Professional Learning

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Calendar of Events

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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.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Thursday, June 13, 2019 – 8:30 am -12:30 pm

GOCSD has partnered with METC to offer this high quality professional learning opportunity through their partnership with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). ISTE Certification is a competency-based, vendor-neutral teacher certification based on the ISTE Standards.
This digital credential recognizes educators who understand how to use edtech for learning in meaningful and transformative ways. Educators will participate in an eight week blended learning cohort based on the ISTE Standards and transformative pedagogy. Beginning with two onsite training days and culminating with an eportfolio, content will be taught in the following four modules: Designing For Diversity; Personalized Learning and Alternative Assessments; Digital Learning Environments: Design Thinking and Computational Thinking; and the New Digital Citizenship.
*The minimum 20 required registrants to offer the training has been extended until Friday, May 31.  

LOCATION: Southwest Lindenwood Campus 909 E Republic Road Suite C-100, Springfield, MO

Dates/Time: June 12 (10:00a – 5:00p) and June 13 (8:30a – 12:30p)

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Thursday and Friday, June 20-21, 2019

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.

These are the last two days of the six day series of learning held at the Branson Public Schools Administration Building Board Room.

Register here.

Date: Thursday and Friday June 20-21, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 3:30

Location:1756 Bee Creek Road, Branson, MO

 The workshop focus: Communication, Pesuasion, and Influencing Skills
Leading High-Performing Teams
Ethics and Moral Decision Making

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GOCSD has partnered with Great Minds to offer this event. The purpose of this full-day session is threefold:  to empower teachers to discern the decisions inherent in each Eureka Math lesson, to study the curriculum’s teaching sequences, and to prepare teachers to customize lessons to meet the needs of their students.

Time:  8:30a – 3:30p

Registration Fee: $150 per registrant (lunch on your own)

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

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GOCSD has partnered with Great Minds to offer this event. Educators already implementing the curriculum deepen their understanding of the fundamental mathematics instruction within and across grade bands. Participants study Problem sets, analyze teaching sequences, deliver lesson segments, practice fluency activities, and model with mathematics.

For more information click here.

Time:  8:30a – 3:30p

Registration Fee: $150 per registrant (lunch on your own)

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

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GOCSD has partnered with Great Minds to offer this event. Educators already implementing the curriculum deepen their understanding of the fundamental mathematics instruction within and across grade bands. Participants study Problem sets, analyze teaching sequences, deliver lesson segments, practice fluency activities, and model with mathematics.

 For more information click here.

Time:  8:30a – 3:30p

Registration Fee: $150 per registrant (lunch on your own)

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

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GOCSD has partnered with Great Minds to offer this event. The purpose of this full-day session is threefold: to empower teachers to discern the decisions inherent in each Eureka Math lesson, to study the curriculum’s teaching sequences, and to prepare teachers to customize lessons to meet the needs of their students.

For more information click here.

Time:  8:30a – 3:30p

Registration Fee: $150 per registrant (lunch on your own)

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

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GOCSD has partnered with Great Minds to offer this event.  Educators already implementing the curriculum deepen their understanding of the fundamental mathematics instruction within and across grade bands. Participants study Problem Sets, analyze teaching sequences, deliver lesson segments, practice fluency activities, and model with mathematics.

For more information click here.

Time:  8:30a – 3:30p

Registration Fee: $150 per registrant (lunch on your own)

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

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Thursday and Friday, July 25 & 26, 2019
GOCSD has partnered with Solution Tree to offer this high quality professional learning opportunity. Join us for this two-day professional learning event for teams of 5 for teams of 5. The two-day event will include the following.
Day 1 – This all day general session facilitated by Solution Tree leader Troy Gobble for all PLC Summit attendees will focus on culture, climate, the whys and hows of PLCs, etc.
Day 2 – On day 2 you may attend any or all of these three breakout sessions that Troy will offer addressing:
  • The PLC beginner level
  • Another session for those who have been involved with PLC for a while and want to know more
  • A third session for those who are ready to advance to a PLC leadership role in their school or district.
In addition, other optional breakout sessions will be offered by GOCSD membership leaders on Day 2.
Date: July 25 – 26, 2019
Time: 9:00a.m. – 3:30p.m.
Location: Kickapoo High School 3710 S Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65807
The $750 Team Registration fee for 5 includes lunch and morning coffee on both days. School districts who do not have enough individuals for a complete team may partner with another district to make up a team of 5.
Click here to register your team(s) of 5!
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Thursday, August 1, 2019
GOCSD is partnering with Nixa Public Schools to offer this session with Dr. Kaye Otten. The session will focus on identifying the core components of tier one and clearing up some of the common misconceptions and obstacles to developing and implementing these components.
Date: Thursday, August 1
Time: 8:30a – 3:30p
Location: North Point Church 1362 Bryan Dr, Nixa, MO 65714
Registration Fee: $25 GOCSD members outside of the Nixa Public Schools
$0 for Nixa Public Schools Educators
Registration Deadline: June 25 for Nixa Public Educators
June 26 for GOCSD members (non-Nixa educators)
Lunch is on your own.
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