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 vision, leadership, professional development, and research.

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

A single grant of up to $6,000 will be awarded to support the professional development of an elementary school mathematics teacher with mathematics content expertise. The grantee will be expected to provide ongoing professional development to teachers within his or her school or district with the goal of strengthening their mathematical understanding 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); 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.

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

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