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.


2021 AdvanceKentucky Laying the Foundation Summer Institute

In response to COVID-19, the AdvanceKentucky LTF Summer Institute will be held virtually.  Training will consist of prior individual prep work, online live training/discussion, and break-away group work in chat rooms with the LTF trainer moderating. Training will be conducted online during the dates/times listed below.


Tuesday, July 13, 2021 to Friday, July 16, 2021

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

8:30 am - 3:00 pm Friday


2021 LTF Course Offerings

  • Math: Middle School Math Years 1, 2, 3 & High School Math Years 1 & 3

  • Science: Biology Year 1, Chemistry Year 1

  • English: Middle School English Years 1 & 3, High School English Years 1 & 3


Cancellations and Substitutions

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

  • July 1st for 100% credit

  • July 6th for 50% credit

  • Cancellations received beyond July 6th will be assessed the full registration fee.


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


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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