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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.

2018-2019 MPE Regional Training

MPE is pleased to offer the following regional training sessions. Participants will receive .6 CEU credits for each full–day course. MPE will also offer 5 SEMIs for the Improving Student Achievement Through Counselor Effectiveness full–day course. Each session’s content is timely for educators during the 2018-2019 school year.

INTEGRATING CODING IN THE K-8 CLASSROOM: A hands-on coding training that is limited to the first 20 participants. The training will examine the CS4MS (Computer Science for Mississippi) Initiative, in which coding is a major component. This workshop trains teachers on how to teach computer science fundamentals through mediums such as Code.org's curriculum and Google's CS First program. Participants will get hands-on experience building programs that control robots such as Sphero's SPRK+, Wonder Workshop's Dash and Dot robots, and Ozobot. No prior experience necessary to attend this training. All participants must bring a fully charged laptop to the training.  No cost for MPE and MS NBCT Network members to attend and receive CEUs.  Non-members must pay $25 to attend, which includes CEUs.

▪ February 7               USM Gulf Park Campus, Long Beach (closed-session full)

INTEGRATING CODING K-8: THE NEXT LEVEL:  This next–level training session is for instructors who have already started implementing basic coding concepts into their content areas and want to increase their own level of expertise. The training will be limited to the first 20 participants.  All participants must bring a fully charged laptop to the training. No cost for MPE and MS NBCT Network members to attend and receive CEUs.
Non-members must pay $25 to attend, which includes CEUs.

▪ January 17                Hinds Community College, Muse Center, Pearl


IMPLEMENTING MISSISSIPPI’S COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS – SCIENCE:
 This session will explore the components of the 2018 MCCRS for Science using hands-on activities and group discussions. Teachers will deepen their own content and pedagogical expertise by working with peer teachers to outline and plan instruction while sharing ideas about activities and resources. MPE and MS NBCT Network members receive CEUs free of charge and non-members may receive CEUs for $15.

K-2 SCIENCE TRAINING
▪ January 14                     Northwest Community College, Oxford

3-5 SCIENCE TRAINING
▪ January 31                     Marion County BusinessPlex, Columbia

6-8 SCIENCE TRAINING
▪ February 13                   Lake Terrace Convention Center, Hattiesburg

9-12 BIOLOGY TRAINING
▪ January 23                   The Mill Conference Center, Starkville
▪ February 19                 Hinds Community College, Muse Center, Pearl


IMPLEMENTING MISSISSIPPI’S COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS STANDARDS – SOCIAL STUDIES:
 This session will share techniques and strategies that will support student learning across the full spectrum of courses under the 2018 MCCRS for Social Studies Standards.  Session participants will grasp strategies and activities that will increase engagement and deliver content aligned with the 2018 social studies content standards. MPE and MS NBCT Network members receive CEUs free of charge and non-members may receive CEUs for $15.

K-5 SOCIAL STUDIES TRAINING
▪ February 11                    Life Church, Laurel

6-12  SOCIAL STUDIES TRAINING
▪ January 29                     The Capps Center, Indianola

 

Academic Workshops

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MDE Workshops


A BLUEPRINT FOR LITERACY 2.0: ALTERNATIVES TO TEST PREP (GRADES 3-5)
During this interactive session, participants will engage in activities to show them engaging strategies to use in the classroom to prepare students for state end of year assessments in grades 3-5.

Targeted Participants: 3-5 Classroom Teachers, SPED Teachers, Principals, and District Literacy Coaches. You will be provided approximately an hour to have lunch with your training colleagues on your own.  Information on convenient local eateries will be provided at the training. CEUs:  .6 SEMIs: 5 No Cost

Dates

Locations

Time

Links to Register

February 5, 2019

Jackson, MS

8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Register Here

February 7, 2019

Hattiesburg, MS

8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Register Here


EARLY CHILDHOOD PBIS TIER 2: SOCIAL EMOTIONAL TEACHING
This one-day training provides participants with information on positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) for pre-k classrooms and programs using the Pyramid Model as the foundation for the training.   The session begins with the importance of teaching social emotional skills and then details the stages of learning in efforts to help participants understand that just like any other skill, social emotional skills must be intentionally taught.  Those social emotional skills that should be taught and where most of the session content is spent are friendship skills, emotions, and problem-solving skills.  Information will also be provided on individualizing these skills for children who need extra assistance.  The session ends with information on collaborating with families.  Attendees will review case studies and participate in hands-on activities to "practice" learned content.  Opportunities will be provided to reflect on one's own practices.  CEUs .6 SEMIs 5 No Cost

It is recommended that participants attend Early Childhood Tier 1 before attending this training.

