2014 Spring Conference
April 28 – 29, 2014
Tan – Tar – A
"Put to the Test:"
How our schools are changing to meet the rigors of the new standards!
As we are all aware, testing the new Missouri Learning Standards (MLS) is only a year away. We have been told that students will be asked to perform at higher cognitive levels than has been the practice on previous state assessments. In an effort to challenge students to engage in higher order thinking, several of our schools have implemented challenging programs, strategies, and approaches designed to enhance their educational programs. The SMCAA Spring Conference is an excellent opportunity to hear about the success stories, including some of the frustrations that have gone into the implementation of these new opportunities for students.
SMCAA is very happy with the line-up of sessions for this conference and feel that you will leave with a ‘Head – full - of – ideas’ for improving learning in your district. We are pleased that the two presenters, who were unable to attend the fall conference due to illnesses, have both graciously agreed to present this spring. In addition, Dr. Sharon Hogue Helwig, DESE Assistant Commissioner – Office of College and Career Readiness will also provide us with a DESE update and Shaun Bates, Assessment Director – DESE, will be presenting a session on the changes in the new assessments.
This year a special offer is being made to non-district members who Register ‘NOW’ for Membership for the 2014-15 School Year.
As an incentive, those districts will be eligible for the membership fee for registration to the upcoming 2014 Spring Conference.
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See you at the Lake!
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.
(All times listed are central times)
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Unfortunately our sessions are limited to the first 25 attendees, so make sure to register soon!
SMCAA 2014 - 2015 Membership
Reminder: SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. You may register now for your district 2014 – 2015 membership. Many districts prefer to delay membership dues until July 1 or on this current fiscal year.
Also, please be aware that if you are a BYOC user, you must keep your SMCAA membership current in order to qualify for the BYOC/SMCAA discount. Renewal dates for BYOC and SMCAA membership do not always coincide, so please be sure to have your SMCAA dues paid for the year in which your BYOC renewal is due.
Why be an SMCAA Member
2014-2015 Individual/Associate Membership Registration Form (Non-District Only)