Professional Development Opportunities / PD Coordinator Vacancy

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

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), through the Office of Professional Development, is excited to provide several opportunities for continuous support to local school districts and schools this upcoming school year through the updated Menu of Services and Online Professional Development Catalog.

We are also sharing an employment opportunity for an elementary mathematics professional development coordinator (PDC). Please see the information provided below and feel free to pass this along to other interested parties.

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Dr. Kristina Livingston, PDC Lead, at klivingston@mde.k12.org.

Updated Menu of Services and Online Professional Development Catalog
The Menu of Services has been updated for the 2018-2019 school year. This menu outlines free professional development and trainings for local school districts and schools in the areas of English Language Arts, mathematics, special education, and science. Cross-curricular supports are also included in this updated menu.

All sessions are aligned to the Mississippi College- and Career- Readiness Standards and may be combined in some areas to meet the unique needs of individual districts and schools.

In addition to the face-to-face options from the Menu of Services, several online course opportunities have been added through the Online Professional Development Catalog. Registration is now open for the both the Fall I and Full Fall semesters, which will begin on August 1. Fall II registration will begin on September 1, with coursework starting October 1. Each online course (training) is designed so that weekly work can be completed in 30-minute increments, making the courses ideal for content-focused team meetings. Currently, administrators are able to register their teachers for these sessions by completing the PD Request Form found here and submitting to the PDC lead, Dr. Kristina Livingston atmailto:klivingston@mdek12.org. If additional course seats remain open two weeks prior to the session’s start date, however, the online courses will be open and available through GoSignMeUp for individual teachers to register themselves.

You may access the new Menu of Services, Online Professional Development Catalog, and all additional documents for district/building-level administrators to complete by clicking here or by clicking on the Request Professional Development link located in the bottom right-hand pane on the MDE homepage (http://(www.mdek12.org).).

Elementary Mathematics Professional Development Coordinator Position
The MDE has partnered with the University of Mississippi to employ one (1) Coordinator of Professional Development in the area of Elementary Mathematics. The selected candidate for this position will support the Office of Professional Development at the MDE by providing coaching support and professional development to local school districts and schools throughout the state. Please note that this position does not require relocation to Oxford or Jackson, but does involve frequent in-state travel.

Interested individuals may view full job details and apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/14203. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Please note that applications will only be accepted through the online platform provided in the link above.

Thanks,
Nathan


Nathan Oakley, Ph.D., Chief Academic Officer

MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. Box 771 | Jackson, MS | 39205-0771
Tel 601-359-3077
www.mdek12.org
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