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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)

Quotable Quotes About Math + Science

Today, more than ever before, science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation. It's time we once again put science at the top of our agenda and work to restore America's place as the world leader in science and technology. – President Barack Obama America faces many challenges...but the enemy I fear most is complacency. We are about to be hit by the full force of global competition. If we continue to ignore the obvious task at hand while others beat ...

NMSI Publications

Laying the Foundation Learn more about the National Math and Science comprehensive teacher training program.  2012 UTeach Brochure Learn more about the urgent need fore more qualified math and science teachers and how NMSI's UTeach program is addressing this issue. NMSI 2011 Annual Report This comprehensive report details NMSI's acheivements in 2011. NMSI 2011 APTIP Results Brochure View the results from NMSI's Advanced Placement and Training Incentive Program for the 2010-11 school year. 2010 Annual Report This comprehensive report details our acheivements in 2010. Initiative for Military Families Brochure Learn more about NMSI's Initiative for Military Families, which brings the highly acclaimed APTIP program to students in military families. NMSI Overview Four-Fold A four-fold ...

FAQ

Q: What is the National Math and Science Initiative? The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) is an agent of change that was launched in 2007 by top leaders in business, education and science to improve student achievement in math and science across the American public school system. The NMSI mission is to bring best practices to the education sector by replicating proven programs on a national scale that have more than 10 years of proven results. These programs include the Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program to prepare more ...

Noteworthy Programs

Introducing the NMSI Interns Northrup Grumman, a leading global security company, awarded a generous $19,000 grant to the National Math & Science Foundation to go towards the hiring of 5 summer interns.  The interns will be giving much needed help at NMSI as the company continues to expand rapidly.  Northrup Grumman’s contribution is part of a bigger program that created 110,000 summer jobs opportunities for students. Below are the interns Northrup Grumman provided along with interns NMSI previously hired and the former CEO of NMSI, Dr. Mary Ann Rankin. Strong American Schools – Ed ...

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