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Professional Development Resources

MPE is pleased to provide the following professional development resources to support its members’ professional growth for the benefit of themselves and their students, as research has proven that superior professional development is vital to elevated school performance. MPE is not endorsing any provider or opportunity listed here; rather, the information is provided as a tool for MPE members in their endeavors.

Each provider’s website is listed so that MPE members may contact individual providers for additional information or to register for these opportunities. These professional development resources will be updated monthly, so please check back for the most recent information.

MDE Trainings 

No trainings at this time

NISL Trainings 



The Students with Disabilities Institute is designed to increase the capacity of school leaders to improve instructional practices that will lead to higher performance by all students.  The work focuses on what school leaders need to know and be able to do in order to provide the guidance and direction of sustained instructional improvement.

This three-day program is designed to prepare principals for exercising leadership in mobilizing staff to address the learning needs of students with disabilities.  The program enables participants to design and manage continuous professional development systems for all staff in the school around supporting all students, including students with disabilities.  

Because of the structure and compact instruction of the program, participants will be provided with resources for further investigation associated with each topic.  Each principal will have the opportunity to conference with program facilitators to inquire about specific resources or strategies for their contexts.  Participants with formal training in NISL will recognize several broader themes from that program, such as instructional leadership, formative assessment, standards-based instructional systems, and professional development.

Although it acknowledges the importance and impact of legislation such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the program is not a course on Special Education law and regulations (links to these and other resources are provided to participants for further study).

The program is divided into five main topics:

  • Designing Assessments for Progress Monitoring
  • Developing Sound Instructional Goals
  • Schoolwide Behavioral Interventions
  • Instructional and Assessment Accommodations
  • Organizing the School to Support and Sustain High-Quality Learning Experiences for Students with Disabilities

    Checks or Purchase Orders should be made out to NMEC.

You must attend all three days to receive CEUs, SEMIs, or OSLs; no partial credit will be given. CEUs 1.9, OSLs 1, SEMIs 15




Links to Register

Oct. 1, 2019



Register Here


Reach MS Trainings



Learn strategies you can use immediately to improve student achievement. Missing Links in Academics will show you how techniques used in the DuBard Association Method can be used for your students who may not need intensive therapy but could benefit from different teaching structures. Use these multi-sensory teaching-learning strategies to connect the link that's missing in your classroom to help students reach their fullest potential. (1.2 CEUs and ASHA credits available, intermediate level, professional area - 12 ALTA credits available)

Suggested participants:

  • Kindergarten - sixth grade general education teachers
  • Learning disabilities teachers
  • Kindergarten - sixth grade special education teachers
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Academic language therapists
  • Dyslexia therapists
  • Reading specialists/interventionists

Regular registration - $190

Late registration - $215 (after October 10, 2019)




Links to Register

October 24-October 25, 2019



Register Here

Online Professional Development

Click here for a complete list of online professional development courses that offer CEU and SEMI credits through the University of Mississippi School of Education.

Click here for a complete list of online professional development courses that offer CEU and SEMI credits through the University of Southern Mississippi.

Click here for a complete list of online professional development courses that offer CEU and SEMI credits through Delta State University.  

Additional Resources

Mississippi Public Broadcasting offers PBS TeacherLine, the premier provider of online professional development for educators. PBS TeacherLine offers more than 130 graduate level facilitated, online courses for teachers that span the entire curriculum: Reading/Language Arts, Mathematics, Instructional Technology, Instructional Strategies, and Science. PBS TeacherLine is committed to helping educators acquire the skills they need to become—and stay—the highly qualified teachers needed to prepare students for a successful future. For more information, contact Nancy Pearson at or 601-432-6254.

Mississippi e-Learning for Educators is a partnership between Mississippi Public Broadcasting and the Mississippi Department of Education which uses an online delivery model to provide effective professional development, leading to gains in educators’ content knowledge, improvements in teaching practices and increased student achievement. Participants learn and share best practices and instructional resources through interactive communities. For additional information, please visit or contact Jill Boteler at or 601-432-6203.

The Southern-Regional Educational Service Agency offers online professional development classes for K-12 educators. CEUs are offered. To view a listing of upcoming workshops, please visit For additional information, please contact Dr. Mary Walters at 601-266-6777.

The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with Virtual Education Software to office continuing education courses for educators.  View a complete course list and register via this link: