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MBEA Conference Updates

Good afternoon,
I wished to contact everyone again regarding the upcoming Mississippi Business Education Association conference.  If you have not registered to attend yet, it is not too late to do so.  The conference will be Friday, September 18 at the Marriott in Jackson, MS.  It will begin at 8 and continue until 3:30 or so.  CEU credit may be obtained as well.
If you are attending the conference, the Marriott has agreed to defer costs for parking at the hotel.  The exception to this will be for anyone who attends in an oversized vehicle.  This means your vehicle must clear the overhanging sign at the Marriott entrance.  I believe it is approximately 6 feet tall.  Should your vehicle of a school van or whatever not clear this overhang, you will be responsible for paying parking fees at that point.  MBEA will not pay for this additional parking.  You will also need to contact the Marriott directly to arrange a double parking space for approximately $20 per vehicle.  The number to call for more information on regarding parking is 601-969-5100.
All conference hotel rooms that were reserved are gone.  You may still call the Marriott to reserve a room.  It will be at the regular room rate.
We have many wonderful sessions, exhibitors, and sponsors. Topics include ethics, keyboarding best practices, entrepreneurship, increasing enrollment, student organizations, teamwork, and much, much more.  Our keynote speaker is Dr. Susie VanHuss, leading textbook author for many of our school programs. Finally, door prizes will be given away at the closing session (must be present to win).
You may still register to attend the conference.  The online registration form can be found at  Attached is the paper registration form.  Paper registration is to be mailed to the following:
Amie Crawford, MBEA Treasurer
Instructional Systems & Workforce Development
Mississippi State University BOX 9730
Mississippi State, MS 39762
We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Posted by on August 31, 2015 in Uncategorized


Beginning of the School Year PL and Canvas Information

Good morning!  I hope you have had a wonderful start to your school year.  Football is starting now, and fall will be “officially” begin.

Just a quick note for everyone since several have asked – the Assessment 101 Plus course will begin October 5, 2015.  It is two weeks long and strictly online in Canvas.  Upon completion of the course, you can earn 1.0 CEU or 5.0 SEMI credit.  This is a new course that any educator can take to learn more about assessment, understanding assessment results, and providing feedback.

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Posted by on August 20, 2015 in Uncategorized