Programs

In an effort to maximize our outreach to Mississippi extension personnel, residents, and organizations, the following programs have been developed. Check out the range of topics we cover listed under the training course book.

For more information on each program, please click on the title of the program.

4-H Robotics Youth Development Program

This program engages 4-H youth across the state in science, engineering, and technology building and programming lego robots. Not only do the youth obtain valuable skills, but also get exposed to science and engineering concepts. The program stands for the many parents, extension agents, volunteers, and educators who donate time and energy bringing robotics to their local communities. For more information click here.

Cyberbullying

This program was developed in partnership with the MS Attorney General’s office  and the MS Department of Education – Office of Healthy Schools in an effort to train law enforcement and school resource officers on this important topic. They in turn can reach out to parents as well as elementary, middle, and high school students on what cyberbullying is, what forms it can take, and how to identify it. For more information click here.

Extension Tech Academy (ETA)

This is a professional development program to help extension personnel improve their technological skills. The trainings offered range from Microsoft Office applications and Internet Security up to cloud-based applications such as Evernote, Dropbox, and OneDrive. For more information click here.

IMPACT2

The Extension Center for Technology Outreach (CTO) at Mississippi State University is offering a "chance of a lifetime" for 4th-6th grade math teachers. The IMPACT2 program begins with a two-week Summer Institute the weeks of June 16 and June 23, 2014 followed by many professional development opportunities in the Fall and Spring! Come join us as we have fun while growing as professionals in the understanding and application of the CCSS-Math and Mathematical Practices.

The MSUES Intelligent Community Institute assists rural communities plan for, transition to, and prosper in the digital age. This transition takes place through an educational planning process using six criteria identified by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF). The ICF is an international nonprofit that has been studying and assisting communities around the world better plan for and prosper in the digital age. For more information on the Institute, please click here.

Master Technology Innovator (MTI)

This volunteer program is aimed to recruit and place technology volunteers in community anchor institutions in an effort to better assist Mississippi residents with their technology needs. Participants in this program pass an online examination and must volunteer 80 hours over 12 months at the community anchor institution where they are placed. For more information click here.

Virtual Incubator Program (VIP) 

This pilot program is aimed to assist Mississippi small businesses improve their online presence by learning and adopting best practices for online marketing and sales.  This pilot program will last for one year divided into two phases. The participating businesses will receive intense instruction and assistance from the Mississippi State University Extension Service on how to implement or improve their online presence. For more information click here.