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National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Teacher Professional Development Grants (Pre-K-5, 6-8, and 9-12)

Deadline: November 1, 2019

Teacher Professional Development Grants seek to support professional development to improve the competence in the teaching of mathematics of one or more classroom teachers. Grants will be awarded to person(s) currently teaching at the grades Pre-K-5, 6-8, and 9-12 levels.

PreK-5 levels: The proposal must delineate the 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 Pre-K-5. Proposals must address the following: the professional development plan, how it will enhance the applicant(s)’ mathematical knowledge, and its anticipated impact on students’ learning.

6-8 levels: Grants 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 the 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.

9-12 levels: Grants 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.

Amount: Grants of up to $3,000 each will be awarded.

Eligibility:

  • PreK-5: The applicant 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 PreK-8 school membership.
  • 6-8: The applicant 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 and currently teach mathematics in grades 6-8 at least 50 percent of the school day.
  • 9-12: The applicant must be a current (on or before October 12, 2019) Essential or Premium member of NCTM and currently teach mathematics in grades 9-12 at least 50 percent of the school day.

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