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Elementary Mathematics Educator in Residence (EIR)

Grants to Mississippi Elementary Mathematics Educators
to Develop and Improve Educational Programs

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) - Office of Special Education

Deadline Date:

06/23/21 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Mississippi elementary mathematics educators to develop and improve educational programs. The purpose of the program is to implement college- and career-readiness standards in schools. Successful applicants will provide necessary resources and support to mathematics instructors, establish effective relationships with administrators and teachers, and assist teachers in developing content that fosters an appreciation of mathematics.

The purpose of the Elementary Mathematics Educator in Residence is to implement the MS College- and Career-Readiness Standards and provide support to schools so that there can be a cohesive, sustained, intensive and classroom-focused approach that is rigorous, engaging, and relevant for students. The Educator in Residence will also work to provide a non-threatening, open, professional, and collaborative working relationship with Local Education Agencies (LEAs).

The goals of the Elementary Mathematics Educator in Residence program are as follows:

  • Work with the MDE Office of Special Education staff to prioritize, schedule, organize, and provide technical assistance to teachers and administrators to ensure students receive appropriate services. 
  • Develop new presentations, provide on-site supports, and develop innovative resources to improve instruction for increased student outcomes.

The Elementary Mathematics Educator in Residence will provide a non-threatening, open, professional, and collaborative working relationship with Local Education Agencies (LEAs). The responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with a variety of stakeholders and to establish effective relationships with administrators and teachers
  • Providing necessary resources and support to mathematics instructors
  • Developing resources and materials to support the College- and Career- Readiness Standards in the area of mathematics
  • Assisting teachers in developing content that fosters an appreciation of mathematics
  • Interpreting student data and clearly and accurately communicate complex or technical information to a variety of audiences, both orally and in writing
  • Identifying skillful practicing teachers in a range of communities and schools successfully working with demographically diverse or underserved groups and
  • Knowledge of current education policy context, particularly as it relates to teacher education

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 196594

Estimated Size of Grant:

This grant will be awarded in the amount up to $87,750.00 per year.

Term of Contract:

All grants will be awarded up to three (3) years contingent upon proper implementation of the proposed project and completion and submission of all required documentation and future appropriations.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The selected individual(s) for Elementary Mathematics Educator in Residence position must meet the following criteria:

Education and Teaching Experience:
Master’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, AND two (2) years documented successful experience teaching Elementary Mathematics
-OR-
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university, AND four (4) years documented successful experience teaching Elementary Mathematics

Certification/Licenses:
Valid Mississippi Educator Professional License

Special Experience:
Employment must have been in an administrative, professional capacity in an area of work related to the division’s functional responsibility in which the position exists. Work experience must have included supervising or coordinating a variety of functions.

Pre-Application Information:

One (1) original application must be sealed and received by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

Timeline:
- May 27, 2021-June 03, 2021:RFA Issued – Email and Post to MDE Website/Newspaper
- June 09, 2021: Deadline for submitting questions
- June 16, 2021: Questions will be posted to the MDE website
- June 23, 2021: Applications due
- June 25- July 02, 2021: Application review
- September, 2021: State Board of Education approval

The deadline for submitting written questions by email is Wednesday, June 09, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Copies of all questions submitted, and responses will be posted to MDE’s website www.mdek12.org under the Public Notices section/Request for Applications, Qualifications, and Proposals for and will be available to the general public on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. No individual replies will be granted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the State of Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Education will not accept hand/personal deliveries for advertised Invitation for Bids, Requests for Proposals, Applications, or Qualifications until further notice. However, please submit bids, proposals, applications, or qualifications via the shipping instructions in the solicitation or by electronic submission on or before the required deadline date to: RFXS@mdek12.org.

Ship Applications to:
(FedEx, UPS, etc.)

Monique Corley, Director
Office of Procurement
Mississippi Department of Education
Elementary Mathematics
Educator in Residence
359 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Written questions concerning the RFA should be emailed to: mreed@mdek12.org

Mississippi Department of Education
Office of Special Education
359 North West Street, Suite 111
Jackson, Mississippi 39201

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USA: Mississippi

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