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Professional Learning2018-09-24T21:59:18+00:00

Don’t have Canvas at your school?  No problem!  All GOCSD Members can access the free Canvas Catalog professional learning resources by following these simple steps:

STEP 1:  Go to greaterozarkscsd.catalog.instructure.com

STEP 2:  Select a course in which you are interested in enrolling

STEP 3:  Sign up for an account with your school email and password (Note:  This will only need to be done one time)

STEP 4.  Access courses you have signed up for through greaterozarkscsd.instructure.com/login/canvas

STEP 5:  Are you a GOCSD member who has items to contribute to the GOCSD Canvas Catalog? Email [email protected]

Current GOCSD Canvas Catalog Offerings include:

Canvas Boot Camp – Designing Project-Based Learning – Guided Reading Support – GOCSD Instructional Coaches Network Materials/Resources – GOCSD Tech Team Meetup Materials/Resources – Google Boot Camp – MO Canvas Users Group 2018 Presentations/Resources – i-Ready Support – Writers’ Workshop Support

September 2018

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  • SPS Master Learner Institute Kindergarten Numeracy (Session 1)
  • SPS Master Learner Institute 1st Grade Numeracy (Session 1)
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  • SPS Master Learner Institute 2nd Grade Numeracy (Session 1)
  • GOCSD Board Meeting
  • GOCSD Membership Meeting
  • SPS Master Learner Institute 3rd Grade Numeracy (Session 1)
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  • SPS Master Learner Institute 4th Grade Numeracy (Session 1)
  • SPS Master Learner Institute Secondary Literacy (Session 1)
  • SPS Master Learner Institute Grades K - 5 Literacy (Session 1)
  • SPS Master Learner Institute 5th Grade Numeracy (Session 1)
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  • STEAM-U: Strategically Planning Project-Based Experiences
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  • DESE Item Writing Project PL Event
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  • Google Show and Tell Nixa
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Sept 27

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Join this free event to learn about Nixa Schools’ journey with Google for Education. The event will include looking at the many ways Google can be implemented by students, teachers, and instructional coaches to maximize learning opportunities for ALL.

Time:  8:30a – 2:00p

Location:  Faught Administration Center, Community Room 297 S Main St. Nixa, MO 65714

Lunch is on your own.

Oct 4 & 5

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GOCSD is proud to announce that Mike Rutherford has agreed to host an Artisan Leadership Conference in the Ozarks during the 2018 – 2019 school year.

For greatest benefit and impact, plan to register a vertical team that can influence change. Your team might include central office leaders, principals, lead teachers, and school board members.

This conference series totals six days of learning consisting of three two-day workshops hosted in the fall, spring, and summer will be held at the Branson Public Schools Administration Building Board Room located at 1756 Bee Creek Road Branson, MO.

Conference cost is $500 per person for each two-day conference or $1500 for all three.

Conference registration includes session(s), lunch, and materials.

Register here for any or all of the three two-day conferences.

Conference #1: October 4 – 5, 2018

Understanding Self and Others
Building Clear and Compelling Direction
Time and Life Management

Conference #2: February 7 – 8, 2019

Reading and Shaping Organizational Culture
Designing and Leading Change
Leadership Transitions & Succsession Planning

Conference #3: June 20 – 21, 2019

Communication, Pesuasion, and Influencing Skills
Leading High-Performing Teams
Ethics and Moral Decision Making

Oct 8th

Tech Meet Up

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GOCSD is proud to announce that Reeds Spring High School has agreed to host this Tech Meet Up

For this Tech Meet up attendees will participate in professional learning with a twist! Engage in the Reeds Spring Learning Cafe experience where professional learning meets fun-wrapped in relevancy and networking!

The morning includes:

  • Welcome and Networking- Time to Collaborate
  • Snacks- Using the resources in your area to develop partnerships in education
  • Breakout Sessions- Using the experts within the district to share some best practices
  • Reflective Feedback-Tracking professional learning opportunities in your district
  • Discussion Time- What could this look like in your district?
  • Swag Giveaways- Every great learning experience deserves some prizes!

Oct 9

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The new Missouri 3-Dimensional Science Standards include strategies that have students planning investigations, engineering solutions, constructing explanations, and developing models.

Join Ann Wallenmeyer, Sprinfield Public Schools K-12 Science Curriculum Facilitator, for this 3-hour session in which you’ll explore the strategies and what they look like in science classrooms in grades K -5.

