NCTM Accepting Applications to Support Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Pre-K-12 Classrooms

The National Council Teachers of Mathematics is accepting applications for its new Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms (Pre-K-12) program.

Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded to pre-K-12 schools for in-service to increase understanding and expertise in fostering support of multi-language development when teaching mathematics. The proposed project must specifically address the development of classroom materials with a consultant or the purchase of materials to implement professional learning with educators.  The consultant must have expertise in both teaching mathematics and teaching language.

Costs may include honoraria and expenses for consultants, materials, substitute time, and conference or workshop registrations. No funds may be used for staff travel or equipment. 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. Indirect costs are not allowed. Proposals must address the following: need, mathematics content, scope of the plan, other contributing sources of funding, number of teachers and students impacted, distribution of costs, and data regarding urban, suburban, or rural contexts, access to professional development, and multi-ethnic student body's academic mathematics performance.

To be eligible, the applying school must have at least one current (on or before October 13, 2017) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 13, 2017) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership. In addition, the applying school must have at least one current (on or before October 13, 2017) member of TODOS.

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

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