Conferences & Workshops
Literacy One-day Workshop Announced
Mississippi educators can now register for a one-day informational event, "Evidence Based Practices for Supporting the Academic Literacy of Middle and High School Students," scheduled for June 18 from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Jackson Marriott at 200 E. Amite St. The workshop is sponsored by the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast at Florida State University. Mississippi College will offer .6 CEUs for participation in the event. To register, visit rel-se.fsu.edu or call (850) 645-1173 for more information.
M-STAR Training for Teachers Scheduled for June
This one-day workshop is designed to familiarize teachers with the Mississippi-Statewide Teacher Appraisal Rubric (M-STAR) which is part of a process designed to improve the professional performance of all educators. Each workshop will be taught by state-approved M-STAR trainers who have been conducting two-day workshops for principals. There is no registration fee for any of these workshops.
The Southern-Regional Educational Service Agency (S-RESA) is conducting 10 of these workshops in June. To register, go to www.s-resa.org and select “Workshop Registration” under the Professional Development dropdown. S-RESA is conducting two M-STAR for Teachers workshops for the Mississippi Teacher Center. On the registration site, these workshops are found in the Teacher Center group which has blue type on a silver background. Lunch will be served at the site, and CEUs will be available for a fee of $15. These workshops are limited to the first 50 registrants per workshop.
- June 10 - Ronald Whitehead Advanced Technology Center Howard Technology Park
I-59 Exit 85, Ellisville
- June 17 - Ronald Whitehead Advanced Technology Center Howard Technology Park
I-59 Exit 85, Ellisville
S-RESA is conducting eight M-STAR for Teachers workshops for the Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE). On the registration site, these workshops are found in the MAE Sponsored Workshops group which has teal type on a tan background. Lunch is on-your-own. CEU credit is offered as a service of the USM RSC. These workshops are limited to the first 25 registrants per site.
- June 11 - Greene County High School - Leakesville
- June 14 - Moss Point Family Education Center - Moss Point
- June 20 - Vicksburg-Warren School District Board Room - Vicksburg
- June 24 - Hancock High School - Kiln
- June 25 - Pass Christian Middle School - Pass Christian
- June 26 - Undetermined site - Lincoln County
- June 27 - Raleigh High School - Raleigh
- June 28 - Natchez-Adams District Office - Natchez
Algebra I, English II, Biology I, & U.S. History Boot Camps
FREE REGISTRATION! FREE SEMI CREDITS! $15.00 CEU CREDITS!
The Office of Student Assessment (OSA) will host the Third Annual SATP2 Boot Camps for first-year teachers and veteran teachers at the B.C. Rogers Student Center/Anderson Hall, at Mississippi College, in Clinton, Mississippi in June and July (exact dates outlined below and posted online on the MDE PD Calendar).
These workshops will focus on providing participants with innovative, research-based, teaching and learning techniques available to educators across the state and nation. Teachers and Administrators will be provided with intense training and support in better understanding SATP2 assessment issues and concerns relative to student learning, remediation, and effective test taking strategies.
While there is no charge to attend these workshops, individuals and or districts will be responsible for all travel related costs. No stipend will be paid to participants. CEUs will be available at the participant’s cost of $15.00 made payable to Delta State University. There is no cost for SEMIs.
Veteran Teachers who are teaching a SATP2 course for the first time during the 2013-2014 school year, as well as other district personnel (i.e. curriculum coordinators, interventionists, teachers, coaches) will attend only the June sessions. Algebra I and U.S. History teachers will participate June 11-12, 2013. English II and Biology I teachers will participate June 25-26, 2013.
First-Year Teachers (for either 2012-2013 or 2013-2014 school years) may apply to attend only the July session. Algebra I, English II, Biology I, and US History teachers will attend July 16-18, 2013.
There are 100 available slots for each session. First-time attendees will receive priority and will register first. Once all first-time attendees are confirmed, teachers who attended the boot camp last year may begin registering on Monday, April 8th. Repeat attendees will be accepted according to availability and the date registered.
Registration for both the Veteran and First-Year Teacher Boot Camps opened Monday, March 25th for first time attendees. Repeat attendees may begin to register on April 15th. Registration will end 7 days prior to each event. Registration will be handled by the Delta Area Association for Improvement of Schools (DAAIS) RESA, not OSA.
To register, go to www.daais.org or www.nmec.net, then click workshops and proceed to MDE, Student Assessment tab. Each workshop will be listed separately (by subject and first year or veteran teachers). It will require you to either create an account by selecting “New? Sign in Here” or “Sign in Here- User Name and Password.”
*If you are new to registering with the RESAs, you will click on “New? Sign in Here” to create an account. Then after creating the account, click on workshops for registering.
*If you are NOT new to the registration process, enter your User Name and Password. Then click on workshops for registering.
See the events, event numbers, and keys at the end of this message. Be sure that you register for the correct event. A registration key is given for each event. You will need to type in this code when asked during the registration process. This helps us ensure that registration is correct and complete.
Although you will receive a registration confirmation email with a registration number, you are not yet accepted to attend the workshop. When eligibility has been verified, Boot Camp Confirmations will be sent via e-mail to each applicant, accepted or not accepted, for attendance. Registration will close seven days prior to the event; however, early registration is strongly encouraged as there is limited space for each session.
