Training will be June 21 for administrators on the new Math Instructional Observation Protocol

Later this week, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE)  will release the Mathematics Instructional Observation Protocol (MIOP) for Mississippi grades 3-12 public schools.

There are still seats available for the first training on Tuesday, June 21 in Jackson.   The MIOP provides key indicators and evidence of success that administrators should look for when conducting a “Learning Walk” or “Walk-Through”  of a mathematics classroom.  The ultimate goal of the training is to differentiate between the two, and to equip administrators with the skills they need to evaluate and improve mathematics instruction at the local level.

The MIOP was developed by the MDE, in conjunction with state math coaches from Teaching Lab;  and is divided into the 5 Core Actions listed below.

  • Core Action 1: Instructional Shifts
  • Core Action 2: Instructional Delivery and Design
  • Core Action 3: Instructional Engagement
  • Core Action 4: Instructional Environment
  • Core Action 5: Instructional Groups

Details regarding the training are included below.   Administrators are encouraged to attend with their math content lead,  if possible. Note: This is not a requirement for attendance.

  • Date:   Tuesday, June 21
  • Time:   9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Doors open at 8:30 a.m.; Lunch on your own at 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
  • Location:  Woolfolk State Building (501 N. West Street, downtown Jackson)
  • Facilitators:  MDE Math Content Staff + Teaching Lab Math Coaches
  • Additional Information:  Bring a laptop
  • Registration LinkGoSignMeUp

Additional trainings on the MIOP will occur throughout the 2022-2023 school year.
If you have any questions regarding the training or the MIOP, please contact Tommisha Johnson ( or Dr. Marla Davis (