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.
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 Monday afternoon, from 3:00-5:00pm or Tuesday morning beginning at 8:00am The first session begins at 9:00am. 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 12th at 3:00pm in the Hotel and Resort Management Center, 420 Debuys Road, Biloxi, MS 39531.
Monday, June 12: 3:00-5:00pm, Registration
Monday, June 12: 6:30-8:30pm, "The Magic of Magic", Ticketed Event
Tuesday, June 13: 8:00-9:00, Registration
Tuesday, June 13, 9:00-4:00; Key-Note Address, Curriculum Tracks and Break-out sessions
Wednesday, June 14, 9:00-4:30; Curriculum Tracks, Break-out sessions, and Excursions
Thursday, June 15, 9:00-4:30; Curriculum Tracks, Break-out sessions, and Excursions
Thursday, June 15, 7:30-9:30pm; Ticketed Event
Friday, June 16, 9:00-12; Key-Note Address, Break-out sessions, Team Meetings
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 $125 (plus applicable taxes)
940 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39530
Upcoming Opportunities for Educators
Save the Date!
The 2017 Whole Schools Initiative will be held June 13th through the 16th at the MS Gulf Coast Community College - Jefferson Davis Campus.
420 Debuys Rd.
Biloxi MS 39531