GOSUB

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Did you know that it is estimated that during a typical student's K-12 education a total of one year of their classroom experience is with a substitute teacher?

Our GOSUB course provides your substitute teachers with the knowledge, strategies and skills needed for success. By completing the course, the teachers will:

  • Increase their confidence in subbing

  • Create a positive, supportive and safe classroom environment

  • Engage and motivate students in learning

  • Build positive relationships with students and staff

The course is interactive, models best practices, utilizes various media formats to present the content, and includes prompts to reflect and plan for action.

The GOSUB Canvas course is available for purchase by districts. Districts can publish the course in their own Canvas platforms, so as to be able to personalize the content to meet their needs. The course can be utilized as a traditional course, enrolling the participants and an instructor. Or, the course can be used as a website, with no login required to consume the content. The pricing structure is based on the district's K-12 student enrollment. The district owns the content for three years.

The GOSUB course includes four main modules, each taking an hour or less to complete. Participants can work at their own pace. A very brief fifth module serves as a course wrap up and is part of the estimated four hours of learning.

  • 1 | GO: "Great Day Ahead" and "On Target" are the topics for the first module. By employing the tips given in this module, participants will proactively prepare for success. They will also be reminded of some effective instructional strategies that will help increase motivation and engagement.

  • 2 | Support: Participants will explore how to provide the educational and emotional support needed during a school day.

  • 3 | Understand: Participants will explore understanding from multiple perspectives. Taking time to understand in this learning setting will help them make great choices under pressure.

  • 4 | Be Professional: This module emphasizes the basic principle of professionalism.

  • 5 | Course Wrap Up: Participants will consider applying the most important points of GOSUB.

Within 24 hours of purchasing the course, the Canvas Administrator for your District will receive an email invitation to join the GOSCD Substitute Training Consortium, where you can access the course. This GOSUB Course Setup Guide shows the steps for joining the consortium, importing, personalizing and delivering the course.

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Kathy Gross

The course was designed by Kathy Gross, Engrossed in Service, LLC

Kathy Gross is a respected educational leader who loves learning, coaching, facilitating and presenting. Kathy serves as a consultant for Learning Forward and is a Training Associate of Cognitive CoachingSM. She also serves as an Education Ambassador for the non-profit I Pour Life, and is on the Board of Directors for Kagan Charitable Foundation. During her 28 years of service in Springfield (MO) Public Schools she enjoyed being a Director of Professional Learning, Coordinator of Teacher and Leader Development, coach to teachers new to the career, principal and assistant principal, and teacher. Kathy knew she wanted to be a teacher from the time she was a kindergartner and still believes that teaching is the most important profession. This belief led to the acceptance of additional duties in roles that support and empower teachers and leaders, and to the creation of Engrossed in Service, LLC upon her retirement from public schools. Kathy Gross is a respected educational leader who loves learning, coaching, facilitating and presenting. Kathy serves as a consultant for Learning Forward and is a Training Associate of Cognitive CoachingSM. She also serves as an Education Ambassador for the non-profit I Pour Life, and is on the Board of Directors for Kagan Charitable Foundation. During her 28 years of service in Springfield (MO) Public Schools she enjoyed being a Director of Professional Learning, Coordinator of Teacher and Leader Development, coach to teachers new to the career, principal and assistant principal, and teacher. Kathy knew she wanted to be a teacher from the time she was a kindergartner and still believes that teaching is the most important profession. This belief led to the acceptance of additional duties in roles that support and empower teachers and leaders, and to the creation of Engrossed in Service, LLC upon her retirement from public schools.tor, and as an independent digital learning consultant.

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