2019 Literacy Summit

The Mississippi Department of Education is hosting a two day literacy summit for parents/guardians, educators, community partners, and policy makers. The theme for the 2019 summit is “A Shared Commitment to Literacy: Improving Literacy Outcomes for ALL from Birth to the Workforce.”

Summit attendees will engage in relevant sessions that will support their collective efforts in improving student achievement and literacy success. Session strands and outcomes include:

  • PARENTS/GUARDIANS (P/G) – Explore practical strategies, supports, and resources that will assist children in meeting grade-level expectations and being ready for college and career. 
     
  • EDUCATORS (E) – Identify, employ, and evaluate high-quality resources and best practices to ensure the success of all students.
     
  • POLICY MAKERS (PM) – Understand how policy and legislation promote statewide literacy efforts and impact employment and economic development. 
     
  • COMMUNITY PARTNERS (CP) – Understand how community partner and stakeholder collaboration can impact child/student outcomes to increase economic and workforce development.


ONCE REGISTRATION IS CONFIRMED, WE ARE UNABLE TO CHANGE/SWAP ANY BREAKOUT SESSIONS!


For descriptions on each breakout session, please visit http://www.northmsec.com/ls-breakoutsessions/. 

The below key within each breakout session is for GUIDANCE ONLY; participants are welcome to attend any sessions within any category. We have only categorized these sessions to better assist in topics pertaining to specific groups:

  • E - Educators
  • P/G - Parent/Guardians
  • CP - Community Partners
  • PM - Policy Makers

CEUS AND SEMIS WILL BE AWARDED BASED ON A PER DAY BASIS.

  • If you attend only Friday, participants are able to receive 0.7 CEUs and 5 SEMIs. 
  • If you attend Saturday, participants are able to receive 0.5 CEUs.
  • If you attend Friday and Saturday, participants are able to receive 1.2 CEUs and 5 SEMIs.


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BEING A VENDOR, SPONSOR, OR MAKING A DONATION, PLEASE VISIT HTTP://WWW.NORTHMSEC.COM/MS-LITERACY-SUMMIT-VS/.

Date Time Session Instructor Facilitator Venue
Fri, Sep 13, 2019 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration & Vendor Booths (Continental Breakfast Provided) Jackson Convention Complex
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome Message Carey Wright Jackson Convention Complex
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Greetings from the MS Legislature Senator Gray Tollison Jackson Convention Complex
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Morning Keynote Louis Versalles Jackson Convention Complex
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break Jackson Convention Complex
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Breakout Session I Jackson Convention Complex
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Panel Disussion Jackson Convention Complex
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM Break Jackson Convention Complex
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM Breakout Session II Jackson Convention Complex
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Sponsored Break & Vendor Visits Jackson Convention Complex
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM Breakout Session III Jackson Convention Complex
Sat, Sep 14, 2019 7:30 AM - 2:15 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration & Vendor Booths (Continental Breakfast Provided) Jackson Convention Complex
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM Welcome Message Nathan Oakley Jackson Convention Complex
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Greetings from the City of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba Jackson Convention Complex
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Keynote Karen Mapp Jackson Convention Complex
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Break Jackson Convention Complex
10:15 AM - 11:30 AM Breakout Session I Jackson Convention Complex
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch & Panel Disussion Jackson Convention Complex
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Breakout Session II Jackson Convention Complex
Special Accomodations
Disabilities If you have a disability that would need an accommodation (wheelchair, visual impairment, etc.), please contact us so that we can best accommodate you.
Food Allergies If you have a food allergy or preference (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, etc.), please contact us so that we can best accommodate you.
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