EVENT # WORKSHOP DATE KEY
1012 Veteran Teachers Algebra I June 11-12, 2013 VETALG
1013 Veteran Teachers English II June 25-26, 2013 VETENG
1014 Veteran Teachers U.S. History June 11-12, 2013 VETHIS
1015 Veteran Teachers Biology I June 25-26, 2013 VETBIO
1008 First Year Teachers Algebra I July 16-18, 2013 1STYRALG
1009 First Year Teachers English II July 16-18, 2013 1STYRENG
1010 First Year Teachers Biology I July 16-18, 2013 1STYRBIO
1011 First Year Teachers U.S. History July 16-18, 2013 1STYRHIS
Thank you for your interest in this exciting opportunity for our teachers. If you have questions regarding the boot camp please contact Joyce McNair with DAAIS at 662-846-4354 or via email at email@example.com or you may contact Kimberly Jones with the Office of Student Assessment at 601-359-5192 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CMSE Hosts CCSS Math “Mini” Institute
The Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Mississippi will host the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) three-day “mini” institute for K-2 and 3-5 educators. The professional development opportunity is June 25-27 from 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Jones County Community College in Ellisville. The cost for all three days and 2.0 CEU credits is $295. For more information, call (662) 915-6621.
Regional Institutes on School Safety Now Accepting Registration
The safest schools use a multilevel, coordinated, and integrated approach among key stakeholders to support the implementation of sound policies and procedures. To support this collaborative effort, many state and federal agencies have partnered through the Active Shooter Task Force, established by Gov. Phil Bryant. The objective of the task force is to sponsor Regional Institutes on School Safety, specifically focusing on active shooter prevention. The desired result is a continued comprehensive effort by key stakeholders to promote a safe school environment. Lunch will be provided.
Target Audience: School administrators/personnel; law enforcement personnel; mental health professionals; school safety/resource officers; emergency responders/management personnel; elected officials; and other community leaders.
Presenters will share information on best practices, lessons learned, national incident management system, school safety assessment and planning, enhanced communication efforts, systematic response, available resources, and other pertinent topics. The Mississippi Department of Education has approved 5 SEMI credits for administrators and .7 CEU’s for teachers.
Clinton, MS - June 10
Oxford, MS - June 26
Hattiesburg, MS - July 18
Cleveland MS - July 25
Instructions for Registration:
Individuals can register to attend any of the Institutes located throughout the state. However, registration is limited at each site.
To register visit “Go-Sign-Me-Up” on the Mississippi Department of Education’s website at http://gsmu.mde.k12.ms.us/dev_students.asp?action=login&misc=8:32:42AM
1. Create an Account.
2. Click on “Department of Education” link in middle of page.
3. Click “Safe and Orderly Schools” from list.
4. Click the “REGISTER” button for Course/Institute of choice. The course will be listed in a shopping cart to the left.
5. Click “ENROLL”. A page will display the chosen course.
6. Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page. You can then print the confirmation form. An email will also be sent confirming registration.
For technical support or clarification, contact Ms. Terry Lightheart at email@example.com or (601) 933-6346, or Shane McNeill at firstname.lastname@example.org or (601) 359-1028.
National Leadership for Social Justice Training Opportunities Planned
A week-long social justice institute provides professional learning opportunities designed for state, regional, district, and school teams to complete a school district or regional analysis to move from a deficit-based system to one that is based on proactive, integrated, and comprehensive services (ICS). It is offered for 3 credits or non-credit.
Date & Time: July 29 - August 2 (Mon. - Fri.), 10am - 4:30pm
To Register Online Now for Non-Credit, Click here
A three-day academy provides time for state, regional, district, and school teams to assess progress of work completed to invert their deficit-based system to a proactive system, and create Phase 2 action plans related to integrated, and Comprehensive Services (ICS)
(offered for 1 credit or non-credit)
Date & Time: August 5-7, 10am - 4:30pm
(1 credit or non-credit)
Location: UWM Student Union - Ballroom (1st fl.)
2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
, Milwaukee, WI 53201
Register Online Now for Non-Credit. Click here
For Institute and Academy Details, click here
For complete event and accommodation information, click here
Contact: Robin Pagan
email@example.com or (414) 229-5255
If you experience difficulty with the links, please visit the event website directly at:
SREB Presents Common Core Networking, Staff Development Conferences
Implementation of the Common Core State Standards will require a major shift in how teachers teach students to meet higher expectations in preparing them for college and careers. The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), as part of its annual High Schools That Work (HSTW) Staff Development Conference, is offering the Common Core State Standards Networking Conference, July 15-17, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
This cost-effective conference will showcase the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC), instructional tools developed by the Gates Foundation to help teachers meet the new standards. These tools have been field tested in several SREB states during the past two years and have proven to engage students in deeper learning and increase student achievement. Teachers in middle grades, high schools and technology centers are encouraged to attend.
In addition, SREB will host the 27th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference immediately following the CCSS Networking Conference on July 17-20, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This conference is one of the nation’s leading professional development conferences for teachers and leaders, featuring over 500 practitioner- and expert-led sessions that will share proven tools, best-practices and instructional strategies to graduate more students college and career ready. This year the conferencewill showcase Advanced Career (AC) courses. These new career/technical (CT) curricula which will do for CT studies what AP did for academic studies. The new AC curricula will be an exemplary model for all future CT programs to aspire towards.
10th Annual Focus on the Economy Teacher Workshop
July 29 - 30, 8:30am - 4:30 pm - Bay St. Louis
- Financial First Aid Tool Kits for Teachers – Financial tips for accumulating and managing personal wealth
- Meeting the informational text requirement of the Common Core State Standards
- Economic and Financial Literacy for K-12 students
- Registration Fee: $25 for attendance one day or $40 for both days.
Register here download flyer