Disrupting the Opportunity Myth

Disrupting the Opportunity Myth Canvas Course

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), Office of School Improvement is offering virtual professional learning from TNTP based on their research on The Opportunity Myth. The MDE Canvas Course titled “Strong ELA  and Math Instruction” will allow educators to examine and ensure strong classroom instruction by: 

  • Building understanding of student experiences
  • Providing a general understanding of strong K-12 literacy and mathematics instruction
  • Using key tools to determine grade-level appropriateness of texts, tasks, and instructional approaches
  • Practice using the Instructional Walkthrough Tool to evaluate literacy and mathematics instruction.


The 4-part TNTP training began March 2020. Due to the COVID-19 shutdown, the remaining sessions have been converted to virtual modules.  PowerPoint presentations and resources from the two previously conducted sessions can be requested from the Office of School Improvement.


This virtual, self-paced course through Canvas will be available ONLY to those who register by May 26, 2021.

Date Time Session Instructor Facilitator Venue
Tue, Jun 1, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Self-Paced Course Noleen Clark Eddie Anderson Online through MS Department of Education (MDE)
Fri, Jun 25, 2021 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Self-Paced Course