Professional Learning

Mississippi Whole Schools provides regular and on-going professional learning opportunities, supporting educators in differentiated learning, multiple intelligences, social-emotional learning, and higher order thinking through the arts processes of creating, performing, responding, and connecting.


These and other trainings are readily available for your campus.
Contact to schedule your professional development.

What is Mississippi Whole Schools

This overview of Mississippi Whole Schools is required for all schools interested in membership.

Understanding the Role of the Arts in Education

This training focuses on the different roles of the arts in education and explains the difference in each. Includes an introduction to arts integration.

Arts101: The Foundational Elements

Arts integration is defined and explored. The basic elements of Dance, Music, Theatre, and Visual Art are introduced.

MAC Arts Curricula in the Classroom

Arts integrated curricula connecting to Mississippi artists, history, music, and health.

The Arts and Social Emotional Learning

Recognizing and applying the arts in support of SEL

Training through MAC’s Teaching Artist Roster

Access MAC’s Teaching Artist roster for training in all discipines

Summer Institutes

The MWS Summer Institute is a multi-day conference open to educators, artists, school administrators, parents and community arts supporters. This annual conference features nationally recognized speakers, sequential learning tracks, interactive workshop classes, and engaging performances. Attendees learn new skills, gain new strategies, make new friends, and leave with fresh ideas to immediately implement in their classrooms.