LOUISVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - Students will head back to school in a few weeks, but dozens of teachers in Louisville are in the classroom now.
The summer teacher institute program allows teachers to share what's working for them in the classroom.
The goal is to find more ways to engage students in their learning.
For the teachers, this week-long program is also an opportunity to earn continuing education credits and even money towards classroom supplies.
Nearly 50 educators are participating this week.
Brigitte Sheridan has taught both pre-school and kindergarten for 25 years.
"I've only been to two sessions so far," she said. "And I'm taking away some great ideas that I can implement in my classroom. As teachers, it's always good to learn because when you stop learning, you stop growing as a teacher."
This is the fourth year the Louisville Municipal School District has hosted a summer institute for its staff.