stay ahead of technology trends at mass/alliance summer convention

Mississippi premier networking event for school leaders is July 7-12

JACKSON ― As technology evolves at the speed of light, staying on top of trends is a constant challenge for educators. But help is on the way during the 2019 MASS/Alliance Summer Convention, where participants will hear all about “Fusing the Power of Technology with Today’s Classroom” — a theme that will set the tone for enlightening discussions and learning opportunities for school leaders.

Presented by Mississippi Association of School Superintendents and the Alliance of Educational Leaders of Mississippi, the convention will be held July 7-12 at Beau Rivage in Biloxi. Online registration is available under “Events” at along with an agenda and other details about Mississippi’s premier networking event for school leaders.

“To succeed in today’s world and shape tomorrow’s, students need to tap into their creative potential and learn to express themselves in new and innovative ways,” said Phil Burchfield, MASS executive director. “Technology has changed the world we live in, and learning how it works is fundamental. But we have to work together to ensure that Mississippi’s schools and students aren’t left behind as technology continues to advance.”

For example, coding is an essential skill that teaches problem solving, develops teamwork and inspires creativity. Mobile technology also is driving transformation across all industries, which is redefining what career readiness means and generating a shift in skills that students need to be successful. Participants will learn about these topics and more during the summer convention.

MASS turns 50 this year and plans to celebrate its golden anniversary during a special program featuring leaders from the Association’s rich history. In addition, participants will hear from Mississippi’s candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, who have been asked to address educational issues and their strategies to prepare Mississippi schools for the future.

As always, participants will enjoy informative guest speakers, networking opportunities and great food and recreational activities, as well as a full lineup of exhibitors.

Superintendent sessions run from July 7-12. Members of the Alliance of Educational Leaders of Mississippi should plan to attend from July 9-12.

Conference registration is $350 and can be completed online at school districts are encouraged to sponsor attendance for administrators and faculty members.

The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents and the Alliance of Educational Leaders of Mississippi is a non-profit association whose membership is made up of 141 public school superintendents and more than 2,000 public school administrators.  Its mission is to provide resources, advocacy, leadership, policy information, training, support, renewal, and public relations services that improve the quality of public education.

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