Large District AVMR Champion Award

The US Math Recovery Council® Large District AVMR Champion Award provides tuition assistance for 3 individuals from the same district to become Add+VantageMR® Champions.

This award helps support in district implementation and sustainability of Math Recovery® teaching principles. By having champions in your district, they are able to contribute to constructing 3-5 year district plans and Math Recovery® implementation.

Award winners will receive tuition expenses for the course of their choosing which includes: 5 days of face to face courses in Minnesota, 4 virtual support sessions, access to facilitator items and how to teach videos, and other materials. Please note, airfare and hotel stay is not covered in this award.

Who Should Apply?

A district that has at least 3 Individuals who have completed or will have completed Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist (MRIS) or Math Recovery® Specialist Part 1 (MRSp1) course work by Spring 2019 are eligible for this award.

Application Criteria

Individuals must meet the following criteria, or their awards will not be considered:

  1. At least 3 individuals who have successfully completed Math Recovery® Intervention Specialist (MRIS) or Math Recovery® Specialist Part 1 (MRSp1) course work
  2. Narrative element - Applications can be no more than four pages in length
  3. Include an Administrator letter

Applications are due by February 4th, 2019.

Please note: This award is for tuition assistance, not a full scholarship. Applicants/districts will be responsible for covering their own travel, hotel and meals.

Questions about the application? Contact Kim Roehl kim@mathrecovery.org.

Selection Rubric

Narrative Element
Area of Measure 0 Points 1 Point 2 Point 3 Point
Current state of mathematics described for school or district Not addressed Description includes current mathematics program/curriculum Description includes current mathematics program along with common pedagogical beliefs and/or pedagogical practices Description includes current mathematics program/ curriculum, common pedagogical beliefs and/or pedagogical practices, along with student engagement and use of AVMR assessments
Student need Not addressed Student need is explained by summarizing test scores alone (one data point) Student need is described by summarizing current and historical data Student need is described by summarizing current and historical data and includes vision on how the award could address areas of student need
Potential impact of the award Not addressed
-or-
insufficient impact on teacher or students described
Describes reasonable and valid impact on teachers or students

Describes the role of the Champion as a course facilitator
Describes reasonable and valid impact on teachers and students

Goes beyond the Champion role as solely an in-district course facilitator and includes vision for additional support of teachers as they implement assessment and teaching) OR describe the Champion as a part of a vision to develop local leadership
Describes valid and reasonable impact on students, teachers, and mentions effects on other elements (administrators, use of curricular materials, systematic implementation, etc.)

Goes beyond the Champion role as solely an in-district course facilitator and includes vision for additional support of teachers as they implement assessment and teaching) AND describes the Champion as a part of a larger vision to develop local leadership
Administrator Letter
Acknowledgement of requirements of the award Not addressed Briefly addresses requirements of tuition assistance award Partially addresses requirements of tuition assistance award Addresses requirements of tuition assistance award with an endorsement of candidate to attend if awarded
Addresses need to provide support for the three candidates to complete the leadership course Not addressed Mentions that support will be provided but not specifically how Mentions support will be provided and briefly includes some of the following:
  • District funding for candidate to travel for the course
  • Time for candidate reflection and refinement as they complete designation requirements
  • Vision for the candidate to provide AVMR professional development with the aim to implement assessment and teaching practices alongside district adopted curriculum
Expresses desire to support leadership development along with providing specific information regarding the district contribution to the development of the candidate as a Champion using the following areas of support:
  • District funding for candidate to travel for the course
  • Time for candidate reflection and refinement as they complete designation requirements
  • Vision for the candidate to provide AVMR professional development with the aim to implement assessment and teaching practices alongside district adopted curriculum
Includes vision on how award will impact district or building mathematics Not addressed Vision for the champion role is as a course facilitator Vision goes beyond the Champion role as solely an in-district course facilitator and includes vision for additional support of teachers as they implement assessment and teaching OR describe the Champion as a part of a vision to develop local leadership Vision describes the Champion as a part of a larger vision to develop local leadership and includes details on importance and implementation of assessment, assessment guided instruction, delivery professional development, and/or support needed for continued implementation of new learning