Laying the Foundation

To help fulfill the mission of increasing student access to quality instruction, AdvanceKentucky partners with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and together we are dedicated to improving English, mathematics, and science instruction. The program provides comprehensive hands-on training with nationally endorsed trainers guiding participants through content-rich instruction. Participants receive a full suite of print and online classroom-ready resources consisting of model lessons, formative and summative assessments, as well as STEM labs and activities. The training emphasizes research-based instructional strategies and best practices including inquiry-based learning, instructional scaffolding, and vertical alignment for grades 3-12. 

2020 AdvanceKentucky Laying the Foundation Summer Institute 

In partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative, AdvanceKentucky is pleased to host pre-AP training for teachers in grades 3-12 through Laying the Foundation training during the AdvanceKentucky Summer Institute.


Frederick Douglass High School

2000 Winchester Road

Lexington, KY

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 to Friday, July 17, 2020

8:30 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

8:30 am - 3:00 pm Friday


Registration and more information can be found here!


2020 LTF Course Offerings

  • Math: Middle School Math Years 1, 2, 3 & High School Math Year 1 & 2
  • Science: Biology Year 3, Chemistry Year 3, Middle School Science Year 3
  • English: Middle School English Year 1 & 2, High School English Years 1 & 2
  • Elementary: ELA/SS Year 1, Math/Science Year 1



Mileage, lodging, and meals not provided at training are the responsibility of each school.  A discounted group rate of $125 per night plus tax has been arranged with the Hyatt Place Lexington.  To make a reservation by phone, please call 859-296-0091 and request the AdvanceKY LTF Training block.  Online reservations may be made here using "G-AKLT" as the group/corporate number.  Reservations must be made prior to June 19th to receive the group rate.  


Cancellations and Substitutions

All cancellations must be received by the dates below to receive fill or partial credit for registration fees:

  • May 30th for 100% credit
  • June 14th for 50% credit

Districts have the option to provide a substitute for a registered participant who is unable to attend. Please click here to submit a cancellation or substitution. 


Questions?  Please contact us at 

New Resource! Click the links below to access our new AdvanceKentucky Crosswalks linking LTF lessons and the new Kentucky Academic Standards.

LTF English Crosswalk

LTF Math Crosswalk


For more information about LTF training, please contact