Early Childhood Professional Development Opportunity for Administrators

Greetings Superintendents, Curriculum Coordinators, Special Education Directors, Federal Programs Directors, and Principals:

The MDE, through the Office of Early Childhood, is offering a free full-day training titled Early Childhood Policies and Practices.  This full-day training will provide participants with information about the recently updated early learning guidelines and standards, early childhood developmentally appropriate practices, executive functioning and self-regulation, inclusive practices, and the CLASS assessment tool. This training is available to all administrators, principals, district leaders, and directors of Pre-K classrooms.  SEMIs and contact hours are offered at no cost and CEUs will be available for purchase.

There are eight (8) upcoming trainings.  Each session can accommodate up to 50 participants.  Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis at https://gsmu.mdek12.org/public/course/browse.  Registrants will need to verify that they are registering for the correct location, as multiple offerings will appear in the GoSignMeUp course listing page.

Contact Jayme Jones at jajones@mdek12.org or Amye Hoskins at ahoskins@mdek12.org if there are questions about registration.

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.

See dates, times, and locations below. Sessions will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m.

 October 25, 2018

Jackson Public Schools Career Development Center
2703 1st Avenue
Jackson, MS 39209

October 30, 2018

Nicholson Elementary School
Multi-Purpose Building
1887 HWY 11 South
Picayune, MS 39466

November 15, 2018

MSU-Meridian Campus
1000 HWY 19 North
Meridian, MS 39307

December 3, 2018

Dukate Building
1445 Father Ryan Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39530

December 12, 2018

To Be Announced

Oxford, MS 38655

 January 11, 2019

Starkville High School Library
603 Yellow Jacket Drive
Starkville, MS 39759

February 11, 2019

To Be Announced

Natchez, MS 39120

March 22, 2019

Threadgill Elementary
1001 Broad Street
Greenwood, MS 38930