Do you know an excellent mathematics education scholar or a wonderful early career mathematics educator? If you do, the Awards Committee would like to encourage you to nominate these deserving individuals for the 2020 Excellence in Scholarship Award and the 2020 Early Career Award. Members of AMTE are leaders in the field of mathematics education, therefore it is essential that we recognize and applaud worthy individuals. Nominations are due by June 15, 2019.
There are two other awards for this cycle. These provide individuals with scholarships to assist with various expenses. The 2019 Elementary Mathematics Specialist (due by June 15, 2019) and the 2020 Susan Gay Graduate Student Conference Travel Scholarship (due by September 1, 2019). Both applications are to be completed and submitted online by the individual seeking funding.
The nomination process for each award is listed below, and additional information can be found at AMTE website.
Please help us celebrate the wonderful work completed by our AMTE community by nominating a worthy candidate for one of these awards.
2020 Excellence in Scholarship Award
The Board of Directors of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators has established the Excellence in Scholarship Award, to be presented once every three years at the Annual Conference. The Excellence in Scholarship Award is intended to recognize a colleague for a unique contribution in scholarship that has made a significant and lasting contribution to mathematics teacher education, directly and indirectly. The nominee shall have demonstrated commitment to mathematics teacher education through one or more of the following areas:
- The dissemination of research findings and publication of materials offering unique perspectives on the professional growth of mathematics teachers.
- The publication of materials useful in the preparation or continuing growth of mathematics teachers.
- The design of innovative preservice or inservice programs.
- The contribution of theoretical perspectives that have pushed the field forward.
The nominee for the Excellence in Scholarship Award should be an active member of the mathematics teacher education community and have at least five years of commitment to mathematics teacher education. The nominee should have made unique contributions to the field of mathematics teacher education. Unique contributions should be considered in the broadest sense possible.
NOTE: Nominations for this award are for individuals only. Group nominations will not be considered.
Please be sure that all items are in .pdf, .doc, or .docx format, and are clearly labeled with the name of the nominee.
- A current vita of the nominee.
- A letter of nomination from an established colleague documenting evidence that supports the nominee's contributions in the particular focus area (service, teaching, scholarship) for which they are nominated.
- Additional letters of support (no more than two) from individuals (e.g., colleagues within and outside of the individual’s institution, recent doctoral graduates mentored by the nominee) knowledgeable of the nominee’s contributions relative to the focus area. Letters with multiple authors are accepted.
AMTE members can nominate a mathematics teacher educator who meets the criteria of the award. Self-nominations will not be considered. Nomination materials should include those stated in each section above.
The committee will review applications in an electronic format; all application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file using the AMTE Award Nomination Form. The file should be uploaded to the AMTE Awards website.
Deadline for Nominations:
Nominations for the Excellence in Scholarship Award must be received by June 15, 2019.
The AMTE Awards Committee, a six-member committee, will review the materials and select the award winner. Nominations will be reviewed by the committee, and the award recipient will be notified no later than September 1, 2019, so that the person can have time to make arrangements to attend the AMTE conference.
The award recipient will receive a plaque and be recognized at the AMTE meeting in the year in which he or she receives the award. The recipient of this Excellence Award will be recognized at and give a featured presentation the AMTE Annual Conference in the year he/she receives the award.
2020 Early Career Award
The Board of Directors of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators has established an Early Career Award. The Early Career Award will be given on an annual basis, and the recipient will be recognized at the AMTE Annual Conference. The purpose of this award is to recognize a mathematics teacher educator who, while early in his/her career, has made distinguished contributions and shows exceptional potential for leadership in one or more areas of teaching, service, and/or scholarship.
Teaching: Contributions in the area of teaching preservice or inservice mathematics teachers may include one or more of the following areas:
- Implementation of effective and innovative teaching practices.
- Demonstration of innovative teaching methods (e.g., publications, materials, video).
- Recipient of awards in teaching from department, college, university, and/or national entities.
Service: Contributions in the area of service to mathematics teacher education may include one or more of the following areas:
- Active participation in advancing the development and improvement of mathematics teacher education (e.g., membership and leadership roles in state, national, and international organizations).
- Active promotion and participation in activities promoting quality mathematics teacher education (e.g., creator of programs, coordinator of programs, author of and participant in grants, conferences, symposia, academies).
- Active participation in governmental and political areas to promote and protect beneficial legislation, to promote better awareness, and/or to build better communication.
- Active promotion and participation in school-university-community-government partnerships that have advanced mathematics teacher education at the local, state, and/or national level.
- An unusual commitment to the support of mathematics teachers in the field (e.g., distinctive mentoring experiences).
Scholarship: Contributions in the area of scholarship to mathematics teacher education may include one or more of the following areas:
- Dissemination of research findings offering unique perspectives on the preparation or professional development of mathematics teachers.
- Publication of materials useful in the preparation or continuing professional development of mathematics teachers.
- Design of innovative preservice or inservice programs.
- Contribution of theoretical perspectives that have pushed the field forward.
AMTE members can nominate a mathematics teacher educator who meets the criteria for eligibility. Self-nominations will not be considered. The three areas of teaching, service, and scholarship shall be weighted equally in the evaluation of the nomination materials. Nominees do not need to demonstrate exceptional work in every area, and may be considered for exemplary work in only one area. The committee will review applications in an electronic format; all application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file using the AMTE Award Nomination Form. This form will be updated on the website this month.
Deadline for Nominations:
Nominations for the Early Career Award must be received by June 15, 2019.
2020 Conference Travel Scholarships
The Susan Gay Graduate Student Conference Travel Scholarship, named after Susan Gay in honor of her extraordinary service to AMTE over many years as conference director, president, secretary, and board member-at-large, was established to provide graduate students financial support to attend the AMTE Annual Conference. Each year a minimum of four graduate students will receive the award, which will cover the cost of graduate student early registration and an additional $400 to offset the cost of attending the conference. To qualify, one must be a doctoral student making steady progress toward completion of his/her degree. Applications will be initially screened based on the eligibility of the application and then placed into a lottery based on geographic location.
Graduate students can fill out an application for the Susan Gay AMTE Conference Scholarships online on the AMTE website. The deadline for completed applications is September 1, 2019.
- September 1, 2019: Applications due.
- September 15, 2019: Awardees named and notified.
Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in mathematics education or a related field (e.g., curriculum and instruction).
2019 Elementary Mathematics Specialist Scholarship
The purpose of the Elementary Mathematics Specialist (EMS) Scholarship is to provide the recipient with $2,000 of funding to enhance their mathematics knowledge, teaching, and leadership by enrolling in university coursework or other training to develop expertise in becoming an elementary mathematics specialist. Elementary mathematics specialists work as teachers, teacher leaders, or coaches and support effective mathematics instruction and student learning at the classroom, school, district, or state levels.
Funds should be used to work toward an elementary mathematics specialist certificate or endorsement recognized by a state or Local Education Authority, such as a school district.
Candidates must possess a valid credential to teach elementary school and must have 3 years of full-time teaching experience.
- June 15, 2019: Applications due.
- August 15, 2019: Awardees named and notified.
- March 1, 2020: Awardees submit a brief statement regarding their use of the funds, along with receipts and reimbursement form, to the AMTE treasurer.