The Whole Schools Initiative

Summer Institute

General Information

Each summer, WSI offers an annual professional development opportunity open to any teacher (pre-k through 12th grade and pre-service, self-contained SPED and arts specialist), artist, school administrator, parent and community arts supporter to learn how to integrate the arts into the core curriculum. These workshops and arts experiences allow attendees to engage with presenters from across Mississippi and throughout the nation. This annual professional development opportunity is open to any teacher (pre-k through 12th grade & pre-service, self-contained SPED and arts specialist), artist, school administrator, parent and community arts supporter to learn how to integrate the arts into the core curriculum. 

Registration

The 2017 Whole Schools initiative will be held June 13th through the 16th at the MS Gulf Coast Community College - Jefferson Davis Campus  This four day conference will bring together educators, artists, community members and parents for over 180 hours of high quality professional development opportunities from local and national presenters.  The Mississippi Gulf Coast is always celebrating something - whether it's blues, jazz or the newest opportunity to savor Gulf-to-table seafood.  Come experience the charm and hospitality of the coast while improving your skills, knowledge, and awareness of arts integration.

As you make travel arrangements, please note that registration is Tuesday morning beginning at 7:30, with the first session beginning at 8:30.   The institute will end on Friday, June 16th, at noon, following the Closing Ceremonies. Please plan to stay until that time.

On-site registration will begin, June 13th at 7:30 am in the Hotel and Resort Management Center, 420 Debuys Road, Biloxi, MS  39531.

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Presenters

Hotels

 Conference Hotel

When making reservations mention MAC or WSI Summer Institute.  Rooms have been blocked for June 13-16, 2017.

If paying by check, the hotel must receive the check at least two weeks prior to check-in.  Tax exempt information must be sent in with checks.

Doubletree by Hilton $119

940 Beach Blvd

Biloxi, MS 39530

(228) 546-3111

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