Teacher Resources

Welcome to Teacher Resources

Curriculum is "what" is taught in our schools. It is based on the Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks for language arts, math, science, social science, physical education, and the arts. Language Arts includes reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The standards are taught using research-based instructional strategies and are presented to students in large groups, small groups, or on a tutorial basis. Instruction is "how" we teach the skills. Teachers use a variety of instructional strategies to motivate and bring children to mastery.

Harrison County School District has a spiraling curriculum kindergarten through grade twelve. The curriculum reflects state and national standards and addresses the competencies measured by high stakes testing in Mississippi. The 2006 Language Arts Curriculum Framework and 2007 Mathematics Curriculum Framework were recently revised based on input from school districts and feedback from the development of assessments. The Language Arts Curriculum Framework was revised to improve alignment and provide greater specificity but is largely the same as when it was released in 2006. The Mathematics Curriculum Framework revision was more extensive based on school district feedback and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics publication Curriculum Focal Points. The number of objectives in the Mathematics Curriculum Framework was reduced to reflect greater focus and to allow for more depth at a grade level.

Curriculum is on-line within the district and is vertically articulated from grades kindergarten through grade eight and horizontally articulated in reading, language, and mathematics. Best practices are reflected through the instructional strategies used in the district. Higher order thinking skills, critical thinking skills, and problem solving skills are addressed through the integration of these skills into daily instruction of the content using targeted teaching strategies. Technology is used as a tool of instruction through computer-assisted instruction and to enhance skills of search and product development.


Mississippi Department of Education
Current Framework/Standards Listing

English Language Arts
2016 Mississippi College and Career- Readiness Standards for English Language Arts

2016 Mississippi College and Career - Readiness Standards for Mathematics

2010 Mississippi Science Framework

Social Studies
2011 Mississippi Social Studies Framework

Advanced Placement
Overviews and Course Descriptions (Links to College Board)

Business and Technology
Mississippi Business and Technology Framework (2014)

Career & Technical Education
Curriculum Download (links to Mississippi State University Research & curriculum Unit)

Contemporary Health k-8
Contemporary Health 9-12

Library Media
2014 Mississippi School Library Guide

Physical Education
2013-2014 Mississippi Physical Education Framework

Visual and Performing Arts Framework
Mississippi Visual and Performing Arts Framework (2003)

World Languages
2016 Mississippi World Languages Framework

Early Childhood
Early Learning Standards for Classrooms Serving Three-Year Old Children
Early Learning Standards for Classroom Serving Four-Year

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CEU Campus Contacts

Professional Development Request Form

Professional Development Evaluation

Request for Substitute for Professional Development

New CEU Procedures as of 11.6.17

Link to Gulf Coast Education Initiative Consortium 

William Carey University CEU Department

Please remember ALL CEUs must go through a Mississippi college or university. If you attend a training out of state, Mississippi will only honor CEUs approved by a Mississippi college or university. 

All CEUs are the responsibility of the professional educator and should be entered into ELMS located on the Mississippi Department of Education's website or you can follow the link below. The professional educator must also keep all documentation of the CEUs and submit the documentation directly to MDE upon completion. For more details, please see the MDE licensure page listed below. 

Educator Licensure Management System

MDE Professional Educator Licensure Webpage


Harrison County School District Curriculum & Instruction
11072 Highway 49
Gulfport, MS 39503

Phone: (228) 831-5331
Fax: (228) 539-6507