroom teachers. Teachers are defined as an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom; the individual could be a math teacher who meets the classroom requirement. The grant recipient will 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 co-teaching. 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.
Amount: Grants of up to $6,000 each will be awarded.
Eligibility: Applicants must be a current (on or before October 12, 2019) Essential or Premium member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 12, 2019) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership. The applicant must: 1) be a classroom (elementary school) teacher with at least three years of experience; and 2) teach mathematics as a regular responsibility. Applicants must have the support of the school principal. Only one teacher per school may receive the award.
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