Professional Learning

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Calendar of Events

January 2020

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  • GOCSD The 5 Practices and Rich Math Tasks: How to Facilitate Discussion in the K - 5 Classroom
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  • Doing What Works: Restorative Practices, Relationships, & Managing Behaviors- Judy Brunner
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  • NWEA GOCSD NWEA Measuring What Matters
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Opportunities at a Glance

Event Descriptions

GOCSD exists to serve member districts by promoting collaboration of resources to ensure educational opportunities are maximized.

To schedule professional learning, contact Cindy Bryant here.

GOCSD The 5 Practices and Rich Math Tasks: How to Facilitate Discussion in the K – 5 Classroom

Rescheduled Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Presented by Catherine Castillo
Catherine currently serves Springfield students and teachers as the Coordinator of 21st Century Numeracy at Springfield Public Schools. She also works for Code.org as a Fundamentals facilitator. In years past, she as served as a K-5 Numeracy Coach, a Math Recovery Intervention Specialist, Elementary Explore Principal, and a classroom teacher.
Join either or both sessions as we look at using the 5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussion and rich tasks to implement whole group problem solving with heterogeneous groups. We’ll look at student work and discuss how you can effectively implement these practices and tasks in your classroom.
Time: K – 2 Session 8:30a – 11:30a GOCSD Member $20 Nonmember $30
Time: 3 -5 Session 12:30p – 3:30p GOCSD Member $20 Nonmember $30
Time: K – 2 Session 8:30a – 11:30a
3 – 5 Session 12:30p – 3:30p
Cost: $20 GOCSD Member / $30 GOCSD Nonmember
Location: Southwest Lindenwood Campus Suite C-100,
909 E. Republic Road
Springfield, MO 65804
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Doing What Works: Restorative Practices, Relationships, & Managing Behaviors

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Presented by Judy Brunner
GOCSD is proud to partner with Judy Brunner to offer this event. Judy is the author of nine books designed to assist teachers with instructional practices and is a regular presenter for the National Association of Secondary School Principals and Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. She is the lead trainer for the Ed Leaders Network on Restorative Practices and Classroom Management and has developed a series of interactive video training programs with the Illinois Principals Association on this topic. Judy’s understanding of academic engagement and restorative practices, as well her practical and pragmatic approach for supporting student behavior in a manner that protects everyone’s dignity, is recognized by educators throughout the United States.
Register here .
Time: 9:00a – 12:30p
Cost: GOCSD Member $50 Nonmember $60

Location Change:  Ozark Career Center 802 W. Jackson Street Ozark, MO 65721

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GOCSD NWEA Measuring What Matters

Facilitated by Keri Nettle
NWEA Account Executive

Thursday, January 30, 2020

GOCSD is proud to partner with NWEA to offer you this opportunity to learn about and network with current NWEA partners and districts in the area regarding assessment. NWEA’s, Keri Nettles, will facilitate this workshop discussing NEW key reports to utilize, the NEW Missouri MAP projected proficiency linking study, and the work of MOAP (Missouri Assessment Partnership) Consortia.
Free Continental Breakfast provided.
Audience for this FREE event:  Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, Test Coordinators, Counselors, Instructional Coaches/Leaders who are current NWEA users or those who are considering using NWEA.
*In the event of seating limitations, GOCSD member registrants will be given priority seating.
Register here .
Time: 9:00a – 11:30
Cost: FREE
Location: Southhwest Lindenwood Campus Suite C-100
909 E. Republic Road Springfield, MO 65804
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Strategies and Tools for Teaching Due Process in
Middle & High School

DATE CHANGE: Monday, February 3, 2020
GOCSD is pleased to offer this professional development event for educators at the middle and high school level. The session will focus on due process, with specific emphasis on the Fourth Amendment. Participants will receive content material and strategies geared toward both high school and middle school social studies.
About the Presenter:
Crystal Charles has taught at Pierce City High School for the past 13 years, including courses in American Government, The Supreme Court, U.S. History and World Religions. Additionally she is an adjunct professor for Crowder College, teaching Western Civilization to 1600.
Crystal has worked with the Center for Civic Education as a mentor for the James Madison Legacy Project, and has been a We The People Mentor for the Missouri Bar’s citizenship education program for the past ten years. She has also worked with the Missouri Department of Education in evaluating social studies curriculum.
Date: Monday, September 23
Time: 9:00a – 3:30p

