Teacher-Leaders Grants for Elementary Math Teachers

Posted by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics on July 11, 2016

NCTM Accepting Applications for Emerging Teacher-Leaders Grants for Elementary Math Teachers

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics works to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through research, leadership, and the professional development of teachers.

To that end, NCTM is accepting applications for its Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Teachers grant program, which aims is to increase the breadth and depth of the mathematics content knowledge of one elementary school teacher who with a demonstrated commitment to mathematics teaching and learning.

Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to support the professional development of an elementary school mathematics teacher with mathematics content expertise. Grantees will be expected to provide ongoing professional development to other teachers within their school or district with the goal of strengthening their mathematical understandings and instructional practices. This must include sustained in-service programs focused on improving the content knowledge of elementary school teachers within the school or district and working with teachers in their classrooms through demonstration teaching or co-teaching.

To be eligible, applicants must be a current NCTM member (on or before October 14, 2016) and be a classroom (elementary school) teacher with at least three years of experience and have mathematics as a regular teaching responsibility. In addition, applicants must have the support of their school principal in becoming a mathematics teacher-leader within his or her school or district.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the NCTM website.



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