Laying the Foundation, a division of the National Math and Science Initiative, is dedicated to providing the best content-based, pedagogy-driven, teacher-to-teacher training, supported by rigorous classroom-ready lessons and web-based resources to improve the quality of math, science, and English instruction. LTF has trained over 36,000 teachers since 2001 and has demonstrated dramatic increases in Advanced Placement exam participation and success in STEM subjects. LTF believes that training, mentoring, and empowering the teacher corps will lead to high standards of academic excellence for all students.
LTF is offering a four-day Pre-AP Summer Institute for teachers for English, mathematics, and science. LTF training is hands-on, teacher-to-teacher training. Endorsed LTF Trainers will provide in-depth training using LTF materials, the latest classroom technologies, laboratory experiments, and online resources. Created by master classroom teachers, the LTF materials and resources can be used immediately in the classroom to add rigor to the existing curriculum.
LTF is a three-year training program that consists of twelve individual days of training as follows: Year 1 (Modules 1-4), Year 2 (Modules 5-8), and Year 3 (Modules 9-12). Participants must attend training in chronological succession by day. The program is designed to build so that training years and individual days may not be skipped.
For complete module descriptions, please click on one of the following disciplines: ENGLISH MATH SCIENCE
Participating teachers will receive access to the diagnostic materials and resources available on the LTF website for one calendar year, consumable participant materials, and support from LTF trainers and staff members. Only Year 1 participants will receive an LTF Online Access Guide.
Texas teachers will receive 30-hours of CPE credit for attendance and will fulfill the annual six-hour Gifted and Talented update.
The Institute will be held Tuesday, July 17- Friday, July 20, 2012 in Houston, TX. Classes will be from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. Meals will not be provided.
Dobie High School is located at 10220 Blackhawk Blvd in Houston, TX 77089.
TUITION AND PAYMENT
Tuition for the four-day institute is $525. Payment for the conference may be made by credit card, personal check, school check, or purchase order. Please make payment payable to "Laying the Foundation, Inc.," and send to LTF, Attn: Karen Tyler, 8350 North Central Expressway, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75206.
LTF has secured a negotiated rate of $104/night with the Hampton Inn Houston-Hobby Airport. The Hampton Inn Houston-Hobby Airport is located 8620 Airport Blvd., Houston TX 77061. To make reservations, please call Debbie Thomas at the hotel directly at 713-641-6400 ext 652.