APRIL 15, 2021 >> New Teachers (Grades 5-12)

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Welcome

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Cory Murphy

Cory Murphy

Cory M. Murphy, Ph.D., is a native of Canton, Mississippi. A community servant and educator, Dr. Murphy presently serves as Executive Director of the Office of Teaching and Leading at the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE). Prior to returning to the MDE, he served as Director of Client Relations for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Teacher Licensure and Certification Division where he worked primarily with the Southeastern Praxis client states of the Princeton, New Jersey based company. Dr. Murphy has also served as Coordinator of the Office of Educator Assessment at the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE), Bureau Director of the Office of Educator Licensure, Education Specialist, Sr. & Regional Service Officer in the Office of School Improvement at the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE). He has taught middle grades Special Education for Clayton County Public Schools in the state of Georgia and Jackson Public School District in Mississippi.

Dr. Murphy is a graduate of Canton High School who has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi Valley State University, Master of Arts in Education degree from Central Michigan University, Specialist in Education degree and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Leadership from Jackson State University. Dr. Murphy believes that “Every individual can be reached if you, the Educator, are not afraid to touch.”

Welcome and Logistics

Keynote will immediately follow the Welcome and Logistics in the same Zoom session above.

Keynote

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Jeremy Anderson

Next Level Teaching

Next Level Teaching

The art of capturing the hearts and minds of your students, while taking care of yourself.
Motivational-Speaker-Jeremey-Anderson

Years ago, Jeremy experienced many challenges such as drug and alcohol abuse and constant failure in school. He was able to transition from that to now being a powerful speaker who inspires and instructs students, teachers, and leaders on how to take their lives to the next level! Jeremy is a walking testimony of Next Level Living. He went on to receive his high school diploma as well as obtain his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Today, Jeremy owns several successful businesses, and he has authored 7 books thus far!

Jeremy Anderson is a leading expert, author, and one of the premier motivational speakers in the educational arena. Jeremy has made it his life's work to help students and teachers become the best version of themselves.

Social Emotional Learning

10:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Pat Ward

Pat Ward

Pat Ward (P-LPC) is a Counselor with a practice in Oxford and online. He loves helping people of all ages overcome struggles in their lives and their relationships. He has seen his practice help leaders grow, adapt, and heal in ways that have benefited their organizations and the people who work alongside them. Pat draws on his experience with over 400 clients and his 15 years of experience as a pastor and leader. Pat and his wife Sarah have 3 kids and have lived in Oxford since 2006.
Staying Mentally Fit

Staying Mentally Fit

Pat Ward will share helpful insights for staying mentally clear and emotionally healthy during the last sprint to the end of the school year and beyond. Drawing on his counseling experience with clients, leaders, and families, he will also use part of the session to help attendees process through the last chapter before starting a new one and give guidance for how you can help your students do the same in age-appropriate ways.

Classroom Engagement

10:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Kristina Livingston

Kristina Livingston

Dr. Kristina Livingston currently serves as the lead professional development coordinator at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi Department of Education. Her area of expertise is literacy, and she has worked with students from kindergarten all the way to the university level for the past 12 years. She has three amazing kids and is a sucker for Food Network.
Make It Stick!

Make It Stick!

Dive into the science of learning and discover simple, low-prep strategies for helping students truly learn and remember all the valuable information you have been teaching!

High-Quality Instruction

10:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Sandra Elliott & LeighAnne Cheeseman

Sandra Elliott & LeighAnne Cheeseman

Sandra Elliott has served as a classroom teacher for over 25 years for grades 2 through middle school in Ohio and in Mississippi. She has also served as an educational program facilitator and a building interventionist. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to meeting the needs of English learners and struggling students. She is currently the English Learner Intervention Support Specialist for the Mississippi Department of Education (Pre-K -12). In this role, she provides professional development and technical support to teachers and administrators throughout the state on best practices, instructional guidelines, intervention strategies and instructional strategies to support English learner students.