Location:  Southwest Lindenwood Campus 909 E. Republic Road Suite C-100 Springfield, MO 65804

Cost: GOCSD member $20
GOCSD non-member $30
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Tuesday,February 4, 2020
GOCSD has partnered with Nixa’s John Thomas School of Discovery (JTSD) to offer STEAM-U during the 2019-2020 school year to offer a unique set of professional learning opportunities in an authentic, hands-on setting. Join us at JTSD to experience K-6th grade classrooms actively engaging in each topic of professional learning events listed below. All sessions combine an exclusive mixture of presentations, observations, and reflection with REAL teachers and students in a REAL school!
2/4/2020  Project-Based Learning for the Real World: Developing programs and partnerships to support student achievement.
21st century skills emphasize the real-world, but determining what that looks like for students in our classrooms can sometimes be challenging. Join us as we take a journey with gardening, farming, and civic change. We’ll work through the process of matching standards and planning project-based learning experiences that will build a stronger community for our students.
Location: John Thomas School of Discovery 312 N. Market St. Nixa, Missouri 65714
Time: 9:00a – 12:00p
Cost: $30 GOCSD Member / $50 GOCSD Nonmember
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GOCSD Tech Meet Up hosted by the
Republic Tech Facilitator Team

Wednesday,February 12, 2020

 Register today to join our next GOCSD Tech Meet Up   

Agenda

Breakfast available at 8:45.
9:00 – 9:15 – Introduction
9:15 – 9:45 – Corners/Jigsaw over tech implementation
9:45 – 10:00 – Student teachers in a blended learning classroom
10:00 – 10:15 – New school calendar/learning changes
10:15 – 11:15 – New Technologies and Hot Topics
11:15 – 12:00 – Lunch sponsored by David Rogier, Curriculum Associates/iReady
12:00 – 12:45 – New Tools
12:45 – 1:30 – Your Learning Share Out
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Tuesday, April 7, 2020
GOCSD has partnered with Nixa’s John Thomas School of Discovery (JTSD) to offer STEAM-U during the 2019-2020 school year to offer a unique set of professional learning opportunities in an authentic, hands-on setting. Join us at JTSD to experience K-6th grade classrooms actively engaging in each topic of professional learning events listed below. All sessions combine an exclusive mixture of presentations, observations, and reflection with REAL teachers and students in a REAL school!
4/7/2020   Super STEAM: Emphasizing Social Studies and the Arts through science and engineering
With our current educational demands, social studies and the arts can get sidelined in pursuit of academic gains. Join us as we explore how we are using social studies and arts integration to enhance lessons and engage our students in the interconnected nature of learning.
Location: John Thomas School of Discovery 312 N. Market St. Nixa, Missouri 65714
Time: 9:00a – 12:00p
Cost: $30 GOCSD Member / $50 GOCSD Nonmember
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Tuesday, July 28-29, 2020
GOCSD has partnered with Nixa’s John Thomas School of Discovery (JTSD) to offer STEAM-U during the 2019-2020 school year to offer a unique set of professional learning opportunities in an authentic, hands-on setting. Join us at JTSD to experience K-6th grade classrooms actively engaging in each topic of professional learning events listed below. All sessions combine an exclusive mixture of presentations, observations, and reflection with REAL teachers and students in a REAL school!
7/28 – 7/29/2020  STEAM-U : PBL Summit
Mark your calendar for a 2 day summit focused on transforming your classroom with project-based learning. We’ll move from an overview of project-based learning to a deep dive. This workshop is for educators with all experience levels and will include ample time to plan a project-based learning unit to kick-off your new school year. In addition to our learning, we will have guest speakers, teachers, and model classrooms available to round-out your experience. We look forward to bringing you along on this journey as we illuminate the value of project-based experiences in a 21st century classroom.
Location: John Thomas School of Discovery 312 N. Market St. Nixa, Missouri 65714
Time: 9:00a – 3:30p (June 28 & June 29)
Lunch: On your own
Cost: $120 GOCSD Member / $200 GOCSD Nonmember
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