Effective Instruction and Exemplar Units for ELA

Effective Instruction and Exemplar Units for ELA (3-5)

The MDE, Office of Professional Development is offering one-day sessions at six locations across the state for Math and English/Language Arts teachers on effective instructional practices in exemplar units. Participants will engage in hands-on activities that will help them.


       understand the relationship between an exemplar unit and the domains of the Teacher Growth Rubric with the Professional Growth System.

       identify and make content-specific instructional shifts in exemplar lessons/units.

       understand how to identify and apply high-quality, content-specific instructional practices.

       understand how to make informed instructional decisions concerning instructional units.


Participants should bring a copy of a lesson plan and/or unit that he/she has implemented or plans to implement. Also, participants should bring a laptop.

This session is specifically designed for  Teachers and General Education Teachers

You will be provided approximately an hour to have lunch with your training colleagues on your own.  Information on convenient local eateries will be provided at the training.

Date Time Session Instructor Faciliator Venue
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM All session Dana Danis Irene Dearman Trent Lott Center - USM Campus
Attendance Clause
Miss. Const. Art. 4, Section 66 Eligible attendees for this training includes teachers, counselors, and administrators who are employed by a school district or MDE. Unless specifically noted otherwise, external contractors or vendors may not attend. This event is being funded with state and/or federal funds and is being provided for employees of school districts, employees of the Mississippi Department of Education and Department contractors. Miss. Const. Art. 4, Section 66 prohibits governing authorities from making donations. According to the Mississippi Attorney General, once the federal funds are turned over to the state, the rules for the expenditure of state funds apply. Based on the Mississippi law, this event is not being provided for third party vendors or external providers.
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.

Tags: Professional Development, ELA