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Professional Learning 2018-05-18T13:40:45+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

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  • STEAM-U - Personalized Learning...the What, the Why, and the How
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May 29 – 30

GOCSD Innovation Summit

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Register now!!

The SW Missouri premier professional learning event for educators is just around the corner! Come network and collaborate with your colleagues around the many innovative practices going on in the GOCSD districts!

Keynotes include Kristin Anderson and Doug Fisher!

We invite you to sign up for our 2018 Innovation Summit to be held at the Branson Convention Center (200 E. Main Street Branson, MO 65616) in Branson, MO, May 29-30th.

LOTS of door prizes and swag!!

June 4

STEAM-U – Cultivating Curiosity: Fostering an Inquiry-Driven Classroom with our Youngest Students

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Learn how a classroom driven by the new Missouri Science Standards can foster collaborative, creative, critical thinking readers, writers, and mathematicians in the 21st century. Participants will get ideas to use the excitement of Science to transform minds and thinking processes. They will learn ways to get students to become deeper thinkers and use effective questioning skills even at a young age. Participants will also get ideas on how to use technology as a tool to effectively communicate Science concepts and ways for students to voice their own learning. We will also cover ways to effectively conduct and organize experiments and labs in the younger grades. Get ready for excited students!

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

June 19 – 20

Artisan Leader Series Conference 3

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Artisan Leader Series Conference #2: February 8 – 9, 2018

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

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.

Location:  Branson School Board of Education Room 1756 Bee Creek Road Branson, MO

July 12

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Facilitator:  Matt Rosebrough, Springfield Public Schools Elementary Literacy Coordinator

During this session, participants will:

  • Review the instructional components of the workshop model
  • Be provided information on how to effectively manage Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop
  • Explore a variety of resources to use with the workshop model

Target Audience: K – 5 Teachers & Administrators

Location:  Lindenwood Southwest Campus (909 E Republic Road Suite C Springfield, MO)

Sept 4

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GOCSD has partnered with Springfield Public School to offer a limited number of seats to their three Master Learner Institute Year 1 Pathways including Elementary Literacy, Elementary Numeracy, and Secondary Literacy during the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Click here for an indepth look at the three-year progression of topics and program overview. NOTE: Participation in Year 1 of the program does not require you to commit to participating in all three years of the program.

  • Each pathway listed below will meet face to face for three sessions, three hours per session (9 total hours).
  • Elementary participants can participate in the literacy and numeracy pathway.
  • Teachers from any content area are welcome to attend the Secondary Literacy training.

Location: Kraft Administrative Center 1359 E St Louis St, Springfield, MO 65802

Time:  8:00 – 11:00a.m.

Kindergarten Numeracy  Registration Fee:  $165 (includes resource book and materials)

Deadline for Program Registration: August 24, 2018

Sept 4

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GOCSD has partnered with Springfield Public School to offer a limited number of seats to their three Master Learner Institute Year 1 Pathways including Elementary Literacy, Elementary Numeracy, and Secondary Literacy during the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Click here for an indepth look at the three-year progression of topics and program overview. NOTE: Participation in Year 1 of the program does not require you to commit to participating in all three years of the program.

  • Each pathway listed below will meet face to face for three sessions, three hours per session (9 total hours).
  • Elementary participants can participate in the literacy and numeracy pathway.
  • Teachers from any content area are welcome to attend the Secondary Literacy training.

Location: Kraft Administrative Center 1359 E St Louis St, Springfield, MO 65802

Time:  12:30 – 3:30p.m.

Kindergarten Numeracy  Registration Fee:  $165 (includes resource book and materials)

Deadline for Program Registration: August 24, 2018

Sept 5

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GOCSD has partnered with Springfield Public School to offer a limited number of seats to their three Master Learner Institute Year 1 Pathways including Elementary Literacy, Elementary Numeracy, and Secondary Literacy during the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Click here for an indepth look at the three-year progression of topics and program overview. NOTE: Participation in Year 1 of the program does not require you to commit to participating in all three years of the program.

  • Each pathway listed below will meet face to face for three sessions, three hours per session (9 total hours).
  • Elementary participants can participate in the literacy and numeracy pathway.
  • Teachers from any content area are welcome to attend the Secondary Literacy training.

Location: Kraft Administrative Center 1359 E St Louis St, Springfield, MO 65802

Time:  8:00 – 11:00a.m.

Kindergarten Numeracy  Registration Fee:  $165 (includes resource book and materials)

Deadline for Program Registration: August 24, 2018

Sept 5

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GOCSD has partnered with Springfield Public School to offer a limited number of seats to their three Master Learner Institute Year 1 Pathways including Elementary Literacy, Elementary Numeracy, and Secondary Literacy during the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Click here for an indepth look at the three-year progression of topics and program overview. NOTE: Participation in Year 1 of the program does not require you to commit to participating in all three years of the program.

  • Each pathway listed below will meet face to face for three sessions, three hours per session (9 total hours).
  • Elementary participants can participate in the literacy and numeracy pathway.
  • Teachers from any content area are welcome to attend the Secondary Literacy training.

