Future Leader Initial NCTM Annual Meeting Attendance Awards

  • Deadline: Nov 03, 2017

    Future Leader Initial NCTM Annual Meeting Attendance Awards

    Supported by the Edwin I. Stein Fund and NCTM
    Grades: PreK-5, 6-8, 9-12

    "A child-regardless of race, class, and privilege-should be able to use their K-12 math education to defend, inform, and liberate other people; this is the beauty of numbers. It informs us of the injustices that exist within the fabric of our schooling system, communities, and country. Math grounds us in social change and sense of hope."

    ~ Crystal Luu, 2015 Awardee

    Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All (NCTM 2014) suggests that creating effective classrooms and learning environments in every school and district will take leaders committed to support sustained professional development that engages teachers in continual growth of their mathematical knowledge for teaching, pedagogical content knowledge, and knowledge of students as learners of mathematics (p. 114).

    The purpose of this grant is to provide financial assistance to a first-time attendee at an NCTM annual meeting and exposition. For 2018-19, the Mathematics Education Trust will fund travel, subsistence expenses, and substitute teacher costs of up to $1,500 + Meeting Registration to attend the Washington D.C. Annual Meeting and Exposition for a classroom teacher* in grades Pre-K-12 who has never attended an NCTM annual meeting and who is current (on or before October 13, 2017) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teaches at a school with a current (on or before October 13, 2017) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership . An applicant must:

    • have a full-time teaching position for the 2017-18 school year; secondary school teacher must be teaching mathematics for at least 50 percent of his/her 2018-19 schedule; 
    • have earned at least a bachelor's degree; 
    • be teaching at the time of the application and anticipate teaching during the following school year. 
    (*The definition of a classroom teacher is an individual who spends half or more of his/her work time teaching in the classroom.)

    A lesson that you taught, listing its goals, objectives, and suggested improvements if taught again, must be included in the proposal. Special consideration will be given to a teacher of underserved and rural students. Any air travel arrangements must be made through the designated NCTM travel agent so NCTM can pay directly for the travel. Hotel arrangements will be made by NCTM.

    No person may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year.

    An interested teacher is invited to submit a proposal. The 2018-19 MET Proposal Cover Form must be completed and serve as the top page of each copy of the proposal. The proposal must be typewritten, double-spaced and single-sided (please organize as outlined below), with margins of at least one inch on 8.5"x 11" paper. Font size must be no smaller than 10-point (Times Roman suggested), and width between characters should be normal (100%). Five copies (one original and four copies) of the proposal should be included in a single packet addressed to the Mathematics Education Trust at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502. The application packet must be postmarked by November 3, 2017. Faxed copies will not be accepted. Duplicate applications will not be considered. Lack of an applicant's signature will automatically disqualify the proposal.  No indirect costs.

    Review the scoring rubric used to rate proposals in this category and determine which proposals will be selected for funding.

    Proposal Requirements 

    I. Proposal Cover Form (Microsoft Word)
    ❏ Complete all requested information.
    ❏ Must include NCTM member number or, for PreK-8, school's membership number.
    ❏ Must be signed.

    II. Proposal

    ❏ Need. Why are you applying? At this point in your professional development, what areas would you like to learn more about or pursue?
    ❏ Show how you will use your experience to benefit yourself and others in mathematics education in your local area.

    Lesson Plan
    (Two pages maximum)
    ❏ Briefly describe a lesson you have taught listing goals and objectives.
    ❏ Relate what changes you would make to improve the lesson and what factors caused to make such changes.
    III. Budget
    No Indirect Costs.
    ❏ Include itemized budget, presented in line-item table format.
    ❏ Be specific and justify line items.

    IV. Background and Experience
    ❏ One-page maximum, outline format preferred.
    ❏ Formal education: institution, type of degree, major, minor, date each degree was granted.
    ❏ Teaching experience related to this grant proposal.  Indicate current school(s), teaching assignments, and other pertinent information, including continuing education and professional activities.

    V. Letter of Support from Principal
    ❏ One-page maximum.
    ❏ Must be on official school stationery and signed by the principal.
    ❏ Confirms the current and expected next year teaching status of the applicant.
    ❏ Indicate strong support for the proposal and district's willingness to provide leave time.

    Final Report Requirements
    ❏ Awardees will be required to submit a report on their experiences at the annual meeting along with their request for reimbursement (list of expenses with receipts).
    ❏ The report should be at least two, and no more than four, double-spaced pages in length.
    ❏ The report should include applications to their teaching assignment.

    The Mathematics Education Trust was established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.


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