Maximize Student Engagement. Earn Professional Credit. 
Foster the Success of the Next Generation of Students. 

Attend the 2019 National Math Foundation /
Math & Movement Summer Institute

Learn how to create an interactive classroom for your students that fits within state standards and your school's curriculum.

We invite you to attend the Summer Institute to learn new ways to inspire your students and improve retention. We will focus on one of our approved programs, Math & Movement, and will also have speakers and sessions covering a wide variety of educational topics. You will learn new strategies to strengthen your students’ math and reading ability, improve classroom management, increase critical thinking, support students with special needs, improve the health and well-being of you and your students, increase parental involvement, decrease the cost of RTI, and boost students’ understanding of “hard to learn” concepts.


Old Mill Road School, 1775 Old Mill Rd, North Merrick, NY


Monday, July 29 – Thursday, August 1     

Monday – Wednesday   9am – 2pm       Thursday   9am – 1pm


2 Day Institute Option: July 29-30      $395 Tuition/books

4 Day Institute Option: July 29-Aug 1    $595 Tuition/books

cost includes over $700 in materials (listed below)


Download the 2019 NMF Summer Institute Brochure 

Target Audience: For teachers, educational support professionals, physical education, and special education teachers for Pre-K through grade 5.

To Register Through Us:

2-Day Institute Registration Form

4-Day Institute Registration Form

To Register Through My Learning Plan:

2-Day Institute Registration Form

4-Day Institute Registration Form

Payment options will be sent after registration is complete. Purchase orders are accepted! 

If you are in NY State, contact us about BOCES aid and we will send you information to register through BOCES.

All teachers who attend will receive the following materials:

CTLE hours will be available for NYS educators.

The Speakers

Additional speakers and session titles will be added as we get closer to the event date!

Suzy Koontz

Founder and CEO,

Math & Movement

Suzy Koontz, Founder and CEO of Learn Thru Movement, is an actuary, an educational consultant, a math teacher, and the creator of Math & Movement, Movement & Literacy and over 150 kinesthetic teaching tools. As the author of over 15 books, Suzy’s passion is helping students recognize their ability to learn and helping them lead healthier lives while achieving academic success. Suzy’s mission is for ALL students to be on grade level in math and reading. As a national presenter for schools, conferences and PTA/O, Suzy shares how movement-based learning is essential in meeting (and exceeding) this goal with ease.

Martha Lester Harris, MPA

Founder, Fizika Group, LLC

Martha has been studying how our brains learn since she gave birth to a daughter with special needs in 1991. In 2010, she founded Fizika Group, LLC, to help educators learn how to apply brain science in their teaching methods.  The Active Learning Specialist Course, created by Fizika in 2013, has helped educators around the world become certified as Active Learning Specialists. Fizika partners with the Rockland County (NY) Department of Health through the Creating Healthy Schools Challenge grant which is helping to create a wellness culture in the East Ramapo Central School District.

Diane McDonald, M.Ed., NLP CP, E-RYT 200, RCYT


ALIVE™ Wellness

Diane L. MacDonald, M. Ed., is the creator of the EDUCATION ALIVE™ Wellness, emphasizing the growing need for us to explore the many dimensions of our own wellness, empower ourselves with tools for self-awareness, cultivate emotional IQ and foster a mindset of possibility. Diane is a sailor, mother, teacher, coach, yoga trainer, and mindfulness educator. She has been a successful business owner and consultant for the past 25 years. Education Alive™ is an approved CTLE provider; our instructional programs are aligned with NYS Learning Standards for Mental Health Education and were successfully piloted with Port Jefferson Middle School in the Fall of 2017. Diane holds her M. Ed. from Ohio State University, attending the premiere coaching training school, Coaching Training Institute (CTI), and is an experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT) with over 5,000 hours of teaching.

Michael Soria

Executive Director,

Innovative Learning


As Executive Director at Innovative Learning Concepts (creators of TouchMath), Michael Soria has a record of success in teaching, curriculum consulting, school district/parent training, and classroom curriculum implementation. His specialization in educational solutions for school districts, along with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, allows him to make curriculum adaptations that meet the academic needs of all learners. As a parent of a child with autism, Michael volunteers his time by giving guest lectures at colleges and universities, and serves as a special education consultant promoting best practices in teaching and communication between districts and parents.

What attendees are saying:

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