Location: Kraft Administrative Center 1359 E St Louis St, Springfield, MO 65802

Time:  12:30 – 3:30p.m.

Kindergarten Numeracy  Registration Fee:  $165 (includes resource book and materials)

Deadline for Program Registration: August 24, 2018

Sept 6

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GOCSD has partnered with Springfield Public School to offer a limited number of seats to their three Master Learner Institute Year 1 Pathways including Elementary Literacy, Elementary Numeracy, and Secondary Literacy during the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Click here for an indepth look at the three-year progression of topics and program overview. NOTE: Participation in Year 1 of the program does not require you to commit to participating in all three years of the program.

  • Each pathway listed below will meet face to face for three sessions, three hours per session (9 total hours).
  • Elementary participants can participate in the literacy and numeracy pathway.
  • Teachers from any content area are welcome to attend the Secondary Literacy training.

Location: Kraft Administrative Center 1359 E St Louis St, Springfield, MO 65802

Time:  8:00 – 11:00a.m.

Kindergarten Numeracy  Registration Fee:  $165 (includes resource book and materials)

Deadline for Program Registration: August 24, 2018

Sept 6

SPS Master Learner Institute 5th Grade Numeracy Kickoff Session 1

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GOCSD has partnered with Springfield Public School to offer a limited number of seats to their three Master Learner Institute Year 1 Pathways including Elementary Literacy, Elementary Numeracy, and Secondary Literacy during the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Click here for an indepth look at the three-year progression of topics and program overview. NOTE: Participation in Year 1 of the program does not require you to commit to participating in all three years of the program.

  • Each pathway listed below will meet face to face for three sessions, three hours per session (9 total hours).
  • Elementary participants can participate in the literacy and numeracy pathway.
  • Teachers from any content area are welcome to attend the Secondary Literacy training.

Location: Kraft Administrative Center 1359 E St Louis St, Springfield, MO 65802

Time:  12:30 – 3:30p.m.

Kindergarten Numeracy  Registration Fee:  $165 (includes resource book and materials)

Deadline for Program Registration: August 24, 2018

Sept 6

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GOCSD has partnered with Springfield Public School to offer a limited number of seats to their three Master Learner Institute Year 1 Pathways including Elementary Literacy, Elementary Numeracy, and Secondary Literacy during the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Click here for an indepth look at the three-year progression of topics and program overview. NOTE: Participation in Year 1 of the program does not require you to commit to participating in all three years of the program.

  • Each pathway listed below will meet face to face for three sessions, three hours per session (9 total hours).
  • Elementary participants can participate in the literacy and numeracy pathway.
  • Teachers from any content area are welcome to attend the Secondary Literacy training.

Location: Kraft Administrative Center 1359 E St Louis St, Springfield, MO 65802

Time:  8:00 – 11:00a.m.

Kindergarten Numeracy  Registration Fee:  $120 (includes resource book and materials)

Deadline for Program Registration: August 24, 2018

Sept 6

SPS Master Learner Institute Secondary Literacy Kickoff Session 1

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GOCSD has partnered with Springfield Public School to offer a limited number of seats to their three Master Learner Institute Year 1 Pathways including Elementary Literacy, Elementary Numeracy, and Secondary Literacy during the 2018 – 2019 school year.  Click here for an indepth look at the three-year progression of topics and program overview. NOTE: Participation in Year 1 of the program does not require you to commit to participating in all three years of the program.

  • Each pathway listed below will meet face to face for three sessions, three hours per session (9 total hours).
  • Elementary participants can participate in the literacy and numeracy pathway.
  • Teachers from any content area are welcome to attend the Secondary Literacy training.

Location: Kraft Administrative Center 1359 E St Louis St, Springfield, MO 65802

Time:  8:00 – 11:00a.m.

Kindergarten Numeracy  Registration Fee:  $120 (includes resource book and materials)

Deadline for Program Registration: August 24, 2018

Sept 13

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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.

Join us at John Thomas School of Discovery 312 N. Market St., Nixa, MO to experience K-6th grade classrooms actively engaging in each topic of professional learning listed below.  All sessions run from 9:00a – 12:00 noon.

All sessions combine an exclusive mixture of presentations, observations, and reflection with REAL teachers and students in a REAL school.

The first session – Strategically Planning Project-Based Experiences: A Backwards-Based Approach to Project-Based Learning Experiences Audience: K-6 Teachers – kicks off onTuesday, September 11, 2018.

Session Description:
Project-based, problem-based, real-world, student centered- whatever you call it, we’re providing maximum opportunities for engagement and learning. What does it take to effectively plan these experiences? How do we know we are truly assessing the standards we need to be? How do we ensure we are maximizing learning and remaining intentional. Journey with us as we share our process for planning high quality, intentional project-based learning experiences.

Oct 9

Grades K – 5 Missouri 3-Dimensional Science Standards

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The new Missouri 3Dimensional 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 the K – 5 science classroom.

Time: 8:00  – 11:00 a.m.

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

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

Oct 9

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The new Missouri 3Dimensional 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

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.