Teachers: Apply by Sept. 24 for the Digital Teacher Academy

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The MDE is excited to announce the launch of the Digital Teacher Academy, the newest program from Mississippi Connects initiative. This year-long professional development opportunity is designed to support classroom teachers as they implement digital instructional practices in their classrooms and become technology leaders in their schools.

What are the benefits?

  • Receive digital learning training, supports, and resources
  • Gain experience delivering digital learning professional development
  • Pursue/earn a certification in a digital platform
  • Earn 3.4 CEUs
  • Receive a Mississippi Connects Digital Teacher Academy badge to use to proudly share your accomplishments
  • Participate at no cost to you or your school/district

What are the requirements?

  • Be a full-time classroom teacher
  • Submit Approval to Participate form signed by your administrator (attached)
  • Attend and fully participate in all virtual and in-person meetings (see attached flyer for a list of dates and times)
  • Pursue a digital platform certification during the fall semester [Google Educator or Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer]
  • Lead two digital learning PLCs for your school/district during the spring semester

How do I apply?

NOTE: Up to 200 applicants will be selected to participate in the academy. Applicants will be notified of selection by October 8, 2021

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please visit mdek12.org/DTA or email Melissa Banks, Director of Digital Learning, at mebanks@mdek12.org.