Gifted Teacher Training: Meeting Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children

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

The MDE, through the Office of Elementary Education and Reading, is offering a one-day session for gifted teachers to learn strategies for supporting social and emotional needs of gifted learners through art (visual journaling) and technology resources, as well as in class counseling techniques. All activities will be aligned with the Outcomes for Gifted Education Programs 2017, with a central focus on Affective Skills and Success Skills. This training will help gifted program teachers as they meet the unique challenge of pushing gifted children’s academic abilities while supporting their social and emotional development.

Sessions will be offered from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm each day.

June 18 – North Mississippi
Oxford Conference Center
102 Ed Perry Boulevard
Oxford, MS

June 19 – Central Mississippi
Brandon Civic Center
1000 Municipal Drive
Brandon, MS

 June 26 – South Mississippi
University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast
Hardy Hall
730 East Beach Boulevard
Long Beach, MS

There are no limitations on the number of participants per district, and districts are not assigned to a Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA).  Registration will be on a first-come-first-served basis at

Contact the RESA if there are questions about registration.  Contact Jen Cornett at if there are questions for the MDE.

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.

Nathan Oakley, Ph.D., Executive Director
Office of Elementary Education and Reading

P.O. Box 771 | Jackson, MS | 39205-0771
Tel 601-359-2586 | Fax 601-359-2040