This grant supports professional development to improve competence in the teaching of mathematics for one or more full-time classroom teachers. Grants worth a maximum of $3,000 will be awarded to person(s) currently teaching at the K-5 level. Proposals should outline the professional development plan and address how the proposed project will improve the teacher(s)’ competence and affect students’ learning. Any acquisition of equipment must support the proposed plan but not be the primary focus of the grant. Recipients must have three or more years of teaching experience in grades K-5. Entries will be judged on the following criteria: clarity of the professional development plan, how it will enhance the applicant(s)’ mathematical knowledge, and its anticipated impact on students’ learning.

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