Laying the Foundation

Laying the Foundation

Extraordinary learning starts with extraordinary teachers. Laying the Foundation bolsters teachers’ pedagogy and content skills to confidently lead their diverse classroom of learners. Designed for grades 3-12 teachers, teachers learn to develop advanced levels of thinking and learning for their students. 

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Available training

LTF supports grades 3-12 teachers in the following subject areas:

  • High school — English, math, biology and chemistry
  • Middle school — English, math, science
  • Elementary — Math and science

Program Offerings

Teacher Professional Development Services

Stay on trend with deep content learning and gain teaching strategies relevant to the modern day classrooms

Teacher Libraries

Save time on lesson planning with NMSI’s adaptable classroom-ready resources

Bring NMSI to my school

Transform your school culture with the best teacher training and resources.
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Need something more custom?

Build a training package tailored to your district

Every school has unique needs and we offer additional services to support these unique goals. You can add more services onto the Laying the Foundation Program or build a training package tailored to your schools’ goals.

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LTF Impact

Students whose teachers use Laying the Foundation materials  and instruction score significantly better on ACT Aspire™ math and reading assessments than their peers.

What educators are saying

“What I’ve thoroughly loved about NMSI is the professional development I receive. I’ve learned how to scaffold, how to differentiate, how to teach the skills necessary for my students to find success.”
Denise King, English teacher 
Maynard H. Jackson High School, GA
"It has just changed my life. It has changed my way of teaching. It's changed my understanding, it's changed how I teach math, it's just, I can't express how grateful I am to NMSI because it really put me on a different level."
Mary Beth Lawhorn, Calculus teacher
Desert High School, CA
“It has definitely provided the basis to be able to teach Calculus to my earlier students. Mathematics is a ladder, and I see the ladder much better with NMSI."
Mosum Trivedi, Calculus teacher
Cass Technical High School, MI