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Lead Like A Pirate’

Co-authors Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf

February 19 – 21, 2017   Old Kinderhook – Camdenton

Curriculum leaders will want to be sure to join us to hear Shelley and Beth share dynamic strategies to help you dramatically transform culture and build schools where students and staff run to get in, not out.  During a highly interactive and fun day, participants will learn to:

  • Harness PASSION and encourage risk-taking in their schools
  • IMMERSE themselves in the work that makes the biggest impact on student and staff learning
  • Build RAPPORT and relationships grounded in trust
  • ANALYZE lessons and ASK great questions, in order to provide rich feedback that helps move learning forward
  • Dramatically TRANSFORM school culture
  • Lead with ENTHUSIASM that is contagious

        These are Tools EVERY Curriculum Leader Needs in their Toolbox!!!    

Schedule of Events

Breakout Session Descriptor for Tuesday

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In the case of inclement weather the alternate dates for they Symposium are February 26-28, 2017. All registrations will be transferred to those dates.

For overnight accommodations contact: The Lodge at Old Kinderhook 1-888-346-4949

Group Code: SMCAA Winter Symposium

Rate: $89.00 per night

Reservation Deadline Date: January 19, 2017

SMCAA 2016 - 2017 Membership

Reminder: SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. You may register now for your district 2016 – 2017 membership. Many districts prefer to delay membership dues until July 1 or on this current fiscal year.

Also, please be aware that if you are a BYOC user, you must keep your SMCAA membership current in order to qualify for the BYOC/SMCAA discount. Renewal dates for BYOC and SMCAA membership do not always coincide, so please be sure to have your SMCAA dues paid for the year in which your BYOC renewal is due.

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2016-2017 District Membership Registration Form

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Conducting You Own Curriculum Audit

The single most important step toward change is the first one. It is the one that begins the journey. Thus, using our internal GPS, it is essential that we first determine 'Where We Are'. This requires that we 'Face Our Own Reality' before we begin to chart a course for ‘where we will need to go’ and ‘what we are willing to do to get there,’ if we are to reach our goal of preparing every student with the 21st century skills they will need to be ready to succeed!

This 2-Day workshop will provide Curriculum Leaders with tools to help them determine if there is congruence among the written, taught and tested curriculum in their schools; including how to conduct a Readiness Audit to determine how prepared their district is to perform the work and adjust to changes in curriculum development and instructional strategies that will need to be done over the next couple of years.

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BYOC Webinars

As a service to our current BuildYourOwnCurriculum members, as well as to those who would simply like to see our practical approach to curriculum management first hand, we invite you to learn more by signing up for one of our upcoming webinars listed below. If none of the dates work for you, give us a call we'd be happy to schedule a custom showing.  

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