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2020 MPE Fall Virtual Trainings

MPE is pleased to offer the following fall virtual training sessions.  Participants will receive .6 CEU credits for completing each course.  Each session’s content is timely for educators during the 2020-2021 school year.  MPE will be partnering with PREPS (Program of Research and Evaluation for Public Schools) to provide “Recent Challenges to the Social/Emotional/Mental Health of Students/Educators and Challenges Yet to Come” and “Essential Tools for the Virtual Toolbox.” There is no cost for PREPS members to attend and receive CEUs for those sessions. All sessions and CEUs are free for MPE and MS NBCT Network members. Non-members must pay $25 to attend, which includes CEUs.   All participants must have a device with sufficient internet connection, camera, and audio capabilities. 

RECENT CHALLENGES TO THE SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL/MENTAL HEALTH OF STUDENTS/EDUCATORS AND CHALLENGES YET TO COME: This session will provide foundational understanding and research of the importance of meeting the needs of the whole child as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the emotional issues that might affect our students and learn how to address critical emotional and mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and grief.  The session will provide general considerations for schools in meeting CDC guidelines as it relates to social/emotional screening. Teachers will also receive an overview on the stigma, racism, and social justice issues that might adversely impact social/emotional functioning of our students, families, and educators. 

October 12, 13, 14, 2020                         Zoom Meeting                              Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.   (registration closed-session full)

ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR THE VIRTUAL TOOLBOX: This session will provide participants with  web-based tools to create meaningful learning experiences for students in remote situations.  Participants in this interactive and engaging virtual workshop will get hands-on experience using the essentials for every teacher’s toolbox.  The websites, apps, and Chrome extensions (Flipgrid, Seesaw, Book Creator, Wakelet, etc.) that will be explored are effective learning tools that promote the C’s in traditional, blended, or completely remote learning environments.  For optimal workshop experience, participants should use a device bigger than a tablet.

September 29, October 1, 6, 2020         Zoom Meeting                                Time:  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m
. (registration closed-session full)

October 15, 20, 22, 2020               Zoom Meeting                                Time:  4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m(registration closed-session full)

COMPENSATING FOR THE CORONAVIRUS SLIDE: Students across the nation have missed nine weeks or more of in-classroom instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though most districts scrambled to offer comparable at-home learning, many teachers are concerned about students entering school in the fall without having mastered the previous year’s skills, and therefore unprepared for the new grade level material. 

This session will give teachers practical ideas on how to fold in the previous grade’s MCCRS while continuing to teach their own rigorous material. Teachers will gain a better understanding of the vertical alignment of the standards, how to conduct formative assessments to make sure students are ready to move on, and how to condense their curriculum so that students can have enough exposure to each standard for mastery by the end of the 2020-2021 school year.  The training will include both asynchronous and synchronous content delivery.

September 9, 14, 16, 2020                       Zoom Meeting                                   Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (registration closed-session full)

September 23, 28,30, 2020                      Zoom Meeting                                   Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

October 14, 19, 21, 2020                          Zoom Meeting                                   Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

To register, go to, click on the “MPE Regional Trainings” tab, and then click on the training you wish to attend or scroll down to locate the MPE calendar and click on the training hyperlink. All registered participants will receive Zoom invitation via email and/or login information prior to the training.