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National Book Fund 2013-14: Applications Now Closed
Are you a teacher or principal who needs support to implement JUMP Math as a key classroom resource? If you work with students from high or special needs communities across Canada, you can apply for free teacher training and books through the National Book Fund.
The National Book Fund is designed to assist teachers in high-need communities who are committed to improving the math achievement of their students through implementation of the JUMP Math program in their classroom.
The National Book Fund is made possible by the generous support of donors.
Who Can Apply?
The National Book Fund supports teachers at schools in communities across Canada. National Book Fund support is not available outside of Canada.
Applications for the National Book Fund are invited from teachers who are:
- committed to the JUMP Math philosophy and approach to math education,
- committed to using JUMP Math as a key math resource in their classroom,
- committed to attending JUMP Math professional development, and
- committed to evaluating the effectiveness of the JUMP Math program in their classroom.
Teacher applications will only be considered after submission of a school application by the school’s principal. Upon review of the teacher and school applications, JUMP Math will determine which schools will receive National Book Fund support.
If a school is chosen, JUMP Math will recommend teachers (based on their application) to the school principal. The principal will make the final decision as to who will hold the award(s) for the 2013-2014 school year. Awards are allocated to a school and cannot be transferred if a teacher moves to a different school, after an application is submitted.
Benefits to Book Fund Awardees
Through the National Book Fund, selected teachers will receive all of the student and teacher resources necessary to successfully implement JUMP Math in their classroom. These include:
- A set of JUMP Math Assessment & Practice books (Parts 1 and 2) for each student
- A Teacher's Resource for each grade (up to two grades) being taught in the classroom
- SMART Lesson Materials for one grade
- Unit Tests
- Answer Keys
- Professional Development
- Support from JUMP Math
All teachers who are selected through the National Book Fund must attend an in-person professional development (PD) session, unless they have already completed an in-person session within the past year (January 1st, 2012 to Present). For those in geographic regions where in-person training sessions aren’t offered, a special Webinar will be provided.
By attending a PD session, teachers will gain a better understanding of the program's principles and how to best use the resources. The session is also an opportunity to connect with the community of JUMP Math teachers.
In-person PD sessions will be held in larger centres in every region. The PD experience will be delivered as a one-day session or two half-day sessions during May, June, and July, 2013 (time, date, and location of each workshop to be announced). Please note that training must be completed no later than July 31st, 2013. If training is not completed by this deadline, the award will be reallocated to a teacher on the Book Fund waiting list.
If you have already has already completed an in-person session within the past year (January 1st, 2012 to Present), you do not have to attend any additional sessions. Please note that you cannot transfer your training to another teacher.
Completing the surveys and student evaluations are a mandatory component of participation in the National Book Fund. All information is kept strictly confidential and only aggregate data will be reported.
Program evaluation consists of:
- Completion of a teacher background and attitude survey by May 30, 2013 and administration of student surveys in September 2013 and May 2014
- Some teachers will also be asked to administer student math tests in September 2013 and May 2014
- Completion of a short teacher survey in January 2014 to assess implementation of the program
- Completion of a shortteacher survey in June 2014 to provide feedback on the program to JUMP Math
The selection of successful applicants will support teachers based on the following criteria:
- Enthusiasm about using JUMP Math
- Commitment to using JUMP Math as a key resource through the 2013-2014 school year
- Commitment and ability to attend an in-person professional development session
- Commitment to completing surveys and student assessments
- Submission of a school application by the school's principal
- Past participation and commitment as a National Book Fund teacher (if applicable)
Each application consists of separate submissions by a teacher and their principal. Application forms can be submitted online, and it is possible to save your work and complete it in stages.
Teachers’ application: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1395306-7EexYsiOTH
Schools’ application (to be completed by principal): http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1395346-7EexYsiOTH
If you do not have reliable access to the internet, we will fax you a copy of the application form upon request. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax us at 416-596-1208.
Completed applications must be received no later than 11.59 pm PT on Friday, April 5, 2013.
For more information about JUMP Math’s National Book Fund please contact Noreen McLean at email@example.com or by phone at 416-596-7716 ext. 228.