Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms (Pre-K-12)

  • Deadline: Nov 30, 2017

    Fostering Support of Mathematics Learning in Multilingual Classrooms (Pre-K-12)

    Funded by TODOS and NCTM.

    Grades: PreK-5, 6-8, 9-12

    TODOS - Mathematics for All has as one of its goals “to advance educators' knowledge and ability that lead to implementing an equitable, rigorous, and coherent mathematics program that incorporates the role language and culture play in teaching and learning mathematics.”

    The purpose of this grant is to provide financial assistance to Pre-K-12 schools for in-service to increase understanding and expertise in fostering support of multi-language development when teaching mathematics.  The proposed project must specifically address the development of classroom materials with a consultant OR the purchase of materials to implement professional learning with educators.  The consultant must have expertise in both teaching mathematics and teaching language.

    For 2017-2018, one grant of a maximum of $4,000 will be awarded to a school. 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. Indirect costs are not allowed. Proposals must address the following: need, mathematics content, scope of the plan, other contributing sources of funding, number of teachers and students impacted, distribution of costs, and data regarding urban, suburban, or rural contexts, access to professional development, and multi-ethnic student body's academic mathematics performance.

    The applying school must have at least one current (on or before October 13, 2017) Full Individual or E-Member of NCTM or teach at a school with a current (on or before October 13, 2017) NCTM Pre-K-8 school membership. Additionally, the applying school must have at least one current (on or before October 13, 2017) member of TODOS.

    No school may receive more than one award administered by the Mathematics Education Trust-TODOS (MET-TODOS) in the same academic year. Past recipients of this grant are not eligible to reapply. Activities are to be completed between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.

    Interested schools are invited to submit a proposal. The 2017-2018 MET-TODOS 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 12-point Times Roman and the width between characters should be normal (100%). The proposal is to be submitted electronically to by 11:59PM PST on November 30, 2017. No mailed or faxed copies will be accepted.  Duplicate or revised 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 Requirement
    I.    Proposal Cover Form (Microsoft Word)
    ❏ Complete all requested information.
    ❏  Identify an NCTM or a TODOS member as the primary applicant.
    ❏  Include the name and member number of the NCTM member and the name of the TODOS member. This can be the same person or two different people. If it's two different people, both must be listed as applicants.
    ❏  Sign the proposal form.

    II.    Proposal (3 pages maximum)

    ❏ Describe the need for plan.
    ❏ Describe the proposed staff development plan, including mathematics content, the role of language in teaching mathematics, the number of teachers and students affected, the urban, suburban, rural contexts, and multiethnic student body, if appropriate, and its impact on performance.
    ❏ Describe how the specific professional development plan and meet the identified needs.

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

    III.    Budget
    ❏ Submit an itemized budget, presented in line-item table format with justification for each line item.
    ❏ Include in the budget, MET-TODOS grant funds and other sources of funding (e.g., cost share, other grants, categorical funds).

    Acceptable use of MET-TODOS funds include the following: honoraria and expenses for consultants, materials, substitutes, and conference or workshop registrations.

    Unacceptable use of MET-TODOS funds include the following: staff travel, purchase of equipment, or purchase of technology.

    No Indirect Costs are allowed on the MET-TODOS funds.

    IV.    Background and Experience
    ❏ Submit a resume in outline form, one-page maximum per applicant.
    ❏ List teaching assignments, pertinent information regarding current professional activities, and teaching experience related to this grant proposal.

    V.    Letter of Support from Principal
    Submit a letter, one-page maximum, which must:
    ❏ Be written on official school stationery.
    ❏ Confirm the teaching status of the applicants.
    ❏  Indicate strong support for the proposal and the school's ability to accomplish it.
    ❏ Be signed by the principal.

    Final Report Requirements
    ❏ Awardees will be required to submit a brief report (two to three double-spaced pages) and an itemized report of expenses.
    ❏ Three-fourths of the approved budget 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.