LeighAnne Cheeseman currently serves as an Assistant State Literacy and English Learner Coordinator for the Mississippi Department of Education. Her experience is in supporting teachers in mastering literacy best practices and ensuring equitable education for all students. She has two precocious children and drinks way too much coffee.
EL Supports

EL Supports

Strengthening Supports for English Learners – in this interactive session, teachers will be provided with both background knowledge about English learners (EL) and strategies for supporting EL students in content areas and in English language development.

Supporting Struggling Students

10:10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Julie Riales

Julie Riales

Dr. Riales has an earned doctorate degree from The University of Mississippi in Curriculum & Instruction with an emphasis in secondary mathematics. She also has a master’s degree in mathematics from The University of Mississippi. Dr. Riales has 28 years of experience working in mathematics education including instruction from middle school to college-level mathematics and teacher preparation classes in both face to face and online formats; coaching teams of teachers in planning, instructing, and assessing students for success; providing assistance for struggling learners; planning and providing meaningful professional developments; training teachers in assessment writing; and item writing and review at district level as well as for Questar and Educational Testing Services. She is also experienced with online instruction, learning management systems, dynamic online tools for promoting mathematics understanding, and the online Desmos calculator that will be allowed on the MS MAAP Algebra I test.
Supports for Struggling Math Students in Grades 5-12

Supports for Struggling Math Students in Grades 5-12

How many times have you heard someone say, "I'm not good at math"? Many people struggled with the way they were expected to learn math. This session will provide ways to offer a better educational experience for all students, and especially struggling math students, in grades 5 - 12. Participants will actively discuss and engage as learners with strategies shown to be effective for struggling math students.

Classroom Culture and Motivation

12:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Amy Pinkerton

Amy Pinkerton

Amy Pinkerton currently serves as the Professional Development Coordinator for elementary mathematics for the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Education. Her area of expertise is mathematics, and she specializes in creating engaging project- and problem-based learning experiences. When she isn’t working, she’s reading all things historical fiction, TRYING to garden, or binge-watching “Monk.”
Power of a Positive Classroom

Power of a Positive Classroom

This session will encourage teachers to foster a positive classroom culture by maintaining a positive mindset and building meaningful relationships with students.

Social Emotional Learning

12:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Julia Cole & Charlotte Christian
Creating a SEL-Infused Culture Within Your Classroom

Creating a SEL-Infused Culture Within Your Classroom

What teacher isn’t interested in their students showing greater academic achievement? Or having scholars with greater motivation to learn, better classroom behavior, and improved attendance? Who hopes their students have reduced emotional distress, anxiety, stress, or social withdrawal? Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is taught in many schools, but it’s hard to understand exactly what it is and what it looks like in the classroom. In this session participants will collaboratively engage to consider creating strategies that focus on teaching students’ skills to enhance social and emotional competencies as well as academic learning.

Classroom Engagement

12:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Tanjanikia McKinney

Tanjanikia McKinney

Tanjanikia McKinney currently serves as the K-12 science professional development coordinator for the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Education. She has served as a classroom teacher, magnet resource coach, and adjunct professor throughout her 17 years in education. Tanjanikia is currently pursuing an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership.
Anchor Charts

Anchor Charts

This training provides an overview of the three types of anchor charts and how using anchor charts as a scaffolded support can benefit students. Participants will practice using Google Slides to create anchor charts in a digital classroom.

High-Quality Instruction

12:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Jasmine Bell

Jasmine Bell

Jasmine Bell currently serves as the secondary ELA professional development coordinator for the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Education. Her area of expertise is coaching, supporting struggling secondary readers, and connecting ELA and History content. In her spare time, Jasmine works on her calligraphy.
The Writing Revolution

The Writing Revolution

Learn how The Hochman Method provides a clear method of teaching writing using intentional strategies that can be broken into manageable chunks for any subject area!

Supporting Struggling Students

12:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Christy Hunt

Christy Hunt

Christy Hunt currently serves as a Professional Development Coordinator for special education for the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Education. Her areas of expertise include: inclusion, accessibility, equity, and transition.
Accessible Learning in a Digital World

Accessible Learning in a Digital World

The focus of this session is adapting instructional tasks and strategies to provide access to the curriculum for diverse learners in face-to-face and virtual settings. Participants will practice simplifying directions, alter amount of materials and difficulty level of materials.

