Conferences & Workshops
Check out the upcoming events & workshops for teachers on sites below (click logos):
Dates are set for the Spring Master Teacher in Entrepreneurship (MTEnt) Program!
The MTEnt will meet 5 times in Hattiesburg from February through May. Dates are below. With this program you will learn how to guide your students in all aspects of entrepreneurship from creating a business plan to opening their own business! Upon completion of the program you will receive 11 CEUs as well as a $250 stipend.
Go to the site below for more information and to apply.
Spring 2014 MTEnt dates
Engaging High School Students in the Mathematical Practices Workshop
The Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Mississippi will offer a series of four (4) workshops on "Engaging High School Students in the Mathematical Practices." With the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics comes a new way of thinking about teaching and learning mathematics. Join us to learn ways to engage high school students in the Standards for Mathematical Practice (MP). Session 1 focuses on Problem Solving & Precision (MP. 1&6) -- January 24, 2014. Session 2 is all about Reasoning & Justifying (MP. 2&3) -- February 21, 2014. Session 3 details Tools & Modeling (MP. 4&5) -- March 28, 2014. Finally, Session 4 discusses Structure & Repeated Reasoning (MP. 7&8) -- April 25, 2014. Each day begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends approximately at 4:00 p.m. The cost of attendance is $95 each per workshop in the series. The price includes 0.6 CEUs. REGRETTABLY, the price does not include lunch.
For more information, call Charlotte Dailey at 662-915-6621 or visit our website at http://cmse.olemiss.edu/professional-development/hs-mathematics-workshop-series/. REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW!
Accreditation Office Develops Tutorials for Cumulative Folders, Permanent Records
The Office of Accreditation has developed two online tutorials: How to Complete the Mississippi Cumulative Folder and Permanent Record (Part A – Cumulative Folder) and How to Complete the Mississippi Cumulative Folder and Permanent Record (Part B – Permanent Record). These tutorials provide training to school districts in correctly completing student cumulative folders and permanent records. It is paramount that districts keep accurate and complete records on all students. The tutorials, along with the companion manual, are available through the Office of Accreditation webpage under the WHAT’S NEW section at http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/accreditation
Earn CEUs, OSLs, and SEMIs completely online.
Mississippi University for Women is offering affordable and convenient non-credit courses completely online to to earn CEUs, OSLs, and SEMIs. Each course lasts for six weeks and earns 2.0 CEUs, 1 OSL, or 15 SEMIs. The registration fee is $49.00 which includes the CEU, OSL, or SEMI certificate. Basic computer skills and high speed internet are required. For a complete listing of courses and to apply, visit the online Professional Learning Academy at www.muw.edu/outreach or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project MAT-PD, Mathematics Advancement in Teaching through Professional Development at Jackson State University is a novel alliance to promote mathematics education. It addresses the well-established need for teachers to be trained to teach mathematics in grades 5 - 8. The components of this effort consist of a 3 week summer institute in June and four Saturdays during the academic year. Participants will receive two 3 credit hour graduate courses for completing the Saturday sessions. Guest instructors and an e-learning architecture provide opportunity for participants to work with scientists, mathematicians, engineers, universities, agencies, and business representatives from across the U. S. For more information, contact Deborah Divinity at (601) 979-2969 or visit www.jsums.edu/projectmast.
Mississippi State University (MSU) is offering a "chance of a lifetime" for 4th-8th math teachers to increase their CCSS-M content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and student achievement through the IMPACT2 Program: (In-depth Mathematical Practices and Content Teacher Training). Year two of the IMPACT2 program begins with a two-week Summer Institute, June 16 to June 27, 2014, at MSU, followed by professional development opportunities and classroom visits during the fall and spring. Visit the IMPACT2 website at www.impact2.org to learn more and register beginning January 15, 2014 for the 2014 program. For more information, contact Project Coordinators Re-C Carter at (662)803-8200 or Sonya Smith at (662)803-0509.
The CHAMPS Project
The CHAMPS Project provides engaging, hands-on training through a summer institute and online and face-to-face follow-ups for one academic year. Participants gain a deeper understanding of the CCSS and the acquisition of powerful new strategies for engaging students in learning mathematics. CHAMPS focuses on grades 4th through 8th and provide numerous incentives to participants including stipends, instructional materials, and 10 CEUs. Teachers interested in applying can go to http://web3.muw.edu/outreach/professional-learning and click on CHAMPS for more information. The 2014-2015 application will be available February 2014. Contact Melinda Lowe at (662)241-6088 for details.