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  • Rich Math Tasks + Desmos = Meaningful Math Learning in Any Environment

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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.

Rich Math Tasks + Desmos = Meaningful Math Learning in Any Environment

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
8:30 – 11:30am
K-5 Mathematics Educators
Virtual Event

Catherine Castillo

Presented by Catherine Castillo
GOCSD is pleased to partner with Catherine to offer this event for grades K – 5 mathematics educators. Catherine currently serves Springfield students and teachers as the Coordinator of 21st Century Numeracy at Springfield Public Schools. She also works for Code.org as a Fundamentals facilitator. In years past, she as served as a K-5 Numeracy Coach, a Math Recovery Intervention Specialist, Elementary Explore Principal, and a classroom teacher.

Event Description
Looking for ways to engage K – 5 elementary students in meaningful mathematics in a virtual environment? Experience some of the many free resources available online and learn how to implement them virtually. Learn how to use the Desmos activity builder to create engaging, rich math experiences for your students in both seated and online environments.

  • Time: 8:30am – 11:30am
  • Registration Fee for GOCSD Member & Southwest Center Member Partners: $20
  • Registration Fee for Nonmember: $30
  • Substitutions encouraged; no refunds
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Youth Mental Health First Aid Virtual Training

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
8:30a – 2:00p
Virtual Event

Designed for adults who regularly interact with adolescents,
but may also be appropriate for older adolescents, 16 and older

Prerequisite: Completion of 2 hour self-paced training by 10.14.20

Register by Oct October 5th
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GOCSD has partnered with the Community Partnership of the Ozarks to offer this FREE VIRTUAL event.

Event Description

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
  • 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
  • connect young people to professional, peer, social, and self-help care
Audience

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.

Learning Goals
  • 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.
Prerequisite and Certification

To earn the training certificate, registrants must complete 2 hours of self-paced training by 10.14.20 to attend the 10.28.20 hour instructor-lead 5 hour VIRTUAL training.

Tech Requirements
  • Computer with microphone and speakers,
  • HD webcam, and
  • Internet speed of least 5mbps. Test your internet speed at Speedtest.