Time: 8:30a – 11:30a

Location:  909 E Republic Road Suite C, Springfield, MO

Cost:  $20 GOCSD Members/$30 Non-members

Oct 9

Grades 6 – 12 Missouri 3-Dimensional Science Standards

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The new Missouri 3-Dimensional Science Standards include strategies that have students planning investigations, engineering solutions, constructing explanations, and developing models.

Join Ann Wallenmeyer, Sprinfield Public Schools K-12 Science Curriculum Facilitator, for this 3-hour session in which you’ll explore the strategies and what they look like in science classrooms in grades 6 – 12.

Time: 12:30 – 3:30p.m.

Location:  909 E Republic Road Suite C, Springfield, MO

Cost:  $20 GOCSD Members/$30 Non-members

Oct 16

Instructional Coaches Network

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Whether you’re just beginning your journey as an instructional coach or you’ve been at it for a while this meeting is for you!

Breakfast will be provided by Dr. Tina Woolsey of AdvancED.

The agenda will include the following:

  • Introductions
  • Brief overview of AdvancED
  • What I wish someone had told me!
  • Opportunities
  • Challenges
  • Resources

Oct 18

Math in Grades K-5 and 6-12 Cooperative Classroom

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GOCSD is pleased to be hosting Math in the Cooperative Classroom facilitated by Andrea Pullan, Republic School District Numeracy Specialist, for both grades K – 5 and grades 6 – 12.

This professional learning event is for you if you are interested in:

  • increasing student engagement
  • building capacity in students for collaboration and critical thinking
  • incorporating problem solving strategies
  • organizing students for success
  • building positive classroom culture

Oct 23

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During the session Judy Brunner will address understanding:

-a school’s legal and ethical responsibility related to harassment and social media

-the legal ramifications as well as personal and professional liabilities associated with bullying and harassment

-how to support students and parents while encouraging civility and social responsibility

-how to prevent and intervene with students – bullies, victims, and bystanders

-how to help parents support their children when they participate as a bully, victim, or bystander

Oct 26

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Facilitator: Community Partnership of the Ozarks!

Mental Health First Aid for Youth (YMHFA) is a public education program which introduces participants to unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. YMHFA is an 9-hour course which uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents, but may also be appropriate for older adolescents (16 and older) so as to encourage peer to peer

interaction. Anyone who regularly works or interacts with youth – teachers, athletic coaches, mentors, juvenile justice professionals and others – may find the course content useful.

  • Build understanding of the importance of early intervention to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
  • Identify unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents.

LOCATIONS:

Friday, October 26 – Mountain Grove School 207 East Fifth St Mountain Grove, MO

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Friday, November 9 – Branson School Public Schools Board Room 1756 Bee Creek Road

TIME: 8:30a – 5:30p

Nov 5th

Tech Meet Up- Hollister: Registration forthcoming

Nov 9

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Facilitator: Community Partnership of the Ozarks!

Mental Health First Aid for Youth (YMHFA) is a public education program which introduces participants to unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and most importantly – teaches individuals how to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. YMHFA is an 9-hour course which uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to assess a mental health crisis; select interventions and provide initial help; and connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care.

The course is designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents, but may also be appropriate for older adolescents (16 and older) so as to encourage peer to peer

interaction. Anyone who regularly works or interacts with youth – teachers, athletic coaches, mentors, juvenile justice professionals and others – may find the course content useful.

  • Build understanding of the importance of early intervention to help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
  • Identify unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents.

LOCATION:

Friday, November 9 – Branson School Public Schools Board Room 1756 Bee Creek Road

TIME: 8:30a – 5:30p

Nov 13

STEAM-U: Tackling Personalized Learning through the Power of Habits of Mind

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Facilitators: John Thomas School of Discovery Faculty

Personalizing learning experiences for our 21st century students may be our next big step in education, but cultivating student mindsets that promote it and make it possible must precede it. How do we grow the habits of mind within our students necessary for a personalized learning journey? How do we build character, cultivate resilience, and develop metacognitive thinkers? Join us as we start this important conversation and share what we have learned.

Location: John Thomas School of Discovery (JTSD), 312 N. Market St., Nixa, MO

Time:  9:00a – 12:00p

Other professional learning needs?

To schedule professional learning, contact Cindy Bryant here.