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2nd Annual Bootcamp
Science and Math

July 13-14, 2020

Update 05/18/2020 - We are currently working on offering this event virtually. Additional information will be posted and emailed to membership once it is available.

Join us and your colleagues as we continue our work on Foundational Curriculum.  We will be unveiling our new K-8 Foundational Science Curriculum (FSC) along with our new partners from the DESE Science Department, and writers and reviewers from across the state.  In addition to Science, we will continue our work in supporting Mathematics teachers and Math personnel with training in content instruction using accurate instructional choices for grades 3-5. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with those in like content areas to use the Foundational Science Curriculum and to strengthen your teaching skills in Mathematics. 

The new virtual schedule, session descriptor and registration information will be coming soon!

Graduate Credit will be made available through Lindenwood University 

2020 Fall Conference

October 19-20, 2020

Call For Presenters

Conceptual Teaching at its Best!

Instruction and Assessment with Application in Mind

Call for Presenters Form

Submission Deadline: May 22, 2020

The performance requirements for the state assessment are moving teachers to approach instruction in a new way.  Teaching must move beyond facts, procedures, information, and skills to application of this knowledge in the form of scenarios and problem-solving situations. The 2020 SMCAA Fall Conference is looking for proposals to present in breakout session on the following topics and successful practices:

  • Transforming facts and skills into application assessment questions.  How you have done this in your classroom, building or district
  • Conceptual teaching strategies in the content areas: A variety of content and grade levels
  • Planning for conceptual understanding in the content areas: A variety of content and grade levels
  • Assessing student work using rubrics, scoring guides to identify conceptual understanding
  • Simple ways you can change your teaching from process and procedure to concepts and application

We know that there is outstanding education happening in classrooms, buildings and districts across the state.  Please consider sharing your expertise with us at our Fall Conference! 


Build Your Own Curriculum (BYOC)

Call for Presenter for 2020 Annual BYOC Users' Group

Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City, Missouri
September 30, 2020

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2020

BYOC is an excellent resource for curriculum development, storage, reporting and so much more.  Does your district have information to share about what is working well for you? How do you use BYOC to align your curriculum?  How does the lesson planning portion of BYOC help teachers in your district help align instruction?

Please consider sharing this information at the Annual Users’ Group Meeting.  We would love to have districts share their process and success stories. Click Here to Submit the Call for Presenter Application

Success Story: Hear directly from teachers, principals and administrators how BYOC has changed their approach to curriculum and improved communication, lesson planning and assessment district-wide. Gasconade R-1 Preparing a Lifelong Learners

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Webinar 1 - Introduction to BYOC: Unified and Effective Curriculum and Instruction

We will explain the philosophy behind the software and walk you through a live demonstration of BYOC, focusing on our core product features of curriculum and instruction management.

Webinar 2 - BYOC+: The Curriculum-Driven Classroom

If you are a current BYOC customer, or if you have already attended the Introduction to BYOC webinar, we invite you to join us. During this session, we will explore the classroom management and assessment management features in the BYOC+ edition that enhance the curriculum management of our standard BYOC edition.

 2020 - 2021 Membership Drive

Bill Now or After July 1, 2020 Option Available

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

Value-Added Benefits for 2020-2021 

Free attendance for all member district employees to our Fall, Winter and Spring Regional Meetings. Registration is required.

The Foundational Math and Science Curricula will be available to ALL SMCAA member districts as a value -added resource at no extra cost. Each curriculum covers grades K-8 with Algebra and Biology coming soon.

Reminder: SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. You may register now for your district 2020 – 2021 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.