Emerging Teacher-Leader Grants for Elementary Math Teachers


  • Type: Foundations
  • Category: Competitive
  • Source: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


  • Award Min: Not Stated
  • Award Max: Not Stated
  • Quantity: 1


  • Deadline: Nov 03, 2017
  • Funding Available: Not Stated
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o be eligible, applicants must be a current NCTM member (on or before October 14, 2016); 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 a school principal in becoming a mathematics teacher-leader within his or her school or district.

The purpose of this grant is to increase the breadth and depth of the mathematics content knowledge of one elementary school teacher who has a demonstrated commitment to mathematics teaching and learning. The applicant must have the support of the school principal in becoming a mathematics teacher-leader within her or his school or district. For the 2018-19 school year, grants with a maximum of $6,000 each will be awarded. Only one teacher per school may receive the award. The desired outcome of the funded project is the development of an elementary school mathematics teacher with mathematics content expertise.

The grant recipient will be expected to 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 coteaching. 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.

Additional Info:
Funds may be used for the following:
1. College or university coursework specific to the mathematics content needs of the grant recipient, and appropriate to the improvement of the mathematics program at the recipient's school or district.
2. Registration fees for attendance at local, state, and national conferences, academies, and other professional development programs aligned with the goals of the grant.
3. Teacher stipends for participation in in-service programs led by the grant recipient and not occurring during the regular school day.
4. Materials for teachers to use in their classrooms directly related to the in-service programs they attend focusing on mathematics content and led by the grant recipient.
5. Stipend or salary for the grant recipient's time in conducting in-service programs.