New Opportunities: October 12, 2020 (Happy Columbus & Indigenous Peoples’ Day!)


Sponsored by Irene Etkowicz Eizen Fund of the Mathematics Education Trust and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Contact:Mathematics Education Trust
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
1906 Association Dr.
Reston, VA 20191-1502

Phone: 703.620.9840; 800.235.7566 (Toll-free)
Email: [email protected]
Description:The purpose of the Emerging Teacher-Leaders in Elementary School Mathematics Grants is to increase the breadth and depth of the mathematics content knowledge of one elementary school teacher who has a demonstrated commitment to mathematics teaching and learning. The applicant must have the support of the school principal in becoming a mathematics teacher-leader within her or his school or district. Only one teacher per school may receive the award. The desired outcome of the funded project is the development of an elementary school mathematics teacher with mathematics content expertise.

The grant recipient is expected to provide ongoing professional development to teachers within the school or district to strengthen their mathematical understandings and instructional practices. The professional development must include sustained in-service programs focusing on improving the content knowledge of the elementary teachers within the school or district and working with teachers in their classrooms through demonstration teaching or co-teaching. The applicant is expected to select, in collaboration with the school principal and other teachers, specific mathematics content aligned with the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM 2000) and develop expertise in this mathematics content.

Eligible applicants are National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) members or teach at a school with a NCTM prekindergarten through grade 8 membership. Applicants must have three years of teaching experience and have mathematics as a regular teaching responsibility. Applications must be submitted by postal mail.
Eligibility:Public, Private, Charter
Award(s):Grants up to $6,000 are awarded.
Deadline(s):Applications are due November 1, 2020.

Sponsored by Candlewick Press, administered by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association

Contact:Erin Lovelace
Association for Library Service to Children
American Library Association
50 E. Huron
Chicago, IL 60611

Email: [email protected]

Jacqueline Partch
Email: [email protected]
Description:“Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved” Grants are intended are offered to libraries to conduct outreach programs to underserved populations through new programs or the expansion of existing programs. Preference is given to programs serving children with learning or physical differences, ESL speakers, children from nontraditional school environments and family settings, children in the juvenile justice system, or those who need accommodation services.

Eligible applicants are public and school libraries. Interested applicants must be ALA members. Applications must be submitted online; supporting statements must be submitted by email.
Eligibility:Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s):Grants of $3,000 are awarded.
Deadline(s):Applications are due December 1, 2020.

Sponsored by Air Force Association

Contact:Christine Brown, Program Manager
Air Force Association
1501 Lee Hwy.
Arlington, VA 22209-1198

Phone: 703.247.5800 ext. 4891
Email: [email protected]; [email protected] (For questions)
Description:The Air Force Association seeks to affect student learning by funding grants to meet the unmet and unfunded educational needs of students. The Educator Grant program promotes aerospace education activities in kindergarten through grade 12 classrooms. The program encourages development of innovative aerospace activities within the prescribed curriculum. Funding may be used to purchase classroom science supplies and demonstration kits, science and technology software, science manipulatives, supplies for making flying objects, supplies for a robotics program, and more.

Applications must be completed and submitted online. Preference is given to proposed activities that relate to aerospace science and technologies.
Eligibility:Public, Private, Charter
Award(s):Grants up to $500 are awarded.

Sponsored by The National Geographic Society

Contact:Grant Programs
National Geographic Society
1145 17th St. NW
Washington, DC 20036-4688

Email: [email protected] (For questions)
Description:The National Geographic Society offers Early Career Grants to less experienced individuals in order to lead a project. Funding supports the areas of education, technology, research, storytelling, and conservation. Projects must relate to the themes of Human Journey, Wildlife, and Changing Planet. Proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, as well as bold, innovative, and transformative.

Education-focused grants are intended for projects that teach about the world and how it works. Proposed projects may introduce innovative instructional strategies for students at any level, and in any location; take proven ideas and replicate them for larger audiences or different geographical areas; or determine what works in and add to the body of knowledge about how people learn.

Eligible applicants are individuals at least 18 years old who less than five years of professional experience in the field of his or her project focus. Applications must be submitted using the online system.
Eligibility:Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award(s):Awards range from $5,000 to $10,000.
Deadline(s):Applications are due October 21, 2020.

NCDPI: Seeking Reviewers for PAEMST

Public Schools of North Carolina PAEMST                                                Presidential Awards Selection Committee 

The North Carolina Selection Committee for the Presidential Awards evaluates applications to determine the North Carolina Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The NC Selection Committee is looking for qualified and experienced reviewers. 

Reviewers should have:

At least 5 years of teaching experience

Experience giving descriptive feedback

Experience using a variety of instructional practices

Content area expertise 

The review of the applications will take place through two rounds starting October 26, 2020. The first round will take place from Monday, October 26 to Monday, November 9. Reviewers will be asked to individually evaluate 3 applications online. During the second round, a smaller group of reviewers will be asked to evaluate at most 5 applications, ending with an online meeting to come to a group consensus on the finalists and provide feedback. Previous experience with the Presidential Awards is not necessary and training will be provided for all selected reviewers. Certificates for contact hours, which may be used for CEUs, will be awarded based on the training and the number of applications reviewed.  Minor compensation will be available to reviewers. If you have any questions, please contact the NC State Coordinator, Joseph Reaper, at [email protected]

If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, please complete the following form: Reviewer Interest


Science & Social Studies Integration:

Public Schools of North Carolina National Geographic Elementary Social Studies Programnatgeo 

Deadline to Apply is October 14th! 

National Geographic is pleased to invite elementary educators in North Carolina to participate in a new professional learning experience alongside educators in Iowa and Kentucky to learn, create, and share innovative practices in social studies education. From this fall through the end of the school year in 2021, a cohort of about 90 teachers (30 in each state), will engage in a job-embedded, sustained professional learning experience focused on improving the implementation of geographic content and skills using an inquiry-based, integrative approach to teaching and learning. In addition to the great connections and resources, selected participants will receive a stipend.

If you are interested and want to know more, please see the attached invitation and/or visit the NCDPI Social Studies’ Google Site

You may also reach out to Fay Gore, Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, NatGeo Education at [email protected]

Invitations: National Geographic Elementary Project_NC Administrators.pdfNational Geographic Elementary Project_NC Teachers.pdf

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The Program: 11 State Partners & Collaborators, inviting thousands of schools to participate. PLUS the CS is Elementary National Schools Map recognizing all CS is Elementary schools and their CS goals.

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  • A National Family Code Night Livestream for the entire school (at home or at school)
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