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The Educator Enrichment Program (EEP) is an amazing opportunity for educators to receive quality face-to-face professional development at an affordable price. This year's EEP will take place from July 14-20, 2017 on the beautiful campus of Mississippi University for Women.  Educators can earn up to 3 CEUs while taking courses that address the best education practices of 2017. 

Click here to register today to receive the early bird price of only $55!  After June 4th, the price is $65.

The courses offered Summer 2017:

Friday, July 14

New to Nearpod?

Instructor: Aaron Lee, Instructional Technology Coach, Lowndes County School District

This session will introduce the participant to the Nearpod presentation tool. Nearpod is one of the cutting edge presentation tool that allows instant feedback for formative assessment and boost student engagement. Friday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Earn .2 CEUs

Movement Based Learning (aka Students Having FUN & LEARNING too!)

Instructor: Amy Martin, Physical Educator Teacher, Cook Fine Arts Magnet School

85% of school age children are natural kinesthetic learners, which means they learn BEST through movement. In this session, you'll learn some fun ways (for the students AND the teacher!) to teach key concepts that your students will LOVE and benefit from.

Friday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Earn .2 CEUs

Early Blended Learning

Instructor: Aaron Lee, Instructional Technology Coach, Lowndes County School District This session will describe tips and tricks to use in a one to one or a one to many classroom environment. We will discuss the pedagogical shift necessary for this environment along with some great digital center ideas.

Friday, July 14 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Earn .2 CEUs

Healthy Classroom Snacks

Instructor: Mary Helen Hawkins, Chef Instructor and Certificate Program Coordinator, The W

Snacks can be an important source of nutrition for growing children while providing the needed energy required by our bodies. Healthy snack choices can contribute in meeting the daily nutritional requirements for nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. In this class participants will learn how to create healthy snacks that the entire class will love. Each participant will receive a recipe booklet and have the opportunity to taste each recipe.

Friday, July 14 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Earn .2 CEUs

MONDAY, JULY 17

Take Your Students on a Roller Coaster Ride

Instructors: April Moore & Jenni Browning, Fourth and Second Grade Teachers, Annunciation Catholic School Close your eyes and picture your classroom: What do you see? What do you hear? If you were a student walking down the hallway of a new school and could pick a class, would you pick yours? Infuse your classroom with excitement and deepen your understanding of differentiated instruction with this high energy, hands-on enrichment class.

Monday, July 17 from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Earn .2 CEUs

Tin-Bots

Instructor: Meagan Spencer, Geometry Teacher, Caledonia High School

During this session, participants will learn how to use household items to build a robot. The robots will be used to explore surface area of 3D shapes. This hands-on activity will be one that you want to use in your classroom.

Monday, July 17 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Earn .2 CEUs

Why Move?

Instructor: Gina Reed-Wood, Fifth Grade Mathematics Teacher, Former PE Teacher, Eupora Elementary School It is extremely important to incorporate movement into your classroom every day. Participants will leave this session with a host of new ideas and activities to use in the classroom to get students up and moving.

Monday, July 17 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Earn .2 CEUs

TUESDAY, JULY 18

Teaching Academics Through the Arts

Instructors: Courtney Hall and Tina Morgan, Dance Teacher and Music Teacher, Cook Fine Arts Magnet School Participants will learn strategies to teach Math and Language arts through Music and Dance. Some of the skills that will be covered are parts of speech and place value. No prior experience in dance or music is required.

Tuesday, July 18 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Earn .2 CEUs

Feedback Frenzy!

Instructor: Janet Lewis, Instructional Technology Director, Heritage Academy

The session will be an overview of five free online student response systems you can use in your classroom. These tools will not only engage and motivate student learning but will also give you valuable feedback to check for skill understanding and mastery, plus they are just fun! Pick one, set it up and try it out during this session!

Tuesday, July 18 from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Earn .2 CEUs

Globalizing Your Math Classroom

Instructor: Dr. Chadd W. McGlone, Executive Director, Teachers2Teachers-International and President, NASGEm

Participants will learn how to globalize classrooms (especially mathematics classrooms) by making global connections in the classroom. Participants will learn about ways people use mathematics in native communities and ways to make global connections every day. Teachers would leave the day with lessons or units that can be used in their classrooms.

Tuesday, July 18 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Earn .2 CEUs

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19

Digital Learning

Instructor: Meagan Spencer, Geometry Teacher, Caledonia High School

Presentation will show the various ways that students can learn, practice, and test using technology while making formative assessment easier on the teacher. Participants will learn about the programs Kahoot, Quizziz, Nearpod, etc. as well as using Google Classroom/Google Slides.

Wednesday, July 19 from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.

Earn .2 CEUs

Food Allergies 101

Instructor: Ashley Matthews, Instructor of Education, The W

Children with food allergies are a growing population in today's schools. This session will seek to inform educators not only of the symptoms and treatment of food allergies, but also how to best serve these students who may be placed in their classroom. Topics covered include safety, symptoms, and treatment of food allergies, as well as how to make the classroom inclusive and supportive of students with food allergies.

Wednesday, July 19 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Earn .2 CEUs

Art and Autism Education 

Instructor: Dr. Gillian Furniss, Assistant Professor of Art Education, The W

This course will introduce educators to the creativity of some individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, including professional artists. Attendees will learn about successful teaching strategies to use with students with ASD in the art classroom. Processing sensory information in regard to art materials and classroom environments will also be addressed.

Wednesday, July 19 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Earn .2 CEUs

Brain Compatible Learning Strategies

Instructor: Melinda Lowe, Interim Director of Outreach and Innovation, The W

Brain-based education is actually a "no-brainer." You must engage your learners and do it with strategies based on how our brain works. Attendees will learn the importance of good nutrition, how to create a brain-compatible learning environment, and remarkable scientific research based approaches that prove essential for optimum brain performance.

Wednesday, July 19 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Earn 0.2 CEUs

THURSDAY, JULY 20

Foundations of Sex Education

Instructors: Dr. Caroline Payne-Purvis, Assistant Professor of Health & Kinesiology, The W and Meg Hayden, RN, BCSN, Lead School Nurse, Oxford School District Sex Education Foundations Training. This interactive training focuses on some of the foundation skills educators need to effectively implement any sex education program. Designed for beginner-level participants, the training design includes topics such as: values exploration, self-disclosure, answering difficult questions, and facilitation techniques.

Thursday, July 20 from 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Earn .75 CEUs