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Professional Learning2018-07-16T21:12:37+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

July 2018

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  • Grades K - 2 Customization and Preparation of Eureka Math Lessons
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Aug 1

Fractional Fluency:  Debunking the Gap Trap and Other Risky Reasoning

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Facilitator:  Joann Barnett

During this session will discuss common misconceptions and risky reasoning techniques when working with fractions and look at:

· Developing fluency through using concrete models, drawings, and symbols

· Investigate teaching strategies and tools that students can use to acquire understanding and develop flexibility and efficiency

· Ways to facilitate discussions to exchange ideas and perspectives

Location:  Lindenwood Southwest Campus (909 E Republic Road Suite C Springfield, MO)
Time: 8:30a – 3:30p
Lunch on your own.

Aug 6

Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation: 21st Century Problems, 21st Century Solutions

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Facilitator: Judy Brunner

The potential for bullying and harassment – electronic and otherwise – has never been greater. This unique learning opportunity is designed to help classroom teachers, counselors, school social workers, and administrators address, resolve, and prevent these anti-social behaviors. Templates for a Bullying Prevention Plan, Investigation Procedures and Check Sheets, Order to Cease and Desist and other related documents will be provided.

Location:  Lindenwood Southwest Campus (909 E Republic Road Suite C Springfield, MO)
Time: 9:00a – 12:30p

Aug 8

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Facilitator: Judy Brunner

The potential for bullying and harassment – electronic and otherwise – has never been greater. This unique learning opportunity is designed to help classroom teachers, counselors, school social workers, and administrators address, resolve, and prevent these anti-social behaviors. Templates for a Bullying Prevention Plan, Investigation Procedures and Check Sheets, Order to Cease and Desist and other related documents will be provided.

Location:  West Plains High School Library 602 E. Olden St. West Plains, MO 65775

Time: 9:00a – 12:30p

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.

Sept 27

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Join this free event to learn about Nixa Schools’ journey with Google for Education. The event will include looking at the many ways Google can be implemented by students, teachers, and instructional coaches to maximize learning opportunities for ALL.

Time:  8:30a – 2:00p

Location:  Faught Administration Center, Community Room 297 S Main St. Nixa, MO 65714

Lunch is on your own.

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.