Each year, Mississippi Whole Schools hosts at least one Winter Regional Training for the purpose of providing professional development in arts integration for its member schools.

This year, the program will host two opportunities to attend a Winter Regional Training:

January 25, 2020 in Meridian, Miss.

February 22, 2020 in Tupelo, Miss.

Educators can choose one of these opportunities to receive training, and some educators may attend both. Please use the form below to register! Scroll past the form to see the conference schedules.

MWS Winter 2020 Registration

Registration form for conference participants
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For more information on the 2020 Mississippi Whole Schools Winter Regional Training Conference, please email the Whole Schools office at wholeschools@arts.ms.gov.

Conference Schedule | Meridian, January 25

Additional Information will be added below as it becomes available.

7:30-8:00 a.m. – MWS Winter Regional Registration and Check-in

8:00-9:00 a.m. – Opening Session and Performance by The Royal Y’all Improv

9:00-11:00 a.m. – Deep Dives

  • Lessons Out Loud
  • Relating the essential Elements of Music to Classroom Planning and Teaching
  • Mastering Arts Integration: Making Instruction Meaningful and Memorable

11:10-12:10 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

  • EZ Digital Storytelling
  • What Place Do I round
  • Saying “Yes, And” to Experiential Learning
  • Strengthening Connections with Community Arts Partners

12:15-1:30 p.m. – Networking Lunch and Musical Performances

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

  • Rhythm & syllable Counts
  • Camille and the Sunflowers and the Letter S
  • Make a DOT and Watch it Splatter
  • Footprints in the Dust: the Natchez Trace

2:30-2:45 p.m. – Break

2:45-3:30 p.m. – Match That Standard

3:30-4:00 p.m. – Closing

Conference Schedule | Tupelo, February 22

Additional Information will be added below as it becomes available.

7:30-8:00 a.m. – MWS Winter Regional Registration and Check-in

8:00-9:00 a.m. – Opening Session and Performance by The Royal Y’all Improv

9:00-11:00 a.m. – Deep Dives

  • Lessons Out Loud
  • Relating the essential Elements of Music to Classroom Planning and Teaching
  • Mastering Arts Integration: Making Instruction Meaningful and Memorable

11:10-12:10 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

  • Does My Art ATTRACT You
  • Saying “Yes, And” to Experiential Learning
  • Tupelo Community Theatre (TCT)

12:15-1:30 p.m. – Networking Lunch and Musical Performance

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Breakout Sessions

  • I Don’t Tap Rhythm Sticks: You Can too
  • Klee To Know Me
  • Stop Motion Video, Keith Haring Style
  • Footprints in the Dust: The Natchez Trace

2:30-2:45 p.m. – Break

2:45-3:30 p.m. – Match That Standard

3:30-4:00 p.m. – Closing