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School In-Service Training Grants for Grades Pre-K-5 Teachers

Supported by the Clarence Olander Fund and NCTM 

“For the K–5 Lesson Study, teachers planned a lesson together in great detail, one teacher taught the lesson with another teacher’s group of students and the rest of the team observing and collecting data. The teachers then reflected on the lesson and the data collection. This was incredibly useful as it allowed teachers to see the benefits of collaborative work. Teachers also saw the benefits of self-reflection and the collection of data. The collection of data also led teachers to using the data to drive their instruction and how the next lesson was going to be presented. The teachers found this to be extremely beneficial and enjoyed the level of detail involved in planning the lesson.” 

~ (Kleo Girandola) Upper Nyack Elementary School, 2012-13 Awardee  

The purpose of this grant is to provide financial assistance to elementary schools for in-service education in mathematics. For 2014–2015, 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.

Only schools with a current (on or before April 25, 2014) NCTM PreK–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, 2014, and August 31, 2015.

Interested schools are invited to submit a proposal. The 2014–2015 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 2, 2014. Faxed copies will not be accepted. Duplicate applications will not be considered. 

Proposal Requirements

I.  Proposal Cover Form (Microsoft Word 2000 or higher required)

II. Proposal (Three pages maximum)

  Need. Give a brief, specific description of the need for the proposed staff development.
  Plan. Give a specific plan for meeting the identified needs above.
  Budget. Include an itemized budget (presented by line item in a table format) listing both funds requested from the Mathematics Education Trust and other sources of funds.
  Outcome. Provide a clear explanation of appropriate performance measures to evaluate impact on students.

III. Principal’s Letter of Support (One page maximum)

  Letter must be signed on school stationery and indicate strong support for the proposal. Any local financial support must be confirmed in this letter.

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) related to the proposal.

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


 

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