School In-Service Training Grants

  • Deadline: May 05, 2017

    School In-Service Training Grants

    Supported by the Clarence Olander Fund and NCTM
    Grades: PreK-5

    "Teachers and administrators alike left the day-long session with strategies, tools, and resources to successfully promote problem solving and discourse in a guided math setting. We will continue to follow-up with teachers through PLCs on implementing what they/we gained through this in-service. We are very appreciative for the MET funds that allowed this valuable in-service to take place and provide our teachers with such an opportunity for professional growth."

    ~(Patricia Croskrey) Lakeview Elementary School , 2013-2014 Awardee  

    The purpose of this grant is to provide financial assistance to elementary schools for in-service education in mathematics. For 2017-2018, grants of a maximum of $4,000 each will be awarded to elementary schools. 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. Proposals must address the following: need, mathematics content, scope of the plan, other contributing sources of funding, number of teachers and students affected, distribution of costs, urban-rural isolation, and multiethnic student body and its impact on performance.

    Only schools with a current (on or before April 21, 2017) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership are eligible to apply for this grant. No school may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust in the same academic year. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply. Activities are to be completed between September 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018. 

    Interested schools are invited to submit a proposal. The 2017-2018 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 May 5, 2017 . Faxed copies will not be accepted.  Duplicate applications will not be considered.  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 Pre-K-8 school membership number.
    ❏ Must be signed.

    II. Proposal (3 pages maximum)
    ❏ Describe the need for plan.
    ❏ Proposed staff development including mathematics content, the number of teachers and students affected, the urban-rural isolation and multiethnic student body if appropriate and its impact on performance.
    ❏ Explain the specific professional development plan and its staffing for meeting the identified needs.

    ❏ Explain anticipated impact on project teachers and assessment plan to measure impact on project teachers.
    ❏ Explain how you expect to assess the project's impact on students' learning of mathematics content.

    III. Budget
    No Indirect Costs.
    ❏ Include itemized budget, presented in line-item table format.
    ❏ Be specific and justify line items including MET grant funds and other sources of funding.
    ❏ 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.
    ❏ No funds may be used to purchase technology.

    IV. Letter of Support from Principal
    ❏ One-page maximum. 
    ❏ Must be on official school stationery and signed by the principal.
    ❏ Confirm the teaching status of the applicants.
    ❏ Indicate strong support for the proposal and the school's ability to accomplish it.

    Final Report Requirements
    ❏ Awardees will be required to submit a brief report (not to exceed two double-spaced pages) and an itemized report of expenses.
    ❏ Three-fourths of the approved budget, not to exceed $3,000, will be paid at the beginning of the project. The remainder will be paid on receipt of a final report and verified expenses (with receipts).

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


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