Dates

Locations

Time

Links to Register

February 12, 2019

University, MS

8:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Register Here

 

 

NISL Trainings

DESIGNING EVIDENCE-BASED STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES THAT CREATE PARTNERSHIPS (ESSA)
Effective communication is key to making it easier for over-burdened and under-resourced teachers and over-whelmed and intimidated families to work together on behalf of all students. This session will tap into the different strengths educators and families can contribute to building a strong partnership.  The session will focus on effective school/parent contacts to create opportunities for families sharing in the responsibility of student learning?  Evidence-based strategies for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents—especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children's schooling will be included.  Teachers will examine means of developing relationships with parents to improve skills they can use to support the education of their children, monitor their progress, and advocate for them. Cost $100
CEUs .6, SEMIs 5

Dates

Locations

Time

Links to Register

February 13, 2019

Jackson, MS

8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Register Here

February 27, 2019

University, MS

8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m.

Register Here


EDUCATION FOR ALL: INCLUDING ENGLISH LANGUAGE (EL), DYSLEXIC AND ADD LEARNERS (SERIES 1)

Does your faculty truly hold the same high expectations for all learners, unless there is a diagnosed cognitive deficit?  The findings are clear that All learners can meet the same high expectations with more scaffolded support and time, including learners with Dyslexia and / or Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD). Teachers and administrators will explore accommodation and progression strategies to accelerate College and Career Readiness.

Additionally, this two-day hands-on session participants will rethink how to use the prescribed curriculum to engage learners’ preconceptions, organize their knowledge for retrieval and application, as well a use metacognition to acquire deeper learning and 21st century skills.  You do not have to take these series in any kind of order.  CEUs: 1.0, SEMIs: 5, Cost $200

Dates

Locations

Time

Links to Register

February 18, 2019

University, MS

8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Register Here

February 19, 2019

University, MS

8:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

 

 

Reach MS Trainings

 

EARLY CHILDHOOD PBIS TIER 2: SOCIAL EMOTIONAL TEACHING
This one day training provides participants with information on positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) for pre-k classrooms and programs using the Pyramid Model as the foundation for the training.   The session begins with the importance of teaching social emotional skills and then details the stages of learning in efforts to help participants understand that just like any other skill, social emotional skills must be intentionally taught.  Those social emotional skills that should be taught and where the majority of the session content is spent are friendship skills, emotions, and problem-solving skills.  Information will also be provided on individualizing these skills for children who need extra assistance.  The session ends with information on collaborating with families.  Attendees will review case studies and participate in hands-on activities to "practice" learned content.  Opportunities will be provided to reflect on one's own practices. CEUs: .6 SEMIs: 5
It is recommended that participants attend Early Childhood Tier 1 before attending this training. 

Dates

Locations

Times

Links to Register

2/21/2019

Oxford

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here


Barksdale Reading Institute Workshops


MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF READING
Apply the Simple View of Reading in your classroom and evidenced based strategies for each component. CEUs: .6 SEMIs: 5

Target Audience: 
K-12 teachers and administrators. 
From this module, participants will be able to… 
Describe how the brain processes language 

  • Apply the Simple View of Reading to student data 
  • Examine the recommendations from the National Reading Panel related to each component of reading 
  • Recognize the 5 instructional practices for teaching the 5 components of reading 

Dates

Locations

Times

Links to Register

2/14/2019

Hattiesburg

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here


 

MODULE 2: FOUNDATIONS OF A STRUCTURED LITERACY BLOCK

Create a structured whole group, small group, and center rotation that includes all the components of reading. CEUs: 1.2 SEMIs: 10

Target Audience: 
K-3 teachers and administrators.

From this module, participants will be able to…

  • Evaluate your current approach to literacy instruction and adjust where needed 
  • Distinguish between the roles of whole group instruction vs. small group Instruction 
  • Explain the Instructional Cycle and the 90 Minute Literacy Model 
  • Describe the 5 instructional practices for teaching the 5 components of reading 

Dates

Locations

Times

Links to Register

1/15/2019
1/16/2019

Jackson

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

 

MODULE 3: STRUCTURED LITERACY: PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS

Avoid a major obstacle to reading acquisition! Discover how to explicitly teach phonological awareness. CEUs: 1.2 SEMIs: 10

Target Audience: 
K-3 teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators. 

From this module, participants will be able to… 

  • Explain the importance of phonological awareness in research-based reading models. 
  • Identify the sequential skills of phonological awareness. 
  • Correctly articulate the 44 phonemes in the English language and identify their defining characteristics. 
  • Demonstrate how to teach each of the phonological awareness skills. 
  • Apply 5 for 5 structured literacy strategies for Phonological Awareness.

