Access for All Webinar Recording and Regional Training

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The Access For All (AFA) Guide was developed by the MDE in collaboration with educators across the state to help teachers address issues that impact learners with a wide variety of needs. The AFA Guide is online at

A webinar was held on January 17, 2019 to introduce the AFA Guide. Please click the link to access the recording of the webinar: The webinar slide deck is attached.

If you have questions regarding the Access for All Guide, please contact Bobby Richardson at or by phone (601) 359-3498.

Regional trainings are scheduled throughout state. Participants will leave this hands-on half-day training with the ability to pinpoint the student’s needs and use the guidance document to find practical strategies for all types of learners. To register for the regional trainings please visit  Choose either the elementary or secondary sessions in the location of your choice.

Contact the RESA if there are questions about registration. If you have questions about for the MDE, contact Laurie Weathersby at in the Office of Elementary Education, Ashley Kazery at in the Office of Secondary Education, or Teresa Laney, in the Office of Special Education.

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.

Morning registration begins at 8:00 a.m. All morning sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m.

Afternoon registration begins at 12:00 p.m. All afternoon sessions begin at 12:30 p.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

February 19, 2019 – Jackson, MS

February 21, 2019 – Natchez, MS

March 6, 2019 – Cleveland, MS

March 7, 2019 – Oxford, MS

March 12, 2019 – Hattiesburg, MS

March 13, 2019 – Biloxi, MS

June 11, 2019 – Meridian, MS

June 12, 2019 – Starkville, MS