The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics works to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for all students through vision, leadership, the professional development of teachers, and research.
To that end, NCTM is accepting applications for its Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Teachers grant program, which aims to increase the breadth and depth of mathematics content knowledge of one elementary school teacher who has demonstrated a 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 math content expertise. The grantee will be expected to provide ongoing professional development to other teachers within the school or district that includes 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; a classroom (elementary school) teacher with at least three years of experience; and have mathematics as a regular teaching responsibility. In addition, the applicant must have the support of the school principal in becoming a mathematics teacher-leader within her or his school or district.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the NCTM website.