Summer Series

Summers are meant for

empowering teachers

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NMSI's Summer Series is a two-week online conference for educators based on our renowned Laying the Foundation Summer Institute, designed for teachers grades 3-12, and our AP-focused College Readiness Program Summer Institute. 

Participants experience a variety of session types that are designed to prepare you for the upcoming school year. This includes deep content support and pedagogical learning that fits your specific needs.

With continuing uncertainties about travel and large gatherings, NMSI's Laying the Foundation and College Readiness Program Summer Institutes will not happen in the four-day, in-person events many of you have experienced.

The online-only Summer Series and fall blended (online and in person, if possible by health guidelines) trainings will provide IACET-recognized continuing education credits and will help teachers meet professional development standards in planning, content and instruction, and data analysis.

We’re excited about this move because it gives you more choice and flexibility on when and how you receive training – without losing the unique hands-on experience and networking, starting with NMSI's Summer Series from July 13-24, 2020.

Throughout the year, NMSI will provide additional training opportunities, including embedded practice courses, regional workshops and on-demand teacher supports.

To register for the NMSI Laying the Foundation Summer Series (teachers grades 3-12 training), click the link below for your region.

Are you eligible for free registration? 
Teachers who work in school districts that currently partner with NMSI could be eligible for a promo code to attend NMSI's Laying the Foundation Summer Series at no direct cost to the teacher or school. Not sure if you’re eligible? Speak with your campus or district training contact.

Central Region (AZ, CO, IA, ID, KY, KS, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NM, NV, SC, SD, TN, UT, WY)

Northeast Region (CT, DC, DE, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, WI, WV, VA, VT)

South Central Region (AR, OK, TX)

Southeast Region (AL, GA, FL, LA, MS)

West Coast Region (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA)

For information on how to register for the College Readiness Program Summer Series, School Leadership Summit or AP Computer Science training, contact

In addition, visit for personal health and classroom resources. We’ve also collected ready-to-use lessons for you and your colleagues in several math, science and English courses. 


"[Laying the Foundation] has changed my way of teaching. It's changed my understanding, it's changed how I teach math. I can't express how grateful I am to NMSI because it really put me on a different level."
Mary Beth Lawhon, Calculus Teacher, CA


"I highly recommend [Laying the Foundation] for anybody. It's a lot of fun doing labs, getting to meet and interact with people. I'm always looking for new labs, especially as a new teacher, and creative ways to make the wheels turn in my students' heads." Tara Hartman, Middle School Science Teacher, FL