Behavior and Beyond: Addressing the Whole Student

The MDE Office of Intervention Services is offering regional professional development sessions providing strategies and supports for motivating and engaging ALL students.  Training will consist of an opening session in which the Access for All Guide will be introduced.  Breakout sessions will include topics such as making data-based decisions for positive behavioral outcomes throughout the multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) process, social-emotional learning, and instructional strategies to foster positive classroom and school environments. Targeted participants are general education teachers, special education teachers, counselors, interventionists, MTSS chairs, and others involved with the MTSS process (Pre K-12).

To register for a training please visit  If you have questions concerning registration, please contact the RESA.  Please contact Jayda Brantley at in the Office of Elementary Education and Reading with questions regarding the conference.

This event is being funded with state and/or federal funds and is being provided for employees of school districts, employees of the Mississippi Department of Education and Department contractors.  Mississippi Constitution Article 4, Section 66 prohibits governing authorities from making donations.  According to the Mississippi Attorney General, once the federal funds are turned over to the state, the rules for the expenditure of state funds apply.  Based on the Mississippi law, this event is not being provided for third party vendors or external providers.

Dates, times, and locations below. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Opening session begins at 8:30 a.m. and sessions conclude at 4:15 p.m.

 June 13, 2019

Greenville Higher Education Center; Greenville, MS
Grades PreK-12

 June 18, 2019

USM, Gulf Park; Long Beach, MS
Grades PreK-12

 June 20, 2019

MSU Meridian Campus; Meridian, MS
Grades PreK-12