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Annual Winter Symposium
All About Assessment!

February 27- March 1, 2022
Old Kinderhook Lodge

Schedule of Events

Let’s tackle the subjects of leadership and assessment  during our winter symposium.  We will dive into leadership Sunday evening with a keynote address from Joe Sanfelippo, Superintendent of Fall Creek School District in Wisconsin and the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year.  Joe will be discussing “Creating a Culture of YES” and we are sure you will find it motivational and thought provoking.  Day 2 will include an MSIP 6 update from Jocelyn Strand, assessment development information from Lisa Scroggs, DESE Director of  ELA and Chip Sharp, DESE Director of Math, as well as a discussion on district assessment planning with Roblyn Melton.  Day 3, will include assessment information with Dixie Grupe, DESE Director of Social Studies and MAP updates from Shaun Bates. Join us as we tackle All Things Assessment related.

Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI...home of the Fall Creek Crickets. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, an MS in Educational Psychology, an MS in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Leadership, Learning, and Service. Joe co-hosts the Hacking Leadership Podcast and co-authored The Power of Branding: Telling Your School's Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age, and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader by the US Department of Education in 2016. Education Dive named Joe 1 of 5 K-12 Administrators to watch in 2018 and their National Superintendent of the Year 2019.

Registration Form

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

Group Code:  SMCAA Winter Symposium

Nightly Lodging Rate:  $94.00 

Reservation Deadline Date:  February 4, 2022

Free Membership Quarterly Webinar

Simple Steps to Useful Lesson Planning

February 8th


March 3rd

Each Session 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

We know that lesson plans, if written well, can be helpful in the overall effective teaching process as well as a part of observation and evaluation.  Lesson planning it seems can be an arduous process that takes hours to complete.  Join us for the day as we introduce a simple but effective way to create strong lesson plans.  If you are looking for steps on how to create a one-page lesson plan that teachers will actually find useful, this is the training you don’t want to miss.  This webinar is perfect for instructional coaches, lead teachers, mentors, and building administrators.  

2021 Annual BYOC Users Group Meeting

Time for each session: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

All Current and Potential BYOC Users are invited to attend the free one-hour webinars conducted by Roblyn Melton, SMCAA Director of Programs and Missouri BYOC trainer along with Kim Tunnell, Vice President of Curriculum Management. Click the session below to register. 

January 20-Curriculum Management

Curriculum management is made much easier within BYOC.  This session will include topics such as user maintenance, how to deal with new standards, key reports, lesson planning and other basic management issues.   

January Regional Meetings - Virtual and In-Person

The Effective Use of a Benchmark Assessment:
Focused and Intentional Use of Results

Additional Information and Registration

Back by  Popular Demand

Champion Teaching!!!

June 14-15 Jackson R-II

June  16-17 Jefferson City

Are you or your district currently practicing Champion Teaching techniques in your classroom and schools?  Are you interested in becoming a Champion Teaching trainer for your school or district? Would you like to know more about Champion Teaching? If so, this two-day study session is for you! This is a focused overview of the techniques from Doug Lemov’s book, Teach Like a Champion 2.0 along with additional research and practice on creating a predictable, safe, and stable environment. 

 This train the trainer session will cover:

The research behind the work

The specific techniques that will show the greatest change in the shortest amount of time

How to present Champion Teaching research and techniques to teaching staff

Observation strategies on how to measure teacher practice and growth in the work.

This will be perfect for building administrators, instructional coaches, teachers currently practicing the techniques, and those that may be interested in joining SMCAA as a summer trainer.

Click the date above to register. Seating is limited at each location. 

For overnight accommodations contact Best Western Plus Capital Inn at 1-800-528-1234 and ask for the SMCAA $96.00 rate for this event. This rate includes a full hot breakfast. 


2021 - 2022 Membership

Bill Now or After July 1, 2021 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

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.