Math for America (MƒA), a nationally recognized STEM education nonprofit, announced with partners Montclair State University, Princeton University, and Rowan University today that a new program called The New Jersey STEM Innovation Fellowship is now accepting applications, with a deadline of March 31, 2019.

The one-year fellowship comes with a $5,000 stipend and is initially open to experienced K – 5 educators who teach math in New Jersey public elementary schools. To apply, teachers should visit www.innovateSTEMnj.org.

Thirty teachers will be selected as fellows for the pilot year of the program, which will focus on improving math instruction in the classroom. Fellows will attend a two-day summer institute on August 22 and 23 at Montclair State University, and then attend monthly workshops hosted after school by participating universities in their region. Throughout the school year fellows will implement a brief, innovative, research-based math teaching routine called “number strings” shown to help students – particularly in high-needs schools – develop flexible computational thinking skills they need to thrive in mathematics in the early grades.

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