National Institute for School Leadership Early Childhood Executive Leadership Institute

National Institute for School Leadership Early Childhood Executive Leadership Institute

The Mississippi Department of Education is working with the North Mississippi Education Consortium (NMEC) and The Graduate Center for the Study of Early Learning (GCSEL) at the University of MS to support pre-kindergarten teachers and principals of pre-k through third grade schools. As a result of funds awarded from the WK Kellogg Foundation, NMEC is providing FREE to school principals and their leadership team the newly revised National Institute for School Leadership Early Childhood Executive Leadership Institute. The Institute will be facilitated by national experts including Dr. Cathy Grace from the GCSEL.  Districts will be responsible for paying for travel and lodging.

MDE program regulations for pre-kindergarten programs require school administrators who supervise a pre-kindergarten class receive 15 hours a year of staff development in early childhood education. This training will meet that requirement.  Each principal from the school should serve as the leader for the school/ community leadership team from their school or collaborative.  As a part of this work the team will develop an action plan to implement in their community to support early childhood education.

Only 3-4 representatives per districts are allotted to attend.

You must attend all five days to receive CEUs, SEMIs, or OSLs; no partial credit will be given.


Date Time Session Instructor Faciliator Venue
Wed, Oct 25, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Welcome and Introductions Susan Scott NR Burger Middle School
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Leadership Diagnostic Tool
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Introduction to Pottstown Case Study
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch (Provided)
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Strategic Thinking Process
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM The Context: History and Urgency of Early Childhood Education (ECE)
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Language of Early Childhood Education
Thu, Oct 26, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Review Susan Scott NR Burger Middle School
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Standards Aligned Systems (SAS)
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Strategic Thinking
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Early Learning Standards
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Early Childhood Education
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Assessments in ECE
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Review Susan Scott NR Burger Middle School
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Literacy in ECE
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Learning Standards
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Social and Emotional Development
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Early Childhood Education
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Planning of Action Learning Project (ALP)
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Review of Days 1, 2 & 3 Susan Scott NR Burger Middle School
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Project Reporting and Discussion
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Leadership Tools
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Multi-Generational Involvement
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Family Engagement Strategies
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Evaluating Efficacy
Wed, Feb 7, 2018 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Review Susan Scott NR Burger Middle School
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Transition Planning and Collaboration
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Recruitment, Retention, and Professionalism
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Development of High Quality Staff
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Evaluating Impacts
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Leadership and Sustainability
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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Tags: early childhood, nisl, early learding, gcsel, pre-k