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Mississippi ED Talk, an audio podcast produced by the Research and Curriculum Unit at Mississippi State University, takes a deep dive into the innovative practices underway in Mississippi’s public schools and districts. Each month, we talk to K-12 administrators, teachers, and key stakeholders to gain insight into promising practices and understand how they came about. Whether you are an educator, a parent, or an individual interested in education, this podcast will keep you informed about some of the most unique education stories in Mississippi and connect you to valuable education resources.








Episode 8: 100 Years of CTE

In this episode, we look back at the foundations of CTE and how it has maintained its roots in agriculture while broadening to fields such as engineering, health sciences, marketing, and more. We also take a look at the next phase of CTE testing in Mississippi. Finally, we mention updates to our free CTE promotional toolkit and ways to get your students featured in the Connections magazine.

Duration: 00:58:34

Episode 7: Corinth's Modified School Calendar

This episode focuses on the Corinth School District’s modified school calendar, which takes a more year-round approach and allows the district to offer increased remediation and enrichment opportunities for students.

Duration: 00:56:06

Episode 6: Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidation

In this episode, we explore the hot topic of school consolidation by taking a close look at how the consolidation process played out in a district that has already completed the process: the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.

Duration: 00:48:39

Episode 5: Impact Learning

Impact Learning is a network of schools and districts dedicated to instituting personalized, student-centered learning. This network encompasses a variety of tools and programs, including career academies, Coach University, Districts of Innovation, early college high schools, High Performance Leadership Institute, and innovation and acceleration strategies.

Duration: 00:50:04

Episode 4: Vicksburg Advisory Classes

In this episode, we explore advisory classes - an innovative, holistic approach Vicksburg Warren School District is piloting to curb the high school dropout rate. We interview Lucy DeRossette, director of innovative programs in the Vicksburg Warren School District; Eric Green, principal of Warren Central High School; and Susan Stanton, instructor at Warren Central High School. To access links and other information mentioned in this episode, please visit our website at...

Duration: 00:50:30

Episode 3: Career Academies

More and more schools in the Magnolia State are incorporating career academies into their high schools. This unique educational model connects the classroom to real-world experience. Tune in to learn how career academies are impacting students by working in conjunction with career and technical education.

Duration: 01:27:35

Episode 2: Computer Science for Mississippi - Part 2

What happened after the Computer Science for Mississippi (CS4MS) pilot program made it out of the theoretical stage and into Mississippi’s classrooms? We speak with elementary and high school teachers across Mississippi to find out what their computer science classes look like and how their students are responding to CS4MS. For more information and show notes, visit www.rcu.msstate.edu/MSEDTalk.

Duration: 00:58:29

Episode 0 - Introduction to Mississippi ED Talk

Podcast hosts Anne Hierholzer Lang and Gabrielle Barrientos introduce the Mississippi ED Talk podcast and preview the themes and topics it will cover in upcoming episodes. For more information and show notes, visit www.rcu.msstate.edu/MSEDTalk.

Duration: 00:03:22