2019-2020 MPE Regional Training
MPE is pleased to offer the following regional training sessions. Participants will receive .6 CEU credits for each full–day course. Each session’s content is timely for educators during the 2019-2020 school year. There is no cost for MPE and MS NBCT Network members to attend and receive CEUs. Non-members must pay $25 to attend, which includes CEUs.
EFFECTIVE SUPPORTS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDENTS: This session will orient teachers on the usage of data from the current EL assessments required by the state which include the following domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. Teachers will be provided with information on assisting with progress monitoring of EL students using alternate forms of the state required EL assessment. Participants will be exposed to instructional resource materials from various sources and publishers. Teachers will also receive information on developing communication skills to effectively include parents and guardians.
▪ January 30 Hinds Community College, Muse Center, Pearl
▪ February 10 Hilton Garden Inn, Starkville
MEETING THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF TODAY’S LEARNERS: This session will provide foundational understanding and research of the importance of meeting the needs of the whole child in today’s learning environment. Today’s schools are increasingly attended by students from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the impact of social emotional learning on student achievement, student behavior, and student engagement. The session will provide information on key social and emotional skills that students should develop. Teachers will also receive training on explicit lessons to teach social and emotional skills and providing opportunities for students to reinforce those skills during the school day.
▪ February 7 Life Church, Laurel
TEACHER LEADERSHIP: Teachers exhibit leadership in multiple, sometimes overlapping, ways. Some leadership roles are formal with designated responsibilities. Other more informal roles emerge as teachers interact with their peers. Regardless of the roles, teacher leaders shape the culture of their schools, improve student learning, and influence practice among their peers. This session will explore the varied ways teacher leadership can be exhibited and developed. Career paths for formal leadership positions will be examined. Peer support opportunities will be provided.
▪ January 16 Hancock Leadership Center, Tupelo
▪ January 28 Copiah Lincoln Community College, Wesson
▪ February 12 The Alluvian, Greenwood
ART EDUCATION ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: This training will provide participants with an understanding of incorporating arts throughout their curriculum, regardless of their content area. The session will incorporate participant-designed units in various content areas throughout the day, as well as sharing best practices with the group. Participants will receive content-specific activities for each of the four core subjects, as well as supports in integrating famous artists into the curriculum. Teachers will receive instructions and resources for creating hand-on activities.
▪ January 22 Northwest Community College, Oxford
▪ February 4 USM Gulf Park Campus, Long Beach