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Contact Dr. Pyle at drjpyle@smcaa.org or
Roblyn Melton at rmelton@smcaa.org 
to set up your customized district training today. 



January Virtual Regional Meetings

Register to attend January 19th 

Time Each Day: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

DESE Priority Standards: Implications and Considerations

Join us for our Winter Regional Meeting where we will provide insight regarding the new DESE Priority Standards, thoughts about their use, and what it may mean for us moving into the 21-22 school year.  While this may be some time away, thoughts about possible adjustment to our curriculum and further curriculum study is necessary now.  This discussion will be worth your time, and your participation in questions and discussion is always welcome.  We will also provide DESE updates along  with additional information important to our membership. 

Regional meetings are no charge to 2020-2021 Member Districts. You MUST register in advance. 

Non - SMCAA Member Fee $45.00 pp

Click Here to Register for January 19th



 2021 Annual Winter Symposium

"Heading to the School Year Finish Line:
Adjusting to Change and Challenge"


February 22-23, 2021


Old Kinderhook Lodge, Camdenton, Missouri.
 

Registration for in-person attendance will be limited to 50, due to the CDC Guidelines.

Join us either in person or virtually at our annual Winter Symposium.  We will be addressing several concepts that will help you finish out the year and plan for summer and fall.  

As we navigate the remainder of this school year, teachers have been asked to execute effective instruction often in a Hybrid format.  This has proved to be a significant challenge for teachers and students.  As leaders, we are now required to observe, give feedback to and evaluate online/virtual instruction coupled with classroom teaching.  Our mornings on Monday and Tuesday will be devoted to these topics.  

Our Symposium afternoons will be related to Curriculum and Assessment with appearances (both virtual and in-person) by DESE personnel, including Dr. Tracy Hines, Kristen McKinney, Debbie Jamison, and Chip Sharp.   

SMCAA is here to walk you through curriculum and instruction towards the end of this year and the start of planning summer curriculum work. Join us for these two amazing days of training. 

Schedule of Events

Session Descriptors

All registrants will complete a GoToWebinar Registration form for the Symposium. Upon submitting your registration, you will receive an automated email from GoToWebinar containing your login credentials. Should the need arise to cancel the Symposium in-person due to weather or virus-related issues, you will still be able to attend virtually. Added Bonus, each registrant will receive the full recording of the Symposium after it has concluded.

You must choose your attendance in advance on the registration form. Registration in-person is limited to the first 50 registrations.  

Registration Form

Fee:
SMCAA Member District - $250.00
Non-SMCAA Member District - $350.00

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

Group Code: 022021SMCAA

Nightly Lodging Rate: $92.00 or ask for the ask for 1-2 bedroom Cottage Rates for this event

Reservation Deadline Date: February 12, 2021 . 


Fall 2020 Conference Series
Special Offer to Membership

Offer Expires: January 29, 2020

SMCAA is dedicated to ongoing professional learning for those in the education profession.  In early November of this year, we held our Fall Conference Virtual Series which consisted of special speakers and a variety of workshops focused on today’s educational challenges.  The reviews for this event were very positive and those that attended were given access to the recorded webinar sessions and handouts. 

Since then, we have received several requests to make those sessions available for those that could not attend at the time of the event.  It is our desire to keep quality learning available to all those interested in accessing these learning opportunities.

Now, you can take advantage of this opportunity through this special offer!  For only $100.00, we will provide access to the Fall Conference Series webinar recordings and handouts so that you and your colleagues may view them as you are available.  The trainings listed would be an excellent way to get quality professional learning out to your staff during PD days, faculty meetings or special group sessions.  We have also extended the Graduate Credit Deadline to Spring of 2021. It is our hope that by providing access to our Fall Conference Series we will be providing yet another opportunity for your school district to learn and grow. 

 Fall Conference Series Breakout Sessions

Registration Instructions:

  1. To purchase the conference series, email your district Purchase Order to jriley@smcaa.org .
  2. Once your submission has been received please allow 48 for processing to receive an email containing the GoToWebinar recordings and the Google Hub link containing the handouts.



New Champion Teaching Series

March 2-4, 2021
Training Time Each Day: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

As we move toward the end of an extraordinary school year, many of you may be looking for some added ideas on how to wrap up the school year with strong techniques in classroom culture, strong instruction and assessment. Champion Teaching is for you!  Join us as we study what constitutes rigor in expectation and quality in instructional preparation and execution.  We also review assessment during instruction, and how we can prepare students to tackle MAP and EOC questions. Join us for three half days of training as we focus in on a successful finish to the school year with students in class or online.  

Training Fee: SMCAA Member District - $150 pp

Click Here to Register



Engaging Kids in a Socially Distance Environment

March 9, 2021
8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

This half-day training was specifically requested by our member districts. It will consist of ideas and strategies to address student engagement during the new classroom normal of social distance. Whether you are teaching virtually or face-to-face, this session will provide you with ideas to keep students engaged during your instruction.  We will share ideas from your colleagues across the state and other researched proven strategies that can assist teachers in learning new skills.

Fee:
SMCAA Member - $65.00
Non-Member - $80.00

Click Here to Register



BYOC News

Now is the time to begin planning late spring and summer Build Your Own Curriculum (BYOC) work. BYOC ensures that your district curriculum is used with fidelity. It helps align curriculum to state standards. District staff can analyze curriculum and address issues raised in district and state assessments. BYOC makes it easier for planning and delivery of instruction. With BYOC, your district curriculum can be transparent at multiple levels and all students experience the same path, regardless of teacher or building.

Contact Roblyn Melton at rmelton@SMCAA.org for training needs or if you are interested in adding BYOC to your district.


 

2020 - 2021 Membership

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.

 


 

BYOC News

Recently we sent an email discussing how to utilize BYOC to support your district during the pandemic.  If you didn’t get a chance to read the email, here is a link to what was distributed  https://tinyurl.com/BYOC-COVID. Please understand, this is not a sales pitch, most of you reading this already own BYOC or BYOC+, this is simply a reminder of how to leverage the software to meet today’s challenges.

Tip of the Month

“I forgot my password!” Sound familiar? With the new school year starting, brush up on how to reset your password and save courses as “favorites” in BYOC with our User Preferences guide.

https://admin.buildyourowncurriculum.com/Documentation/HOW_TO-Maintain_User_Preferences.pdf

Click here to see how BYOC can assist you in meeting the new MSIP 6 standards

August 2020 eUpdate

BYOC Referral Program

You are our best sales staff.  There is nothing we enjoy more than hearing from a new district that they heard about us from one of our existing clients.  Like any company, continually adding new districts is key to our success.  As such, we would like to reward you, our best sales staff.  For any new district referred by you that joins the BYOC network, we will reduce your district’s next renewal by $250.  There is no limit on the number of districts you can refer.

In order to qualify as a referral, the new district must inform us of who referred them prior to being configured. Each new district can only be referred by one existing district.

Thanks in advance for your kind words, we are constantly humbled when we get your feedback.


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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Attend an Upcoming Webinar

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.