Additional training offered July 29 – Aug. 29 on the new Math Instructional Observation Protocol

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has partnered with Education Preparation Providers (EPPs) across the state to offer seven additional in-person training sessions from July 29 through Aug. 29 following the June release of the new Mathematics Instructional Observation Protocol (MIOP) for Mississippi grades 3-12 public schools. The MIOP provides key indicators and evidence of effective practice that administrators should look for when conducting observations, such as “Learning Walks” or “Walk-Throughs,” of a mathematics classroom.

Registration for all sessions is now open and will close three days prior to the event. To register or for more information on the events listed below visit: GoSignMeUp.

These sessions are open to LEA school administrators, math content leads, math coaches, administrator and educator preparation instructors, administrator and educator program candidates, and other mathematics instructional stakeholders.

NOTE: Administrators are encouraged to attend with their math content lead, though it is not a requirement for attendance.

Dates and locations of training:

  • July 29 – William Carey University
  • Aug. 1 – Woolfolk State Building
  • Aug. 2 – Belhaven University
  • Aug. 15 – Woolfolk State Building
  • Aug. 23 – Delta State University
  • Aug. 26 – Alcorn State University
  • Aug. 29 – Woolfolk State Building

Additional training details:

  • Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Lunch on your own from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Facilitator: Tommisha Johnson, Ed.S., State K-12 Mathematics Director
  • Session Materials & Technology Requirement: Bring a device (laptop or tablet) to access session materials
  • CEUs and SEMIs available

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Additional training sessions on the MIOP will occur throughout the 2022-2023 school year.

If you have any questions regarding the training or the MIOP, contact Tommisha Johnson at