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  • The MASBO Annual Conference will be February 7 - 10, 2023 at the Sheraton Flowood.

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  • MECA will have its Fabulous 40th Conference, February 8 - 10, 2023 at the Jackson Convention Center.

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  • MAPT Director's Winter Conference will be

    FEBRUARY 15-17, 2023

    BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI

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  • ACTE Region IV Conference is March 29 - 31, 2023 at Beau Rivage, Biloxi, MS

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  • SAVE THE DATE!
    MASSP summer conference will be in conjunction with MAESA and MSASPA June 13-16. 2023  in Biloxi, MS.  

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  • Public Education Leader David R. Schuler Named Executive Director of AASA

    Alexandria, Va. – Nov. 17, 2022 – AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is proud to announce that David R. Schuler has been selected by the organization’s executive committee as its new executive director, replacing Daniel A. Domenech, who will retire in February 2023.

    Click here to read entire announcement

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  • Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

    TOPICS: Premier of Season 5, The EmpowerED Superintendent Series and release of the CoSN 2022 Student Home Connectivity Report

    The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) is honored to support the work of current and aspiring superintendents and district leadership teams through the Mississippi Association of School Administrators in leading all aspects of digital learning transformations.

    Click here for complete article.

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  • From DreamBox Learning

    On-Demand Webinar: MTSS for Educators
    When it comes to multi-tiered support systems, how can you ensure all stakeholders get the support they need?

    Join Dr. Matthew Cheeseman, Superintendent at Beaufort County Schools and NC NERESA Region 1 Superintendent of the Year, and Dr. Tim Hudson, Chief Learning Officer at DreamBox Learning, as they discuss innovative and inclusive approaches to MTSS programs in this on-demand webinar.

    Dr. Cheeseman shares how he developed an MTSS model for educators that effectively trickles down to students. His model ensures that every individual, regardless of role, has the support to be successful. Dr. Hudson expands on how this framework can effectively apply inside of classrooms when educators have the right tools in place to meet students where they are.

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  • 2022-23 Administrator Calendar Dates to Remember

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    2022-23 Administrator Calendar Dates to Remember

    This document, provided as PDF and Word files above, provides administrators, district personnel, federal program directors, special education directors, and districts with guidance and important dates that may be required under Mississippi state law and/or federal requirements in a single, convenient location.

    This document is not meant to be an all-inclusive calendar but includes dates that are required and are deemed to be the most essential for compliance.

     

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F2022 Conference

  • Following are responses to questions raised during the MASA meeting from Dr. Benton:

    What is the status of the Phonics First training schedule?  

    The MDE’s contract for Orton-Gillingham services expired on June 30. We are currently in the process of securing a vendor and will post a schedule as soon as possible. 

    Can they start a second cohort of AIMS? 

    We are working with the RESA, the vendor, and their presenters to try to schedule additional opportunities for AIM Pathways for both teachers and administrators. We will provide an update as soon as the details have been solidified.  

    English learners who have only been here for 3 years are being held accountable for the 3rd-grade assessment. Research says they need 3 to 5 years; therefore, we are doing them a disservice if we hold them to the same requirements as native speakers. What about good cause exemption? 

    The good cause exemption timeframe is codified in state statute §37-177-11, A. Limited English proficient students who have had less than two (2) years of instruction in an English Language Learner program; (may qualify for a GCE) This is a state law, not an MDE policy.  

    Are there plans for continuing to support social-emotional learning? 

    SEL is incorporated with MTSS and PBIS. The Early Warning System is currently being updated and will have SEL support for students and schools. REACH MS is hosting a School-wide course on SEL as well. Behavior Specialists from the Office of Intervention can provide training to school districts. 

     

    Additional resources 

    https://www.mdek12.org/LearningAtHome/SEL

     

    https://casel.org/

     

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  • Click here to view Dr. Benton's powerpoint presentation from our Fall 2022 conference.

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  • Click here to review the PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Jerome McKibben on Sunday, October 23

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