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. 

In partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative, AdvanceKentucky is pleased to host pre-AP training through Laying the Foundation. 


2019 Laying the Foundation Training Events


2019 AdvanceKentucky Access to Algebra Laying the Foundation Training 

John's Creek Elementary School

8302 Meta Highway

Pikeville, KY 41501

Monday, July 22, 2019 to Thursday, July 25, 2019

Registration and event information can be found here.  

Please note this training event is for teachers participating in the Access to Algebra program ONLY.

2019 AdvanceKentucky Laying the Foundation Summer Institute

Frederick Douglass High School

2000 Winchester Road

Lexington, KY


Tuesday, July 9, 2019 to Friday, July 12, 2019

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

8:30 am - 3:00 pm Friday


Registration is now closed

Limited seats are available.  To inquire about availability, please contact 


2019 Course Offerings*

Math Science English  Elementary
Middle School Math - Year 1 Biology - Year 2 Middle School English - Year 1 ELA/SS - Year 2
Middle School Math - Year 2 Chemistry - Year 2 Middle School English - Year 3 Math/Science - Year 2
Middle School Math - Year 3 Middle School Science - Year 2 High School English - Year 1  
High School Math - Year 1   High School English - Year 3  
High School Math - Year 3      

*Note that LTF training courses are non-sequential, i.e. a Year 2 class can be taken prior to attending Year 1.  Science follows a three-year rotation schedule while Years 2 and 3 will be offered in alternating years for English and math.

If you are unsure which course or year would most benefit you and your classroom, please contact us at


LTF Online Access

Two weeks prior to training, registered participants will recieve their NMSI username and password.  Login credentials will be sent to the email address provided during registration.  Please check junk or spam folders for an email from  For timely access to all training materials, participants must verify this information prior to the first day of training and are encouraged to preview the website and accessible resources.  Note: participants will gain full access to all resources after the first full day of training.  



Schools requesting payment upon invoice are required to enter a PO number during registration.  Invoices will be sent to district finance offices once training has concluded.  If an invoice is needed earlier, please contact  Credit card payments are also accepted during on-line registration.  



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

  • May 25 (Forty-five days prior to the first day of training) for 100% credit
  • June 9 (Thirty days prior to the first day of training) for 50% credit
  • Cancellations made within thirty days of the first day of training will be charged the full registration fee.  
  • To submit a cancellation, please click here.



Districts have the option to provide a substitute for a registered participant who is unable to attend.  To do so, please click here or contact for more information.  Substitutions made after July 1 will be processed on-site.  Please instruct any teacher substituted after July 1 to see an AdvanceKentucky staff member in the cafeteria prior to the start of training.



Mileage, lodging, and meals not provided at training are the responsibility of each school.  Teachers in active AdvanceKentucky high schools may check with their AP Coordinator for details.  For lodging, 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 "KSTC-LTF training" rate.  Online reservations may be made here.  Reservations must be made by June 7, 2019. 





Continental breakfast, lunch and snacks during breaks will be provided.



In addition to all training materials, participants will have online access to the complete catalog of LTF lessons and resources.



Teachers attending partial days will be assessed full registration fees.  Trainers document attendance and district contacts will be notified of any participants absent from the first day of training.  Attendance reports will be submitted to each district once training has concluded.


Specific Host Site Policies

  • Children are not allowed at the training due to liability issues,  
  • Smoking is not permitted on school grounds.
  • Participants are asked to park in the lot located to the right of the school.  Avoid parking on the grass or in handicapped spaces unless tag is displayed.




Access to Resources

After the first full day of training, participants will have online access to all materials and additional resources for three full years after Year One training.  Five years of additional access to all online resources will be available upon completion of the full LTF training.


PD Credit

Attendance certificates will be provided once training has concluded.  Please check with local administrators about possible PD credit.


Vertical Teaming

Out content staff is available to assist AdvanceKentucky program schools with vertical team meetings and to help connect LTF lessons with AP course work.  Please direct all inquiries to