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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 



The Successful VI Classroom Part IV: The Expanded Core Curriculum: How to Use It!

This training is designed for teachers who have or may have a student with a visual impairment in their classroom. This session will provide insight into the Expanded Core Curriculum and what it means to this unique population of students in the classroom and everyday life. Contact Dr. Kristina Livingston at if you have any additional questions.

 Training Date Time Delivery MethodRegistration 
October 15, 2020 3:30-4:30 p.m. ZoomClick here


Mississippi Department of Archives and History 35th Social Studies Teachers Workshop
Join the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for the 35th Social Studies Teachers Workshop. This workshop is free and completely virtual. Registration closes at 8:00 a.m. on November 6, or when the 100 registrant cap is reached. Participants may earn .5 CEUs for the training.  CEUs will be offered through Mississippi College for a nominal fee.  For more information, contact or (601) 576-6997.


 Training Date Time Delivery MethodRegistration 
November 17, 2020 8:00-4:00 p.m.ZoomClick here



Systemwide Professional Growth System Workshop

This course is tailored to educators who will observe educators through the Professional Growth System throughout the School Year. The training is designed for Elementary Principals, High School Principals, Middle School Principals, Superintendents.

 Training Date Time Delivery MethodRegistration 
November 14, 2020 8:00-4:00 p.m.Face to FaceClick here


Click here for Mississippi Department of Education  Fall 2020 Online Professional Development Course Offerings.


NISL Trainings 

Our school buildings have faced closures, re-openings have been indefinite, and implementation of virtual learning has our typical school and family partnerships evolving. Schools and families have shifted in how they communicate and support one another, as families are more responsible for their children’s learning at home. Teachers are reaching into each family’s home to help guide student learning through a new variety of engagement methods. Engaging all families will require true partnerships and the building of mutual trust and respect to ensure every student has the opportunity to participate in equitable learning is a priority. School leaders are faced with a number of barriers to this work, but also want to create opportunities to support students and their families despite the current health crisis.  Hopefully, the challenges will bring about deepened relationships with families and engagement in their children’s learning.  

NISL/NCEE is proposing a leadership team of 4 representatives from the school/ district participate in the collaborative along with other MS districts creating other teams in the collaborative.  The intended audience for this institute includes superintendents, principals, federal programs directors, assistant principals, counselors/ social workers, lead teachers, parent leaders, and community leaders.  
This professional learning opportunity for schools/ districts includes other MS districts by providing 2 days of professional learning focused on the effectiveness of creating partnerships for families, communities, and schools during crises.  Along with the 2 days of professional learning, we will provide a half day virtual session to the cohort, and an optional, if requested, customized one day virtual or on-site technical assistance to each participating school/district team. The cost of this training is $2,975 for a team of up to 4 per school or district.  CEUs: 1.2, SEMIs: 10 OSLs: 1

 Training DateTime  Delivery MethodRegistration
Sept 21, 2020 & Sept 22, 20208:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Zoom Click here




Reach MS Trainings


Online Professional Development


Mississippi University for Women Professional Learning Academy
The Professional Learning Academy combines incredible learning opportunities with affordability and convenience. Each six-week course is completely online and self-progressing (you can complete all assignments at any point within the six weeks).

Each PLA course earns 2 CEUs, 1 OSL module, or 15 SEMIs.

Registration per course is $65.00. The course fee includes the CEU, OSL or SEMI certificate and is non-refundable. Certificates are mailed at the end of each six-week course. Basic Computer skills and high speed internet are required.

New classes start every Monday. Registration closes at 9 a.m. on the Friday before the course begins.

Course titles: Basics of Marketing Principles, Grant Writing for Non-profits, Developing Emotional Intelligence, Multi-Cultural Aspects of Sexual Health Education, Prezi-101: A New Way to Present, Digital Citizenship: Being Kind Online, Emotional Intelligence and Student Achievement with CCRS, MDE Resources, Using Music to Enhance Classroom Instruction and Engaging Students in the Classroom.

 Training DateTime  Delivery MethodSyllabus/Application/Schedule
 Aug 17, 2020 - Sept 27, 2020Self-paced OnlineClick here

Course Titles: Small Business Methods and Strategies, Basics of Human Resource Management, Active Classroom, Common Issues Associated with Teaching Sexual Health Education, Cyber Smart, Teaching Keyboarding: Milestones for K-8, CCRS in Math, Introduction to 21st Century Learning, Differentiating Instruction in Reading, Teaching the Scientific Method

 Training DateTime  Delivery MethodSyllabus/Application/Schedule
 Aug 24, 2020 - Oct 4, 2020Self-paced OnlineClick here

Course Titles:  Critical Thinking in the Workplace, Creating a Business Plan, Basics of Nutrition, Tech Tips for the Technically Challenged, Zoom, Loom, and Google Classroom, Emotional Intelligence and Student Achievement with CCRS, MDE Resources, Using Music to Enhance Classroom Instruction and Engaging Students in the Classroom

 Training DateTime  Delivery MethodSyllabus/Application/Schedule
Oct 5, 2020 - Nov 15, 2020Self-paced OnlineClick here



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: