Cognitive Coaching

Foundation Seminar

⚙️Highly Effective Teaching & Leading 🪑Seated 💲Paid

Attendees need to participate in all 8 sessions of this Cognitive Coaching Foundation Seminar®. The intended audience is Instructional Coaches and Administrators at any level, and University Professors.

This registration is for the first 4 days of the seminar which will take place during the 2023-2024 school year. Participants will have the choice to attend the first 2 days in July or in the fall, but all days must be taken sequentially, in order. The remaining 4 days of the seminar will take place during the 2024-2025 school year. We are organizing 2 Cohorts so as to offer Days 1 & 2 twice. The dates for the Day 3 & 4 sessions will be the same for all attendees.

Cohort Dates & Locations

When registering, participants can select the set of dates that works best for them. All sessions will be 9-3:30 PM.

Cohort 1

  • Day 1: July 26, 2023 at the Library Center Auditorium,

    4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810

  • Day 2: July 27, 2023 at the Library Center Auditorium,

    4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810

  • Day 3: Nov 16, 2023 at the Library Center Auditorium,

    4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810

  • Day 4: Feb 20, 2024 at the Library Center Auditorium,

    4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810

Cohort 2

  • Day 1: Sept 21, 2023 at the Library Station, Frisco Community Room, 2535 N Kansas Expwy, Springfield, MO 65803

  • Day 2: Oct 10, 2023 at the Library Station, Frisco Community Room, 2535 N Kansas Expwy, Springfield, MO 65803

  • Day 3: Nov 16, 2023 at the Library Center Auditorium,

    4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810

  • Day 4: Feb 20, 2024 the Library Center Auditorium,

    4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810

Registration

Fee

  • GOCSD Members: $440

  • Nonmembers: $550

The registration fee includes:

  • The first 4 days of the 8 day Seminar

  • Lunch each day

  • Learning Guide

Substitutions are encouraged as refunds will not be provided.

Days 5-8

An invitation to register for Days 5-8, will be sent to those who complete Days 1-4. Participants will select the dates that works best for them, regardless of what Cohort they were in for Days 1-4.

Day 5: Choose 1

  • June 10th at the Library Center Auditorium, 4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810

  • Sept 24th at Republic Schools BOE Room, 636 N. Main Street Republic, MO 65738

Day 6: All attend

  • Sept 30th for All at Library Center Auditorium, 4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810

Day 7: Choose 1

  • Oct 28th at Nixa Community Room, Faught Administration Center, 301 S Main St, Nixa MO 65714

  • Nov 11th at Nixa Community Room, Faught Administration Center, 301 S Main St, Nixa MO 65714

Day 8: Choose 1

  • Nov 12th at Nixa Community Room, Faught Administration Center, 301 S Main St, Nixa MO 65714

  • Dec 2nd at Library Center Auditorium, 4653 S Campbell Ave, Springfield, MO 65810

The registration fee for Days 5-8 will be $440 for GOCSD Members.

Description

As leaders in education, you have a unique opportunity and responsibility to support teacher growth toward self-direction and high performance. We invite you to join GOCSD’s first offering of what we believe to be one of the most powerful coaching models, Cognitive Coaching®.

The goal of Cognitive Coaching Seminars® is to develop one’s identity and capacity as a mediator of thinking. Research indicates that teaching is a complex intellectual activity and that teachers who think at higher levels produce students who are higher achieving, more cooperative, and better problem solvers. It is the invisible skills of teaching, the thinking processes that underlie instructional decisions, which produce superior instruction. Cognitive Coaching® is a research-based model that capitalizes upon and enhances teachers’ cognitive processes.

Facilitator

Kathy Gross

Kathy Gross
Thinking Collaborative Training Associate
Engrossed in Service, LLC

Kathy Gross serves as a consultant for Learning Forward, is a Training Associate of Cognitive Coaching® and owns Engrossed in Service, LLC. Throughout her career her work has focused on empowering teachers and leaders. During her 28 years of service in Springfield (MO) Public Schools, she served as Director of Professional Learning, Coordinator of Teacher and Leader Development, coach to teachers new to the career, Principal and Assistant Principal, and teacher. For eighteen months of her retirement she enjoyed directing professional learning for GOCSD. She serves on the Board of Directors for Kagan Charitable Foundation and Victorious Educators Ministry. Some of Kathy’s favorite categories of work are Cognitive Coaching®, Kagan Cooperative Learning, Whole Faculty Study Groups, collective efficacy, induction, and mentoring, all of which are part of intentional and effective professional learning for educators. When Kathy isn’t serving educators, you’ll find her enjoying family and friends or escaping to a beach.

GOLearn Professional Learning Framework

GOLearn

Our GOLearn PL Framework provides an overview of the learning experiences we offer. This systems approach supports continuous improvement and allows members to identify the offerings that meet their needs, providing a personalized experience. It includes three strands: Systems Thinking, Safe and Collaborative Culture, and Highly Effective Teaching and Leading.

We use the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning when designing our experiences to ensure that we provide professional learning that leads to high-quality leading, teaching, and learning for students and educators.

Review our GOLearn Framework to identify sessions that meet your needs, see what sessions are currently open for registration on our PL Events webpage, and access the content in our on-demand catalog to start learning now.