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Staples Foundation Scholarship

Thanks to Staples 2 Million & Change grant, National Math and Science Initiative can offer two scholarships for NMSI Teacher Training. Award: A scholarship* to attend the NMSI Teacher Training Program (formerly LTF) Summer Institute of your choice. Training must be completed by September 1, 2013. Recipients will be notified by April 30, 2013. *The scholarship is for training fees; travel costs are not included and must be assumed by the applicant. Eligibility: To be eligible for this scholarship, you must • Be a teacher of record in a math, ...

Attention NMSI Teachers!

It is time for nominations for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) which is the nation's highest honor for a STEM teacher. We may be a tad biased here at NMSI but we KNOW that our teachers are the absolute best!  NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO BE SHY!   If you know one of our great teachers of math and science PLEASE nominate them or, if you are one of our great teachers, please nominate yourself at the PAEMST website: https://www.paemst.org  There are not many teachers ...

NMSI Expands

Welcome! This is a pretty exciting time at the National Math and Science Initiative. Just 18 months ago, NMSI was 17 people working hard with a program in 8 states.  Today NMSI is the combined strength of Laying the Foundation, AP Strategies, AP Teacher Training and Incentive Program, UTeach and the Initiative for Military Families.  Each of the programs had an acronym and each the 6 different programs became confusing.  So the website you see today is really who we are. We are one organization focused on transforming education in ...

Webinars

COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS Implementing the Common Core State Standards with LTF: An Overview In this webinar, Ronda Brandon, Chief Academic Officer at LTF, describes how LTF's teacher-to-teacher training and classroom-ready resources provide teachers with the knowledge and resources to effectively implement the Common Core State Standards. Learn about training and tour the online resources that can be embedded in any curriculum to raise the level of instructional rigor. Implementing the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts Learn how LTF supports teachers as they implement the Common Core State Standards for English ...

Learn More

Today’s teachers want a new kind of professional development experience, one that is hands-on, supplemented by classroom-ready materials, and taught by experienced teachers rather than by professional development “experts.” That’s why more and more districts are choosing Laying the Foundation (LTF) to meet their professional development needs. LTF has trained more than 36,000 middle and high school math, science, and English teachers and has demonstrated dramatic increases in Advanced Placement exam preparation and success in STEM subjects. Our research-based training program is specifically designed to train teachers to deliver a ...

LTF Teacher and Trainer of the Year Awards

After receiving a number of incredible applications from teachers and trainers around the country, the team at Laying the Foundation has chosen the six recipients for the 2012 LTF Teacher and Trainer of the Year Awards. Read the full press release here. ...

Common Core

Whether you are just beginning to think about the new standards or you are already working with them, LTF is ready to help you. Through our teacher-to-training, classroom-ready resources linked to the Common Core State Standards, and our other services, we can help you become compliant with the new standards. As a nonprofit organization comprised of former classroom teachers and administrators, there is nothing we enjoy more than helping fellow educators.  For a more in-depth look at LTF and the Common Core State Standards, read our white paper on how ...

Speeches

Sen. Lamar Alexander - A new Manhattan Project for Clean Energy Independence 1:48 PM CDT on 4.7.2008 A 5-year plan to deal with gasoline prices, electricity, climate change, clean air and national security In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt summoned a bipartisan group of congressional leaders to the White House to discuss a secret plan to win World War II. At the conclusion of the briefing, the President asked Kenneth McKellar, the Tennessean who chaired the Senate Appropriations Committee, if the senator could “hide two billion dollars in the appropriations bill for ...

Annual Report

NMSI's mission is to have a national impact on improving K-20 math and science education that will prepare more students to enter college; earn degrees; and be ready for careers, particularly in STEM fields. We have made dramatic progress in our first year. Download NMSI's 2011 Annual Report (PDF) Download NMSI's 2010 Annual Report (PDF) Download NMSI's 2009 Annual Report (PDF) Download NMSI's 2008 Annual Report (PDF)

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