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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.

Women and Writing in History and English:
A Workshop for Secondary Social Studies and English Teachers

Social Studies and English teachers are invited to participate in a 6-hour workshop at Mississippi State University on history and writing.  Taking inspiration from Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s famous observation that “Well-behaved women seldom make history,” Dr. Courtney Thompson will lead a session on women’s history and incorporating women into the history we teach.  Dr. Elizabeth Miller will follow with a workshop on how to help students with writing  assignments, using the information that Dr. Thompson has provided for examples on grading and commenting on student writing. .6 CEUs 




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February 1, 2020


9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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MDE Trainings 



Join the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for our 34th Social Studies Teachers Workshop on Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson. Teachers will attend their choice of concurrent sessions throughout the day. Registration is $60 in advance and $80 on the day of the conference. The first 100 applicants will receive a $30 scholarship funded by George Washington’s Mount Vernon to go towards their registration fee. The fee includes lunch and admittance to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Earn 0.7 CEUs for an additional fee.




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February 5, 2020

Jackson, MS

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

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This one-day training provides participants with information on how to plan for and increase inclusive opportunity for students with significant disabilities.  Strategies will be presented on how to include students with significant disabilities in school-wide PBIS, how to provide access to content and activities for all students, and ideas on how to make inclusion more successful for students with challenging behaviors.  Scheduling and programming ideas for inclusion will also be shared.  The roles of the general education teachers, special education teacher, and administrators will be examined.  Opportunities for each of these individuals to collaborate with like-role participants across districts and with teams within districts will be provided.  Foundational PBIS knowledge is highly recommended as this training will not cover general information about PBIS.  This training is similar to training to provided last year on this topic

Targeted Participants: Special education staff, general education staff, and administrators

 CEUs.6 SEMIs 5




Links to Register



8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

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NISL Trainings 



Reach MS Trainings


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: