Laying the Foundation

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Unlocking student potential starts with great teachers. NMSI’s Laying the Foundation Program gives teachers the resources they need to raise expectations and develop advanced levels of thinking and learning. Led by expert educators, LTF helps teachers build and maintain subject matter expertise, enchance their leadership of diverse classrooms and prepare students to be confident and creative problem solvers.

LAYING THE FOUNDATION SUMMER INSTITUTE

Laying the Foundation Summer Institutes provide teachers of grades 3-12 with a four-day training that includes the content, strategies, vertically aligned materials and learning progressions necessary to prepare students for advanced coursework in high school and college. 
 

ELEMENTS OF SUCCESS:

  • Hands-on training that allows teachers to experience learning from the student’s perspective.
  • Content-rich lessons with clear outcome goals and suggested teaching strategies.
  • Classroom exercises that allow teachers of all experience levels to relate math and science concepts to real-world scenarios.
  • Tools to help monitor student understanding of complex concepts that are critical to rigorous coursework in higher grades.
  • Opportunities for educators to collaborate, learn new techniques and receive feedback from peers.

 RESULTS + IMPACT

  • Research shows that students of LTF-trained teachers score better on math and science reading assessments. To learn more, visit Our Impact page. 
  • To date, nearly 50,000 teachers nationwide have participated in NMSI’s Laying the Foundation Program and are using their expertise to build the capacity of their schools and districts to advance student achievement at all grade levels. Read some of their testimonials about LTF here.
See and hear what teachers are saying about LTF training:
 
 
 

SUCCESS STORIES