This full-day event will convene male educators of color from preK–12, higher education, and community organizations. Activities will result in educational development, self-reflecton, enhanced cultural competence, and the sharing of strategies for increasing the presence of male educators of color in the field. PreK–12 educators, higher education faculty/staff, high school and college students, fraternities, community representatives, and individuals from businesses and philanthropic organizations are encouraged to attend.
The Mississippi Early Childhood Conference is is a collaborative partnership between the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Early Childhood, Mississippi Head Start Collaboration Office, Mississippi Head Start Association, and the Mississippi Department of Human Services. This conference is intended for child care teachers and directors, the Mississippi Head Start staff, school district teachers and administrators, advocates from all early childhood education communities and community leaders invested in early childhood. Participants will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, Steve Pemberton, author of A Chance in the World: An Orphan Boy, A Mysterious Past, and How He Found a Place Called Home as well as participate in hands-on learning sessions such as a lunch-n-learn Stepping into STEM, make-n-take sessions as participants rotate through A Day in the Early Childhood Classroom, and A Day in the Infant/Toddler World.
The MEGA Conference is a week-long conference that provides attendees with opportunities to engage in meaningful discussions, participate in in-depth training sessions, and learn from leading experts in fields across the education spectrum. MEGA is hosted by the Alabama State Department of Education.