Rescheduled PD Opportunity: Behavior and Beyond – Addressing the Whole Student

The MDE, through the Office of Intervention Services, has rescheduled the Meridian training focused on strategies and supports for motivating and engaging students. The session has been rescheduled for December 11 due to inclement weather. Registration is online at

 The session will include guidance on progress monitoring Tier II students, how to intervene for students who are chronically absent, and how to address behaviors utilizing the counselors in your building. Targeted participants are general education teachers, counselors, interventionists, special education teachers, MTSS chairs, and others involved with the MTSS process at the building level.

The training will consist of an opening session followed by breakout sessions that will provide behavioral supports for students as they move throughout the tiers.

There are no limitations on the number of participants per district and districts are not assigned to a Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA).

Contact the RESA if there are questions about registration. Contact Jayda Brantley at in the Office of Elementary Education and Reading 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.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Opening session begins at 8:30 a.m., and sessions conclude at 4:15 p.m.