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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.

Conscious Discipline PL Event

GOCSD Conscious Discipline PL Event

July 13 & 14, 2021

9:00a – 3:30p Daily

Location TBD

Presented by Jill Molli, Conscious Discipline Master Instructor

In the event that the Face-to-Face offering is not possible, the event will be offered as a Virtual event.

July 13th: Conscious Brain State Model
  • How the brain learns to self-regulate
  • How to literally “wire” children for self-control
  • The Conscious Discipline Brain State Model, which allows you to understand and effectively respond to behavior
July 14th: Seven Powers for Conscious Adults
  • How to move past your own “triggers” or hot buttons
  • How to base your classroom on safety and use the language of safety
  • How we unconsciously give our power away to students creating competitive classrooms and perpetuating behaviors of victims and bullies
Jill Molli

Jill has a B.A. in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Counseling. She possess the gift of delivering the important message of Dr. Becky Bailey’s Conscious Discipline with humor, which makes for a wonderful learning experience. Jill was selected as a Master Instructor because of her no-nonsense ability to get to the heart of a situation and her commitment to living Conscious Discipline principles at school and at home.

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GOCSD PLC Summit 2021

July 27-28, 2021

Nixa Schools

In the event that the Face-to-Face offering is not possible, the event will be offered as a Virtual event.

GOCSD is once again partnering with Solution Tree to offer this high quality professional learning opportunity. Join us for this two day event which will focus on Collaborative Common Assessment and RTI. Each presenter will also include a PLC summary/overview during the first part of their session on day one, which will merit day one running an hour longer than day two.

G Peterson

Garrick Peterson is the administrator over K–12 schools in the Alpine School District in Utah. His primary responsibility is implementing the principles of professional learning communities in the district’s 57 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 9 high schools. Garrick Peterson helps teachers and administrators become high-functioning PLCs with a specific focus on making the connection between assessment and intervention.

@garrickpeterson

As an educator and recognized leader, Cassandra Erkens has served as a senior high school English teacher, a director of staff development at the district level, a regional school improvement facilitator, and a director of staff and organization development in the private sector. She is a presenter, facilitator, coach, trainer of trainers, keynote speaker, author, and above all, a teacher and has presented nationally and internationally on assessment, instruction, school improvement, and professional learning communities.

@cerkens

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GOCSD & DESE Curriculum Directors Virtual Meetup

To Be Rescheduled

Virtual Event

We invite you to join this session to hear about important updates, information, and resources and have your questions answered by these DESE Curriculum Directors:

  • Dixie Grupe – Social Studies
  • Debbie Jameson – Language Arts
  • Chip Sharp – Mathematics

This session will be recorded and made available on-demand in our Canvas Catalog.