Registered attendees will receive a recording of the session 24 hours after it has concluded.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break:  11:30 - 12:30

SMCAA Member Fee: $130.00 per training
Non-Member Fee: $160.00 per training

If you are a member district and interested in purchasing 3 trainings for $100 each please email jriley@smcaa.org for additional information

 

For overnight accommodations when traveling to Jefferson City for trainings we suggest you book our special $99 rate at Capital Plaza Hotel. Click here to book your overnight stay.

Click for the Graduate Credit Course Syllabus for All One Day Trainings Listed Below

 

Instructional Observation for District Leaders

Join us for this one-day overview of a proven effective process for instructional observation. This process is perfect for principals, coaches and any other district position that are responsible for teacher observation and evaluation. We will review a step-by-step process of what to look for when observing for classroom management, culture, instructional preparation, differentiation, and quality. We will also discuss a process for the observation of curriculum fidelity to ensure equity of access for all students. This is a day to learn new skills on how to approach observation differently.

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November 22 - Webinar Registration Link

Curriculum Writing for the non-Core Electives - New 2022

We know the importance of having a guaranteed and viable curriculum for our core content areas and MAP assessed classrooms, but what about "the others?" The push in districts for being more transparent in what is being taught in the classrooms makes having a written curriculum in all areas much more relevant. This workshop will review what curriculum writing looks like in non-core electives and upper-level content areas. We will review Missouri Learning Standards for the Fine Arts Standards, Physical and Health Education Standards and at state and national standards related to Practical Arts and Career Ed classes, and see how to align upper-level content to college and ACT standards.

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December 6, 2022 - Jefferson City

Curriculum Director Training Level I

Curriculum Director: easy to say, harder to define. What is a curriculum director? What do they do? Ask 10 districts this question and you will get 15 different answers. Oftentimes thrown into a large melting pot with other duties, the role of Curriculum Director can become muddled with uncertainty as to what the job entails. Come join us for this workshop as we dig into the skills and knowledge needed in creating a guaranteed, viable, and credible curriculum; along with tools to build instructional leadership and the importance of vertical alignment. The major focus topics which will be explored during this workshop include the following:

  • What the Job Entails and the Role of Instructional Leadership
  • Creating a Guaranteed, Viable and Credible Curriculum
  • The Five Standards of Curriculum Evaluation
  • Ensuring a Comprehensive Written Curriculum
  • The Importance of Vertical Alignment and Vertical Conversations
  • Types of Assessments and How to Choose the Best Fit

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Target Audience: Curriculum Directors, Administrators, or lead teachers assigned to the duty of overseeing curriculum writing.


December 1 - Oak Grove R-VI

Curriculum Director Training Level I

Curriculum Director: easy to say, harder to define. What is a curriculum director? What do they do? Ask 10 districts this question and you will get 15 different answers. Oftentimes thrown into a large melting pot with other duties, the role of Curriculum Director can become muddled with uncertainty as to what the job entails. Come join us for this workshop as we dig into the skills and knowledge needed in creating a guaranteed, viable, and credible curriculum; along with tools to build instructional leadership and the importance of vertical alignment. The major focus topics which will be explored during this workshop include the following:

  • What the Job Entails and the Role of Instructional Leadership
  • Creating a Guaranteed, Viable and Credible Curriculum
  • The Five Standards of Curriculum Evaluation
  • Ensuring a Comprehensive Written Curriculum
  • The Importance of Vertical Alignment and Vertical Conversations
  • Types of Assessments and How to Choose the Best Fit

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Target Audience: Curriculum Directors, Administrators, or lead teachers assigned to the duty of overseeing curriculum writing.


February 9 - Webinar

Curriculum Director Training Level II

So, the curriculum is written, but what now? How do we know it is working? What do we do now? How do we evaluate our curriculum? This advanced workshop takes the information from Curriculum Director Training Level I and goes beyond the classroom to looking at the curriculum from an outside view. Major focus topics covered in CD Level II include the following:

  • The importance of consistent shared vocabulary
  • A deeper look at the Five Standards of Curriculum Evaluation
  • The need for Curriculum Handbooks and District Assessment plans
  • Reviewing data to understand the impact of your curriculum
  • The collaborative process and its role in curriculum
  • Working with a curriculum evaluation rubric
All of these items and more will be discussed as we collaborate and learn from each other during Curriculum Director Training Level II

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Target Audience: Curriculum Directors, Administrators, or lead teachers assigned to the duty of overseeing curriculum writing.


December 2 - Oak Grove R-VI

Curriculum Director Training Level II

So, the curriculum is written, but what now? How do we know it is working? What do we do now? How do we evaluate our curriculum? This advanced workshop takes the information from Curriculum Director Training Level I and goes beyond the classroom to looking at the curriculum from an outside view. Major focus topics covered in CD Level II include the following:

  • The importance of consistent shared vocabulary
  • A deeper look at the Five Standards of Curriculum Evaluation
  • The need for Curriculum Handbooks and District Assessment plans
  • Reviewing data to understand the impact of your curriculum
  • The collaborative process and its role in curriculum
  • Working with a curriculum evaluation rubric
All of these items and more will be discussed as we collaborate and learn from each other during Curriculum Director Training Level II

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Target Audience: Curriculum Directors, Administrators, or lead teachers assigned to the duty of overseeing curriculum writing.


February 10 - Webinar

Developing Aligned Assessments

A quality assessment should clearly assess the chosen standard. This training will include the process for writing a quality assessment with samples as well as a process to audit the alignment of the assessments to the standards. We will also practice with Missouri Learning Standards.

February 23 - Webinar

Providing Feedback in Instructional Settings - NEW 2022

Feedback is an extremely important strategy for improving student learning and teacher growth. How can you use feedback to promote instructional quality, to increase desired instructional behaviors and measure improvement? How can you provide student feedback in multiple ways to improve student performance and mastery? How important is feedback in the growth of teachers and students? We will answer these questions and more in this one-day overview for those responsible for teacher observation, coaching, instruction, and evaluation. Come and learn a new way of providing feedback for teachers and students and responding to staff regarding feedback.

March 20 - Webinar

Developing a Strong Science Curriculum

Missouri has adopted rich, deep and powerful learning standards for science. They are much different from the old GLE's. This change in standards require a new look at how we develop science curriculum, plan instructional units, develop and use assessments. We will examine the SMCAA Science Curriculum Frameworks and how to use these to revise your science curriculum. We will also look at the importance of using the three-dimensional approach to science instruction and look at multiple examples of successful implementation. Join your colleagues from across the state as we focus on quality Science teaching and learning.

March - 24 - Webinar

We Know the What, But What About the How?: Maximizing student learning - New 2022

The Missouri Learning Standards lay out the "what" students should know, but how do we determine the "how" we teach them? Join us as we dive into ways students acquire knowledge through inquiry, communication, and problem solving as we explore DESE's Practices and Processes, along with the four C's (critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication) of the 21st Century Learning Skills. We will look at ways to match the right “how” with “the what” to maximize student learning and engagement.

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Curriculum Design and Review - NEW 2022

Effective instruction in the classroom starts with effective curriculum design. Join us as we discuss the steps involved in developing effective curriculum. We will progress from choosing a template and producing shared definitions to the process for creating the units and finishing up with all the outside unit supporting documents. We will also discuss the development of a local curriculum handbook. This will be offered via webinar and also as an in district or region presentation.

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