Registration and Calls for Proposals OPEN for Innovative Institute 2021

The Mississippi State University Research and Curriculum Unit, in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), is excited to announce that registration and calls for proposals for the 2021 virtual Innovative Institute are now open!

The Innovative Institute offers opportunities for secondary professional educators and community leaders to explore, discuss, and highlight innovative ideas and techniques that provide equitable, rigorous, and personalized learning for all students.

Beth Houf, co-author of “Lead Like a PIRATE: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff,” will provide the keynote address for this year’s conference that will be held online June 14-15. This year’s theme is Mission: Innovation. Cost for the conference is $50. CEU, SEMI, and OSL credits will be offered upon approval by the MDE.

Registration is now open. Please click on the image below to register.








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We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the Innovative Institute. Submitted proposals should focus on, but are not limited to:

  • Advocacy efforts/policy development
  • Coaching
  • Developing leaders
  • Equity and excellence
  • Learning communities and networks
  • Social-emotional learning (SEL)
  • Online, blended, or hybrid teaching and learning
  • Educational technology
  • Classroom management
  • College and career readiness
  • Other

Each session should be 50 minutes in length. Proposals should reflect high levels of engagement that can include reading, writing, thinking, and talking. To submit a proposal, please click here. The deadline to submit proposals is Wednesday, April 14.

Thank you for all you have done and are continuing to do for Mississippi students!

If you have questions, please contact Cindy Ming, Ginger Tedder or Dr. Lea Johnson

We look forward to you joining us as we continue our Mission: Innovation journey.