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Rene Etkowicz Eizen Fund of the Mathematics Education Trust and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

The purpose of the Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants 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. 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 is 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 co-teaching. The applicant is expected to select, in collaboration with the school principal and other teachers, specific mathematics content aligned with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000) and develop expertise in this mathematics content.

Eligible applicants are National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) members or teach at a school with a NCTM prekindergarten through grade 8 membership. Applicants must have three years of teaching experience and have mathematics as a regular teaching responsibility. Applications must be submitted by postal mail.

Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter

Award: Grants up to $6,000 are awarded

Deadline: Applications are due November 1, 2020


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