SMCAA 2019 Winter Symposium

You Know Your Scores, So What's Next?
The Impact of Instructional Change

February 24-26
Old Kinderhook Lodge, Camdenton

“Instruction that results in a positive impact on student learning must embed inquiry and problem solving throughout units, lessons and assessments to ensure the future success
of college and career-ready students.”

You have reviewed your state assessment scores and are probably asking yourself, “Where do we go from here?”  State mathematics scores are the lowest we have experienced and we are concerned about how to address them. We are looking for accurate and useful information to help us address the needs of students that are behind in other academic skills. We all have many specific questions about how we can adjust our curriculum, address instruction and turn the tide of performance in favor of our students. 

The 2019 SMCAA Winter Symposium is where you will want to be to get clear direction and useful information to assist you in your efforts.  We will open the conference with a training specific to curriculum and instruction at the middle school level.  Then, DESE personnel along with your colleagues across the state will provide you with tools that you can use right away for immediate results in mathematics and ELA.  Please join us for the 2019 Winter Symposium and join your colleagues from across the state as we work together to tackle the new state standards and assessment!

Schedule of Events

Breakout Session Descriptors

Click Here to Register for the 2019 Winter Symposium

For overnight accommodations contact The Lodge at Old Kinderhook 
1-888-346-4949. Ask for the SMCAA Winter Symposium group Rate of $90.00 per night  Reservation Deadline Date, January 30, 2019

Due our room block almost sold out, Kinderhook has made a special allowance for their two bedroom cottages at a rate of $178.00 per night, should any district staff be interested in sharing accomodations.

Option #2: We have contracted with the Sleep Inn located in Camdenton Missouri for a special rate of $85.00 per night.  Call 573-346-4501 ask for the SMCAA rate.

Champion Teaching!

A focused program on the researched techniques 
of Doug Lemov's Book

Teach Like a Champion 2.0

This training is for any building administrator, teacher, coach or curriculum and instruction director that is interested in classroom structure, student engagement,
lesson preparation and execution

January 24 - 25, 2019 

Time: 9:00-3:30

Location: Southwest Center
                        Webb City, MO 64870

Cost: $240

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Register NOW!

Observation and Feedback for Impact

The Heart of Instructional Leadership

January 31 - February 1, 2019

9:00 - 3:00 pm 

Jackson R-II, Jackson, MO

$275 SMCAA Member
    $375 Non-Member

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Register Now! 

March 2019

Regional Meeting Agenda

Join us at a March Regional Meeting where we will discuss a range of topics important to your work in teaching and learning.  During DESE updates we will provide current information intended to prepare you for the approaching state assessments.  In addition, we will review any performance data reports available to glean some useful information for curriculum review and adjustment.  As quality instruction is key to student success, we will review the researched areas of quality instruction and how to use this learning to strengthen your teaching staff.  We will also announce the specifics of our first Curriculum Bootcamp coming this summer along with other summer opportunities.  Join SMCAA and your colleagues as we support each other as educational professionals.

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**REMINDER** – Your SMCAA 2018-2019 Membership entitles you to one free registration to the fall and winter regional meetings. However, you must still register to attend, please put 0 in the Total Cost and PO fields.

Additional Staff: $35.00 per person and must complete a registration form including a PO number.

Non-Member: $45.00 per person

If you have any questions, please contact Julie at 573-635-2299 or .

2018 -2019 Membership 

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SMCAA is a state-wide non-profit curriculum support association. Its mission is to provide support to member school districts for the development, implementation, and evaluation of local curriculum aligned to state adopted standards and designed to support student achievement. Funding for the association comes largely from membership. Therefore, when we say, “We are only as strong as our membership”… We really mean it! Click Here For Additional Membership Benefit Information

Reminder: SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. You may register now for your district 2018 – 2098 membership. Districts may choose Bill Now or Delay Billing until after July 1.

  • BYOC users must keep SMCAA membership current to qualify for the SMCAA discount for both initial purchase and renewals. Stay current by registering for membership on or before July 1 annually.
  • As part of maintaining the SMCAA member discount, multi-year BYOC subscription districts are responsible for renewing membership annually. Districts may choose to submit membership for the full term of their multi-year subscription by contacting our office at 573-635-2299.

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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