ST Math School Grants Program for {{vm.stateName}}

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the ST Math School Grants Program. The program was created by MIND Research Institute to augment local funding for the implementation or expansion of ST Math in {{vm.stateName}}. Grants are provided thanks to the generous contributions of our philanthropic partners.

  1. Read and complete the initial online application form. Submit Grant App Part 1. (Note to district admin: Please create one application per school.)
  2. Invitation to continue after preliminary review. Tell us about your implementation and usage plan. Submit Grant App Part 2.
  3. Award notification. Review the Terms and Conditions and submit your participation fee to begin onboarding process.

Important Dates

  • October 7, 2020
    ST Math Grant Site Opens
  • November 2020 - January 2021
    ST Math Grant Info Sessions: stmath.com/massachusetts
  • February 12, 2021
    Grant App Part 1 Due
  • February 22, 2021
    Part 2 Notification/Invitation Sent
  • March 26, 2021
    Grant App Part 2 Due
  • April 9, 2021
    Final Award Notification

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. How are the applications reviewed?

    All applications are reviewed, researched, and vetted by MIND Research Institute’s Education Success team. We look for a good alignment between ST Math and your organization’s math goals. It is important that you describe your ST Math utilization plan, commitment to having your teachers fully trained in the effective use of ST Math, and how your school will celebrate and promote rigorous problem solving. Since teachers are a critical component in the math education process, remember to tell us how you will use ST Math as a tool to develop and support the learning and teaching of Mathematics.

  • 2. Who is MIND Research Institute?

    MIND Research Institute is a neuroscience and education social impact organization. Its mission is to ensure that all students are mathematically equipped to solve the world's most challenging problems. To achieve this goal, we created ST Math, a visual instructional program that builds a deep conceptual understanding of math through rigorous learning and creative problem solving to deeply engage, motivate, and challenge students toward higher achievement.

  • 3. Who is the Mass STEM Hub?

    The Mass STEM Hub, a program of the One8 Foundation, partners with schools to implement high-quality, applied learning programs in Massachusetts. The One8 Foundation is also a philanthropic partner of MIND Research, generously funding the ST Math School Grants Program.

  • 4. What kind of projects are supported?

    We support public elementary schools (K-6) that plan to implement ST Math with a high degree of fidelity and have a strategy to sustain momentum once the grant has expired. This grant is not available for Middle School or High School implementations of ST Math.

  • 5. Can a grant span more than one year?

    Grants are awarded for a period of three years.

  • 6. Can we edit our application after it has been submitted?

    The portal allows you to login and make adjustments at any point in the process before clicking "Submit."

  • 7. Will we get a copy of our submitted application?

    Yes, you will have an option to print your final application through the portal.

  • 8. If we applied in a previous year and did not receive the grant, can we apply again this year?

    Yes, we hope to see all schools apply that previously applied.

  • 9. What does the grant cover?

    For new ST Math schools, the award includes over $40,000 in licensing, implementation, professional development, and support fees over the three-year term. For existing ST Math schools, the award includes any additional licensing fees to expand ST Math for all elementary students (K-6) in addition to over $20,000 in implementation, professional development, and support fees over the three-year term. All schools will be responsible for a participation fee of $3,500 each year.

  • 10. What are the deadlines for submission?

    Part One of the application is due 2/12/2021. Schools invited to continue in the process will be notified by 2/22/2021. Part Two of the application is due 3/26/2021. Final award notifications will occur on or before 4/9/2021.

  • 11. Can I apply before the application deadline?

    Yes, early application submissions are accepted and encouraged. You are able to create your online application and revisit it as many times as you would like before submitting (no need to complete in one sitting).

Year 1 School Responsibilities at a Glance

Spring
  • Designate an ST Math Champion to manage your implementation.
  • Designate one Train-the-trainer candidate to attend PD next school year (may be same as ST Math Champion).
  • Pay a participation fee.
  • Attend cohort convening event.*
  • Participate in a kick-off meeting with leadership team.*
  • Pilot ST Math with free trial and/or have a staff kickoff (optional).
Summer
  • Complete your implementation plan which includes a training calendar and curriculum alignment.
  • Rostering contact meets with MIND team and sets up rostering.
  • Rostering contact attends informational webinar.
  • Share user roster to generate student and teacher accounts.
  • Schedule time for teachers to receive an introduction to ST Math training prior to go-live.*
Fall
  • Get your students playing ST Math within the first 10 days of school.
  • Have your K-1 students play ST Math at least 60 minutes per week (ongoing).
  • Have your 2-6 students play ST Math at least 90 minutes per week (ongoing).
  • Utilize the ST Math reports and dashboards to facilitate math instruction (ongoing).*
  • Work with Education Success Manager to improve implementation (ongoing).*
  • Champions attend Fall event/champion programming.*
  • Schedule time for teachers to participate in a follow-up training prior to the end of December.*
Winter
  • Plan special celebrations to recognize student achievement with ST Math.*
  • Schedule time for teachers to participate in advanced ST Math PD before the end of the year.*
Spring
  • Participate in a year-end data meeting to reflect on 2021-22 progress and plan for 2022-23.*
  • Participate in a EOY cohort event.*

*Champion Responsibilities

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