Dates

Locations

Times

Links to Register

1/8/2019
1/9/2019

Meridian

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

1/31/2019
2/1/2019

Hattiesburg

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

 

MODULE 4: STRUCTURED LITERACY: PHONICS
Learn how to teach phonics explicitly in the lower grades and leave with practice strategies to help students become fluent decoders!  CEUS: 1.2 SEMIs: 10

Target Audience:
K-3 teachers and administrators.

From this module, participants will be able to… 

Explain what research says about how phonics is processed in the brain and how it should be taught.

  • Describe the importance of the elements of an explicit phonics instruction. 
  • Accurately order the sequence of the phonics continuum. 
  • Demonstrate teaching strategies for each of the generalizations of the phonics continuum. 
  • Score a diagnostic decoding assessment and identify the lowest deficit skill. 
  • Create a lesson plan that demonstrates explicit phonics instruction. 

Dates

Locations

Times

Links to Register

2/19/2019
2/20/2019

Meridian

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

 

 

 

 

MODULE 5: STRUCTURED LITERACY: FLUENCY

Fluency is more than the rate of reading! Learn how to teach fluency and its vital role in making instructional decisions for students. CEUs: 1.2 SEMIs: 10

Target Audience: 
K-6 teachers and Administrators, Interventionists, and Special Education teachers.
From this module, participants will be able to…

  • Define what fluency and accuracy are and identify key characteristics. 
  • Explain where fluency falls within the integrated process of reading (Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Rope Model) and how it serves as a gateway to identifying reading gaps. 
  • Demonstrate how to administer and score a fluency screener and apply national norms. 
  • Demonstrate strategies for teaching the subskills of fluency. 
  • Apply the SVR to identify who and what types of intervention are needed. 
  • Follow the Assessment Cycle to determine next steps in identifying the lowest deficit skill. 
  • Teach self-monitoring skills to boost accuracy.
  • Administer and score decoding surveys and phonics/spelling screener. 
  • Explain and demonstrate the steps in an evidence-based intervention and how it differs from Tier 1 instruction and tutoring.  

Dates

Locations

Times

Links to Register

1/22/2019
1/23/2019

Biloxi

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

2/21/2019
2/22/2019

Cleveland

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

 

MODULE 6: STRUCTURED LITERACY: VOCABULARY

Learn how to teach vocabulary past the definition level and how to create a language-rich environment.  CEUs: 1.2 SEMIs: 10

Target Audience: 
K-6 teachers and Administrators, Interventionists, and Special Education teachers.

From this module, participants will be able to… 
Understand the challenges of vocabulary development as described in the Hart and Risley study and the implications for instruction. 

  • Examine the role and relationship of vocabulary to reading comprehension in the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Rope. 
  • Identify the National Reading Panel’s 8 recommendations for vocabulary and the 3 instructional implications. 
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the multiple dimensions of language. 
  • Align the MS-CCRS to the degrees of “knowing” a word. 
  • Investigate the various types of assessments to measure vocabulary knowledge. 
  • Engage in effective strategies used to increase the opportunities for incidental vocabulary acquisition in the classroom. 

Dates

Locations

Times

Links to Register

1/10/2019
1/11/2019

Cleveland

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

3/21/2019
3/22/2019

Hattiesburg

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

 MODULE 7: STRUCTURED LITERACY: COMPREHENSION

Join us to learn what it takes to comprehend any text and take away evidenced based strategies to use in your classroom! CEUs: 1.2 SEMIs: 10

Target Audience: 
K-6 teachers and Administrators, Interventionists, and Special Education teachers.

From this module, participants will be able to… 

  • Recount recommendations from national research that informs comprehension instruction (NRP, 2000; IES, 2010;  RAND, 2002). 
  • Name and describe how three factors in the reading process each contribute and influence comprehension. 
  • Explain how comprehension is built through the construction of progressive mental models and the role of work memory in this process. 
  • Apply the Simple View of Reading to understand the domains which are necessary for Reading Comprehension. 
  • Describe the five strands of Language Comprehension within Scarborough’s Rope Model, tell why each is critical for Reading Comprehension, and demonstrate how they are addressed in instruction. 
  • Develop purposeful, measurable objectives for literacy skills and background knowledge. 
  • Apply evidence-based instructional strategies within a well-developed lesson plan.

Dates

Locations

Times

Links to Register

1/17/2019
1/18/2019

Biloxi

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

3/21/2019
3/22/2019

Cleveland

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

  

MODULE 8: STRUCTURED LITERACY: READ ALOUD

Learn how to maximize the read aloud by incorporating all the components of reading while also building general knowledge! CEUs: 1.2 SEMIs: 10

Target Audience:
K-6 teachers and Administrators, Interventionists, and Special Education teachers.

