Professional Learning

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Calendar of Events

February 2019

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  • GOCSD MO Canvas Users Group
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  • Instructional Coaches Network in Branson
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  • SPS Master Learner Institute Kindergarten Numeracy (Session 3)
  • SPS Master Learner Institute 1st Grade Numeracy (Session 3)
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  • SPS Master Learner Institute 2nd Numeracy (Session 3)
  • SPS Master Learner Institute 3rd Grade Numeracy (Session 3)
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  • SPS Master Learner Institute 4th Grade Numeracy (Session 3)
  • SPS Master Learner Institute 5th Grade Numeracy (Session 3)

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.

Artisan Leader Conference Series

An Ed Leadership Conference Series with Mike Rutherford

Conference #2: February 7 – 8, 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.

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.

Date: Thursday, February 7 – 8, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Location: 1756 Bee Creek Road Branson, MO

 The workshop includes:

  • Reading and Shaping Organizational Culture
    Designing and Leading Change
    Leadership Transitions & Succession Planning
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GOCSD MO Canvas Users Group Event

February 15, 2019

Whether you’re getting started with Canvas, need a refresher, are an advance Canvas user, or considering adopting an LMS, this event is for you!

Time: 8:30a Registration and snack breakfast provided by GOCSD begins!

Free lunch provided by Canvas!

Sessions will focus on the following topics and levels.

–Canvas in the Elementary Classroom: Sharing best practices for using Canvas with your youngest learners. Teacher voice and ideas welcome!

–Canvas in the Secondary Classroom: Sharing best practices for using Canvas with middle and high school students. Teacher voice and ideas welcome!

–Canvas for Adult Learners: Looking at ways to leverage your LMS to support the adults in your system and/or your ideas for professional learning and curriculum strategies

–Using Canvas for District-wide Strategy: Focusing on Canvas administration, support, and district level ideas for implementing Canvas across the system

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2019

Time: 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Location: Kraft Administrative Center, 1359 E. St. Louis St, Springfield, MO

 The workshop includes:

  • Breakfast snacks and coffee will be available at 8:30a.Free lunch will be provided by Canvas.Parking is extremely limitedPlease carpool if possible and park in the parking lot west of the KAC that is located west of the train tracks.
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Hosted by the Branson Instruction Coaches Team!

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!

Join Branson literacy coaches for a morning of learning about close reading strategies that can be used across content area writing and then an Edcamp style discussion.

Date: February 20, 2019

Location: Branson District Office 1756 Bee Creek Road Branson, MO 65616

Time: 10:00 am to Noon

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GOCSD Membership Meeting Luncheon

Lunch will be provided by Kerri Nettles, NWEA. In order to be included in the luncheon count, please register here by 2/18/19.

Important updates regarding professional learning activities, the GOCSD website, Canvas, etc. will be provided.

Date: February 22, 2019

Location: Kraft Administrative Center Board Room

Time: 10:00a – 11:30p GOCSD Board Meeting

12:00 – 2:00p GOCSD General Membership Luncheon Meeting.

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STEAM-U: Achieving New Heights

through Transformative Power of MLS Science Standards

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Once again, GOCSD is partnering with STEAM-U during the 2018-2019 school year to offer a unique set of professional learning opportunities in an authentic, hands-on setting. All sessions combine an exclusive mixture of presentations, observations, and reflection with REAL teachers and students in a REAL school. Register here.

Date: Tuesday March 5, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – Noon

Location: 312 North Market Street Nixa, MO

 The workshop focus: While constantly changing standards give the majority of educators a never ending headache, the new MLS science standards may have finally broke the mold. Modeled after the Next Generation Science Standards, these new standards hold incredible power in today’s project-driven world. Join us to see how the MLS science standards can become a driving force in your project-based classroom

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Registration has closed as the session is full!

GOCSD is pleased to host the Missouri Bar Civic Education Road Show on Monday, March 25, 2019 from 8:45am to 3:00pm at the Southwest Lindenwood Campus located at 909 E Republic Road Springfield, MO.

If you are a Missouri middle or high school Social Studies, Government, and/or History teacher, this session is for YOU! Not only will you have the opportunity to earn 6 FREE professional development hours, the Missouri Bar will pay $50 toward your sub pay for the day!

Although electronic devices (iPhones, iPads, laptop computers, etc.) will not be allowed during the sessions, a binder and flash drive with all materials, along with lunch will be provided FREE of charge! Participants will have time during breaks and lunch to check phone messages, etc.

Dress code for the day is business casual, so please dress appropriately (no jeans, shorts, tank tops, etc.)

Sessions on the First Amendment Freedom of Speech will be delivered by faculty composed of Missouri Bar personnel, experienced teachers, area attorneys, and judges. Participants will be presented with information about key decisions of the US Supreme Court and their relevance to the DESE American Government Standards and themes.

Teachers will receive hands-on training about techniques that will create an interactive learning environment and require student to engage in exercises that demand analysis, critical thinking, and effective communication.

Past participants of the Road Show have said:

  • The techniques presented were thought provoking, engaging, and applicable to my curriculum.
  • I enjoyed the interactive lessons and discussions. The presenters did a fantastic job of keeping the conversation interesting and fun. It was hands on and very informational.
  • I like the collaboration with teachers from other districts and developing new strategies.
  • I really learned a lot today! The lessons were simple and very thought provoking. Students will love the materials. The presenters gave great lesson plan ideas.
  • The activities we did can be applied in the classroom setting. Presenters were very informed and knowledgeable on the content being shared.

For any questions about the event pertaining to the event content, sub pay, materials, etc., please contact:

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Youth Mental Health

First Aid Training

Friday, April 12, 2019

Register by Monday, April 8 for this important event!

GOCSD has partnered with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks to offer this free event.

Location; Southwest Lindenwood Campus located at 909 E Republic Road Springfield, MO.

TIME: 8:30a – 5:30p

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.
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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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