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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.

January 2, 2019

Join Ruby Payne as she discusses emotional poverty and how to build emotional wealth in your students.

Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location:  Bolivar High School Auditorium located at 1401 N Hwy D Bolivar, MO 65613

 The workshop includes:

  • Provides understandings of origins of anger, anxiety, and avoidance
  • Gives a language to talk about brain regulation, integration, and emotional competence
  • Provides tools for educators to address and reduce anger, anxiety, and avoidance
  • Helps educators manage the “classroom dance” that occurs between the educator and the students
  • Provides the tools to motivate good behavior
  • Identifies the differences in male and female emotional processing

Ruby’s newest book, Emotional Poverty in All Demographics: How to Reduce Anger, Anxiety, and Violence in the Classroom will be available for purchase at the event.

Lunch is on your own.

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Math in the Cooperative Classroom

In Grades K – 5 and 6 -12

January 10, 2019

GOCSD is pleased to be hosting Math in the Cooperative Classroom facilitated by Andrea Pullan, Republic School District Numeracy Specialist, for both grades K – 5 and grades 6 – 12.

Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019

Grades K- 5 Session: 8:30a – 11:30a

Grades 6 – 12 Session: 12:30p – 3:30p

Location: Southwest Lindenwood Campus 909 E Republic Road Springfield, MO

 The workshop includes:

  • GOCSD is pleased to be hosting Math in the Cooperative Classroom facilitated by Andrea Pullan, Republic School District Numeracy Specialist, for both grades K – 5 and grades 6 – 12.This professional learning event is for you if you are interested in:
    • increasing student engagement
    • building capacity in students for collaboration and critical thinking
    • incorporating problem solving strategies
    • organizing students for success
    • building positive classroom culture
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STEAM-U: Everyone Can Do It

Personalizing Learning Experience -Your School and Classroom

January 15, 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.

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

9:00 am – Noon

Location:  John Thomas School of Discovery 312 N. Market St., Nixa, MO to experience K-6th grade classrooms actively engaging in each topics of professional learning..

Session Description:

Personalization of learning may be the hottest thing in education, but what is it? Much confusion exists around what this new idea is and how educators can achieve it in their classrooms. Join us as we break down exactly what personalized learning is, what it isn’t, and what we can do to achieve it in our schools.

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January 17, 2019

Join the West Plains Techbrarian Team on Thursday, December 13 as they host our GOCSD Tech Meet Up from 9:00a – 12:30p.

Lunch will be provided by Gigi Goodall and David Rogier, Curriculum Associates Sales Consultants.

Location: West Plains High School Library

602 E. Olden St. West Plains, MO 65775

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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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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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STEAM-U: More Than Excellence

Creating Focus, Drive, Tenacity through Planning

Tuesday, June 11, 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. More Than Excellence: Creating Focus, Drive, and Tenacity through Building Level Strategic Planning Audience: K-6 Administrators Register here.

Date: Tuesday March 5, 2019

Time: 9:00 am – Noon

Location: 312 North Market Street Nixa, MO

 The workshop focus: We believe Zig Ziglar had it right when he said “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” Through building level strategic planning, we have reached heights we never dreamt possible. From raising chickens to developing a professional learning business within our school walls positive change is our normal. See how our strategic planning process has transformed our school

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