From this module, participants will be able to…

  • Recall benefits and limitations of a read aloud. 
  • Demonstrate use of the of the 6 steps of a well planned read aloud. 
  • Demonstrate how to write objectives that follow the SMART mnemonic. 
  • Analyze the steps of a read aloud exemplar. 
  • Name some criteria for choosing texts and selecting vocabulary. 
  • xplain the difference between a purpose and an objective. 
  • Apply before reading activities to the book being used for purpose of the session. 
  • Analyze the steps of a read aloud exemplar. 
  • Write questions that follow the CROWD mnemonic on the literal, inferential and situation level. 
  • Demonstrate how to use various elements of the print as a way to better understand a book. 
  • Construct during and after reading exercises that align with the skills and strategies. 
  • Demonstrate an outline of a read aloud to the group. 

Dates

Locations

Times

Links to Register

3/5/2019
3/6/2019

Biloxi

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

3/5/2019
3/6/2019

Jackson

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

 

 

 

 

 

 MODULE 9: STRUCTURED LITERACY: THE TRANSCRIPTION & LANGUAGE SKILLS OF EARLY WRITING

Develop effective lessons plans for teaching the language layers that build strong writers.CEUs: 1.2 SEMIs: 10

Target Audience: 

K-3 teachers and Special Education teachers.

From this module, participants will be able to…

  • Identify and provide explicit and systematic instruction for the writing skills related to transcription (spelling, phoneme awareness, grapheme-knowledge, phonics, letter formation, letter-naming, sentence-construction, capitalization, and punctuation). 
  • Identify and provide explicit and systematic instruction for the writing skills related to language (background knowledge, vocabulary, oral language, concept-formation, verbal reasoning, syntax, pragmatics). 
  • Explain the role of working memory in concept development and writing. 
  • Support students' development of a mental model for writing. 
  • Assemble a portfolio of activities to promote daily writing in the classroom

Dates

Locations

Times

Links to Register

2/12/2019
2/13/2019

Jackson

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

3/19/2019
3/20/2019

Biloxi

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

MODULE 10: STRUCTURED LITERACY FOR LEADERS

Design a schoolwide literacy plan and utilize the coaching cycle to support literacy instruction! 

Target Audience: 
Elementary Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators, Instructional Coaches, or Lead Teachers.

From this module, participants will be able to…

  • Explain the contributions the NRP (2000) and the IES Report (2016) made to improving literacy instruction.
  • Explain how the brain processes language for reading. 
  • Recognize explicit instruction of the 5 Components of Reading + 3.
  • Support teachers in managing time, structure and content during a Structured Literacy Block.
  • Calculate catch-up growth to close the achievement gap.
  • Apply the Simple View of Reading to group students for differentiated instruction.
  • Apply an Assessment Cycle and the Simple View of Reading to identify deficits and group students for differentiated instruction.
  • Use the coaching cycle to support teachers in setting goals and changing practice.
  • Identify the right starting point in working with teachers to improve practice. Draft preliminary goals for a school-wide plan that incorporates Structured Literacy; identify the immediate next steps.

Dates

Locations

Times

Links to Register

1/15/2019
1/16/2019

Biloxi

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register Here

 

 


 MODULE 11: ADDRESSING THE READING DEFICIT BEYOND THE PRIMARY GRADES (BARKSDALE READING INSTITUTE)

Teach students in the upper grades how to decode and learn ways to teach vocabulary in more meaningful ways!  CEUs: 1.2, SEMIs: 10, No Cost
Target Audience: 

3rd grade teachers and up, administrators, interventionist, instructional coaches, and special education teachers. 

From this module, participants will be able to…

  • Demonstrate syllable awareness and how to use it to decode words.
  • Apply structural analysis skills to determine meaning of words.
  • Explain and practice teaching strategies for each of the generalizations of the advanced phonics continuum.
  • Administer and score a decoding survey to identify the lowest deficit skill.
  • Create a lesson plan that demonstrates explicit phonics instruction.
  • Deliver an explicit vocabulary lesson that stretches beyond the definition level of understanding.

Items to Bring or Prework: TBD 

 These modules do not have to be taken in any kind of specific order nor do all need to be attended.

Dates

Locations

Time

Links to Register

March 7, 2019

Cleveland, MS

8:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Register Here

March 8, 2019

Cleveland, MS

8:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

 

 

Online Professional Development



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 Nancy.Pearson@mpbonline.org 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 www.mde.k12.ms.us/elearn/index.html or contact Jill Boteler at Jill.Boteler@mpbonline.org 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 www.s-resa.org. 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: http://www.virtualeduc.com/usm/