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Call for Presenters

Winter Curriculum Director Symposium

February 19-21, 2017

‘Lead Like A Pirate’

Old Kinderhook, Camdenton

Deadline:  November 18, 2016  


The Symposium provides a great platform for sharing knowledge, strategies, and how to’s regarding the arduous task of being a Curriculum Leader. This demanding role does not require, nor is there time, to reinvent approaches to common issues and concerns.

SMCAA encourages you to share your talents and expertise by presenting at this year’s Symposium. Over the years, SMCAA has been proud of the quality of the presentations that we have been able to secure to help attendees grow their knowledge base, learn about tried and proven strategies for success, and add contacts to their networks.

We invite you to submit a proposal for the upcoming SMCAA Winter CD Symposium, aligned to the theme of ‘Lead Like A Pirate’. Participants will appreciate hearing about the steps you have taken to address the tasks of the job, including how you help your leadership team focus on engaged forward-looking action plans where students, teachers, and administrators work together to actively improve achievement. 

Click the link below to access the
application and submit electronically
 Call for Presenters Application


SMCAA 2016 - 2017 Membership Drive

Reminder: SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. You may register now for your district 2016 – 2017 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
2016-2017 District Membership Registration Form

2016-2017 Membership Individual/Associate Registration Form
(Non School District Employees Only)


Conducting You Own Curriculum Audit

The single most important step toward change is the first one. It is the one that begins the journey. Thus, using our internal GPS, it is essential that we first determine 'Where We Are'. This requires that we 'Face Our Own Reality' before we begin to chart a course for ‘where we will need to go’ and ‘what we are willing to do to get there,’ if we are to reach our goal of preparing every student with the 21st century skills they will need to be ready to succeed!

This 2-Day workshop will provide Curriculum Leaders with tools to help them determine if there is congruence among the written, taught and tested curriculum in their schools; including how to conduct a Readiness Audit to determine how prepared their district is to perform the work and adjust to changes in curriculum development and instructional strategies that will need to be done over the next couple of years.

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2016 Annual Users' Group Meeting

Handouts Will Be Posted Soon

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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