Classroom Culture and Motivation

1:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Rosalynn Jones

Rosalynn Jones

Rosalynn Jones currently serves as a Professional Development Coordinator for special education for the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Education. Her area of expertise includes behavioral support and interventions.
Addressing Challenging Behaviors

Addressing Challenging Behaviors

This session will provide teachers with a foundation of knowledge and research based behavioral strategies to minimize challenging behaviors in the classroom setting.

Social Emotional Learning

1:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Venola Mason

Venola Mason

Venola Mason, Associate Partner, International Center for Leadership in Education- Venola is driven by the belief that every student deserves a high-quality education that can afford them many opportunities to lead and contribute in the world as they transition to adulthood. She is passionate about partnering with school districts across the country to create and implement practical solutions to increase student achievement and wellness.

Venola began her career in education as a Teach for America • Metro Atlanta corps member in 2003. She taught for five years in Atlanta Public Schools leading her students to consistently make 1-3 years of academic growth across all content areas closing the achievement gap. She also served as a Site Manager for The New Teacher Project (TNTP) where she managed the Atlanta Content Seminar program, a professional development program for K-12 teachers. During her last year with TNTP she served as a central Site Manager to support the state approval process and launch of the Georgia Teaching Fellows program, an alternative teacher certification program.

In 2011, Venola served as the Director of Alternative Certification for Teach for America • Metro Atlanta. In this role she created the Teacher Leadership Development Program, an alternative certification program for Teach for America corps members, and secured the program’s designation as an accredited teacher preparation program through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. In that same year, she joined the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) as a Consultant and supported school districts across the country in the areas of Instructional Excellence, Blended Learning, and Leadership. Currently, Venola serves as an Associate Partner with ICLE. In this role she continues to support school districts in creating environments where ALL students thrive and can be their best selves.

Venola has recently published Teach Up! Empowering Teachers through Relationships, Rigor, and Relevance and maintains her teacher and administrator credentials in the state of Georgia.
Developing Social and Emotional Skills through Positive Relationships

Developing Social and Emotional Skills through Positive Relationships

Research shows that teachers have the biggest impact on student achievement. Relationships are the foundation for the development of the cognitive, social, and emotional skills and competencies that students need to be successful within the classroom and beyond. This webinar is designed to help educators understand the critical nature of these relationships and the impact they have on student learning. Participants will leave the session with:
>> A deeper understanding of the science and practice of social and emotional learning.
>> Practical tips to establish and maintain relationships with students.
>> Strategies to cultivate a sense of belonging within your classroom and among students.

High-Quality Instruction

1:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Elise Brown

Elise Brown

Elise Brown currently serves as the director of online professional development and secondary mathematics professional development coordinator for the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Education. Her area of expertise is mathematics, and her research interests include adult learning theory and building engaging online learning communities.
Rigor in the Math Class

Rigor in the Math Class

This training is designed to provide math teachers with an in-depth understanding of the 3 types of rigor found in the MS CCRS through defining, identifying, and applying the appropriate rigor throughout math instruction.

Supporting Struggling Students

1:20 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Jasmine Bell

Jasmine Bell

Jasmine Bell currently serves as the secondary ELA professional development coordinator for the University of Mississippi and the Mississippi Department of Education. Her area of expertise is coaching, supporting struggling secondary readers, and connecting ELA and History content. In her spare time, Jasmine works on her calligraphy.
The Struggle Is Real: Supporting Struggling Readers

The Struggle Is Real: Supporting Struggling Readers

Examine why adolescents struggle with reading, explore the Simple View of Reading, and identify and engage in specific strategies to build decoding skills to help struggling students read grade-level texts and experience success in the classroom.

Closing Session

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ben Austin

Explanation of CEUs
Final Words from Teacher
Drawing for Door Prizes

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