PREPS MEMBERSHIP 2017-2018
PREPS is going places! We are excited to share that we represent the majority of districts in the state!
2018 PREPS ADVISORY BOARD
Welcome to newest members of our 2018 PREPS Advisory Board! Bobbie Moore, Curriculum Coordinator, North Bolivar Consolidated School District, Kim Alford, Director of Instruction, Pearl River County, Kiley Hughes, Assistant Superintendent, George County, Corlis Curry, Director of Federal Programs, Tupelo Public School District, Adrian Hammitte, District Test Coordinator, Jefferson County Public School District, Kelly West, Assistant Superintendent, Greene County, Suzanne Kelly
CEUs - OSLs - SEMIs
Attendance for our conference will earn you one of these three options: 1 CEU 1 OSL 10 SEMIs Administrators will have sessions starting on Sunday afternoon February 25, and teacher sessions will start on Monday morning, February 26.
Writing in Science and Math Classrooms
Writing in Science and Math Classrooms Presenter: Dr. Tricia Bridges Presented Tuesday, February 27 at 2:15-3:00 pm As students engage in STEM classes and expand their knowledge in science, mathematics, and technology, they soon learn that what they know is important, but what they can do with what they know is essential. A key tool for making sense of information is writing, yet teachers of subjects other than English/Language Arts often feel ill-equipped to infuse writing a
Connecting the ELA Shifts to STEM
The Kirkland Group - Connecting the ELA Shifts to STEM Presenter: Chan Cleveland Presented Tuesday, February 27 at 1:30 - 2:15 pm The ELA MSCCR standards emphasize challenging shifts that require students to think differently, teachers have to change instructional strategies, and administrators have to reconsider the support needed in order to enable success. In this presentation, we will discuss how ELA teachers can connect the key shifts with STEM. Participants will learn
The Bower Foundation - Let's Move to Learn!
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Breakouts The Bower Foundation - Let’s MOVE to Learn! Presenters: Larry Calhoun and Dale Dieckman Better grades. Better health. That’s what Move to Learn is about. Studies have shown that physical activity increases children’s ability to learn. That’s why Move to Learn incorporates movement in the classroom. This program is designed to be fun for students, improve learning, increase time on task and assist teachers with classroom management. Coach Larry Calho
Bringing Data into the Conversation
Bringing Data into the Conversation Presenter: Nicholas Peterman, SchoolStatus Presented on Tuesday, February 27. 10:15 - 11:15 am In this session, we will discuss tactics for improving your data analytics and parent engagement for student success, including tools for disaggregating student data, day-to-day instructional decisions, and monitoring and tracking parent communication. Nick Peterman, vice president of SchoolStatus, is a former high school math teacher, former di
Planting the Seeds of Partnerships to Harvest Sustainability
Planting the Seeds of Partnerships to Harvest Sustainability Presenters: Donna Loden and Mary Ann Plasencia Presented on Tuesday, February 27 10:15-11:15 am Growing Healthy Waves, a district-themed Farm to School initiative, and national organization, FoodCorps, partnered to change the palates of children in the Tupelo Public School District so that students know what healthy food is, fall in love with it, and eat it every day. With trowels, plant starts, pots, pans, and enth
Media View of State and Local Education Reforms
Session: Media View of State and Local Education Reforms 10:15 - 11:15 am. - Tuesday, February 27 Moderator, Jean Cook, APR, Mississippi Department of Education; MAPE board member Panelists: Jeff Amy, Kate Royals and Jackie Mader Journalists from Mississippi’s top news organizations will share their perspectives on the state of public education in Mississippi, which reform efforts have been the most effective and how school districts are adapting to higher expectations. Jeff
Mindset: Changing the Way Students Approach Learning
Tuesday, February 27 - 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Breakouts Mindset: Changing the Way Students Approach Learning Presenters: Dr. Rebekah Mincey, Dr. Catherine Wasson The ability to persist in the face of difficulty is a trait students need in today's culture. There are different theories of intelligence that lend individuals to approach tasks differently. This session will focus on the role of an individual’s mindset in establishing a conducive learning environment, designing effe