Curriculum Directors’ Summer Retreat

“Focus for Success”

July 22-24, 2018
Old Kinderhook Lodge, Camdenton

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Hello Curriculum Leaders! 

As your new SMCAA Executive Director, I encourage you to attend this summer’s Directors’ Retreat.  With new leadership comes lots of new perspectives, information and ideas that you will surely find useful in your work.  Some of the highlights for this summer include “Hot Topic round table discussions,” an introduction to Instructional Leadership and Curriculum in the content areas, a review of the new APR, a panel discussion and more!

Even if you have attended the retreat in the past, this summer will be a whole new view of our work as we discuss issues and ideas with our colleagues.  I am excited to meet you all and to learn together with you. 

See you at the Retreat!
Dr. Janie Pyle

Registration and Additional Information:
 2018 Curriculum Director Retreat

For overnight accommodations contact Old Kinderhook at 1-888-346-4949. Ask for the SMCAA CD Retreat rate of $109.00 per night.

Curriculum Training For New Building Level Leaders

July 31 - August 1, 2018
Old Kinderhook Lodge, Camdenton

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 This two-day learning opportunity will provide building leaders with a deeper understanding of the key components of curriculum, instruction, and tracking student growth through formative assessment. The level of accountability to district administration to provide evidence of student growth is high, which is why it is important to recognize effective instructional strategies and high fidelity to your district curriculum resulting in improved student achievement. We will review the big ideas evident in the Missouri Learning Expectations (Standards) and how a basic knowledge of your curriculum will support strong teaching.Building leaders must possess knowledge and skills in formative assessment and their effect on student growth as well as what to observe during instruction to ensure that the curriculum is being addressed at high levels of effectiveness. Time is never wasted with we can come together as colleagues to learn and grow. The time is now!

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For overnight accommodations contact Old Kinderhook at 1-888-346-4949. Ask for the SMCAA Level Leaders rate of $109.00 per night.

2018 Fall Conference

Instructional Leadership: Curriculum in Action! 

Keynote: Kristen Anderson

"Instructional leadership is by far the most important skill for leaders today" 
Paraphrased from Kristen Anderson

Kristin Anderson Bio

Come and join your colleagues at the 2018 SMCAA Fall Conference as we explore what it takes to be a strong Instructional Leader.  Our title this year, “Instructional Leadership: Curriculum in Action,” speaks to the connection between a strong viable curriculum and instructional practice, support and evaluation.  These are new times in our state with new standards, assessments and expectations that will require us to be ready to meet these challenges along with all the others that your particular jobs require.

As your new Executive Director of SMCAA, I am excited to provide a conference that will address the unique needs that you have as Curriculum Directors, Instructional Specialists, Coordinators and Teacher Leaders.  Click on the links below to check out specific information about our keynote speaker, Kristin Anderson, along with our breakouts that will inform and inspire.  SMCAA has designed this conference just for YOU!  Register soon and we will see you at the Lake! More Information

Fall Conference Schedule

Fall Conference Breakout Session Descriptors

2018 Fall Conference Registration Form

2018 -2019 Membership 

Click Here To Renew Membership TODAY!

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.


2018 Annual BYOC Users' Group Meeting

September 20, 2018

422 Monroe Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101

Registration Coming Summer 2018

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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