Professional Learning

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Calendar of Events

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  • GOCSD 2019 PLC Summit
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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.

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.
Register here. 
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Thursday, August 29, 2019
GOCSD is proud to partner with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks to bring you this FREE learning event!
Date: Thursday, August 29
Time: 9:00a – 3:30p

Location: Southwest Lindenwood University Campus

909 E. Republic Road Suite C – 100 Springfield, MO
Register here. 
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Monday, September 16, 2019
GOCSD is partnering with Ava and Mountain Grove Schools to offer Student Engagement with Todd Whitaker. This session will focus on effectively working with all students at any grade/age level. The purpose is to help teachers build and refine their skills in order to manage their classrooms and empower them to successfully work with and engage all students.
Date: Monday, September 16
Time: 9:00a – 12:00p

Location: Ava School Performing Arts Building

Registration Fee: $25 GOCSD members outside of the Ava and Mountain Grove School Districts
*Ava and Mountain Grove educators do not need to register for the event.
Register here.
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Monday, September 16, 2019
GOCSD is partnering with Ava and Mountain Grove Schools to offer Student Engagement with Todd Whitaker. This session will focus on effectively working with all students at any grade/age level. The purpose is to help teachers build and refine their skills in order to manage their classrooms and empower them to successfully work with and engage all students.
Administrators outside of Ava and Mountain Grove Districts who are interested in attending the afternoon deep dive session with Todd may attend for an additional $25 which includes lunch.
Date: Monday, September 16
Time: 12:00p – 3:30p

Location: Ava School Performing Arts Building

$25 GOCSD members outside of the Ava and Mountain Grove School Districts (lunch included)
*Ava and Mountain Grove administrators do not need to register for the event.
Register here.
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Conference #1: October 3 – 4, 2019
Understanding Self and Others
Building Clear and Compelling Direction
Time and Life Management
GOCSD is proud to announce that Mike Rutherford has agreed to host an Artisan Leadership Conference in the Ozarks during the 2019 – 2020 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 Mountain Grove Public Schools High School Arena.
Time: 9:00a – 3:30p
Location: Mountain Grove High School Arena 420 N Main St, Mountain Grove, MO 65711
Parking information here .
Conference cost is $500 per person for each two-day conference or $1500 for all three.
Conference registration includes session(s), lunch, and materials.
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Conference #2: February 6 – 7, 2020
Reading and Shaping Organizational Culture
Designing and Leading Change
Leadership Transitions & Succession Planning
GOCSD is proud to announce that Mike Rutherford has agreed to host an Artisan Leadership Conference in the Ozarks during the 2019 – 2020 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 Mountain Grove Public Schools High School Arena.
Time: 9:00a – 3:30p
Location: Mountain Grove High School Arena 420 N Main St, Mountain Grove, MO 65711
Parking information here .
Conference cost is $500 per person for each two-day conference or $1500 for all three.
Conference registration includes session(s), lunch, and materials.
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Conference #3: June 18 – 19, 2020
Communication, Persuasion, and Influencing Skills
Leading High-Performing Teams
Ethics and Moral Decision Making
GOCSD is proud to announce that Mike Rutherford has agreed to host an Artisan Leadership Conference in the Ozarks during the 2019 – 2020 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 Mountain Grove Public Schools High School Arena.
Time: 9:00a – 3:30p
Location: Mountain Grove High School Arena 420 N Main St, Mountain Grove, MO 65711
Parking information here .
Conference cost is $500 per person for each two-day conference or $1500 for all three.
Conference registration includes session(s), lunch, and materials.
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