Advancing Leadership Award

USMRC Advancing Leadership Award

Apply to attend Add+VantageMR® Course 1 and Course 2 Champion or Math Recovery® Specialist Part 1 Leader and Math Recovery Specialist Part 2 Leader

Math Recovery® Leadership Awards are open to individuals who are interested in building and supporting sustainable Math Recovery professional development and teaching initiatives in their districts.

USMRC is excited to offer tuition awards for a selection of leadership courses. Apply for the course of your choosing today.

USMRC Leadership courses prepare participants to deliver the corresponding entry level courses and supports participants in deepening and extending their knowledge of the content and pedagogy, as well as addressing coaching skills specific to each of the courses. USMRC Leaders or Champions are able to facilitate and support the corresponding course(s) in their local district for the per participant fee of the course materials - a significant savings for local districts.

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Applications will close September 3, 2024

Please ensure that all prerequisites have been met in order to apply for any leadership course.

Available Leadership Courses

Add+VantageMR® C1 & C2 Champion
Add+VantageMR® Champion Virtual course focuses on the necessary knowledge to provide AVMR Courses 1 & 2 professional development. Participants must have completed and received MRIS certification prior to attendance, along with completion of AVMR C1 and C2. Participants will receive the facilitation guides, materials, and videos essential for conducting AVMR C1 & C2. Participants receive support for delivering their first AVMR C1 and C2 and supporting their participants. After receiving the AVMR C1 & C2 Champion designation, participants may purchase AVMR C1 & C2 kits at a per participant fee for the course materials.

Please check out course #4928 for specific dates and times. You must be able to attend all sessions of at least one of the course options.
Math Recovery® Specialist Leader (MRSp1 and MRSp2)
Math Recovery® Specialist Leader, Part 1 (MRSp1 Leader) and MRSp2 Leader engage participants in a year-long professional learning experience. This experience builds a high level of expertise in Math Recovery content and pedagogy in order to deliver and support in-district Math Recovery Specialist professional development courses for only the cost of course materials. To become an MRSp1 Leader, successfully completing Math Recovery Specialist, Part 1 (MRSp1) is required. To become an MRSp2 Leader, successfully completing Math Recovery Specialist, Part 2 (MRSp2) is required.

The MR Leader course for Math Recovery Specialist Part 1 and Part 2 professional development experience consists of face-to-face training, monthly virtual cohort meetings, asynchronous learning opportunities, and ongoing support for delivering MRSp courses.

Why Should I Apply?

Both AVMR Champion and Math Recovery Leader courses are year-long professional development experience that provide long-term professional development opportunities for educators and sustainable professional development for district-wide initiatives. AVMR Champion prepares the educator to teach AVMR 1 and AVMR 2 within the district. Math Recovery Leader prepares the educator to teach Math Recovery Specialist 1 & 2 within the district.

Who Should Apply?

Educators who would like to teach and certify other local educators in AVMR Course 1 and Course 2 should apply for AVMR Champion. If you would like to teach and support colleagues with Math Recovery Specialist Part 1 and Part 2, please apply for Math Recovery Leader. Please make sure you have completed all the pre-requisite courses before applying.

All awardees and non-awardees will be contacted after the evaluation of all applications. The award notification, acceptance of awards, and course registration take time, so thank you in advance for your patience with any notifications. We request that you do not contact Math Recovery about the status of your application.

At this time, with such a high demand for scholarship requests, only applications from United States educators will be considered. USMRC would love to explore offering awards to international educators as/if demand or capacity changes.

Applications will close September 3, 2024.

Application Process

  • Fill out the form from the Apply Now button
    • Finalists will submit an Administrator Letter showing support for the educator taking the course. Guidelines on the Administrator Letter can be found here.
    • Administrator Letters can be submitted on the application form or by emailing them to
    • Finalists for the award may be asked to participate in a short interview

What is Math Recovery?

Math Recovery is evidence-based professional development which empowers educators to advance students’ mathematical thinking and success. We do this through educator development, student assessment, and instructional strategies. Math Recovery® has three different professional development offering paths: