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2017 Fall Conference
October 23-24

‘The 21st Century Classroom: #TechHasNoWalls’

It’s not that technology is new or that revolutionizing the classroom to meet 21st century learning is anything unheard of…BUT how in the world do you really embrace that concept and still meet the need for content knowledge?

Matt Miller, teacher, author, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana will join us at the SMCAA Fall Conference to share how he infuses technology and creative thinking ideas into innovative teaching strategies for the classroom.

As he has outlined in his book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom , Matt will share what it takes to have a learning environment that is:

  • Different - from what students see daily in traditional classrooms
  • Innovative - drawing on new ideas or modifying others’ ideas
  • Tech-laden - with the use of digital sites, tools, and devices
  • Creative - tapping into students’ original ideas, as well as teachers’ ideas
  • Hands-On - encouraging students to make and try things on their own

Matt has been recognized as a Google Certified Innovator; a Bammy! Top to Watch in 2016; and winner of the WTHI-TV Golden Apple Award. In addition, Onalytica named him one of the top 10 influencers in educational technology and eLearning worldwide. He has presented to thousands of teachers at dozens of workshops on a number of topics related to educational technology, world language instruction and more. Matt combines a conversational, engaging speaking style with loads of resources, leaving teachers equipped and inspired to move forward.

Engaging students with purposeful technology-rich lessons and activities, the importance of the SAMR model that helps educators infuse technology into teaching and learning, and the latest updates on the new assessments aligned to the Missouri Learning Standards are the learning targets for this conference.  You won’t want your district’s teachers, administrators,  and curriculum leaders to miss this great opportunity to be inspired by the sharing of numerous tried and true Best Practices for 21st Century Learners!!!  

 2017 Fall Conference Schedule of Events

Descriptions for Breakout Sessions

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For overnight accommodations contact 
Tan-Tar-A at 1-800-826-8272. 
Group Code: SMCAA Fall Conference
Rate:  $85.00
Deadline: September 24, 2017

2017 -2018 Membership 

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 2017 – 2018 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.


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Google Educator Bootcamp

9:00-3:00 All Locations
Seating is Limited 

Explore the core areas of G Suite to increase professional learning and leadership, efficiency in the classroom, and student learning and creativity. We’ll explore several tools in Google’s Level 1 curriculum, all of which are taught within the context of meaningful use with students and teachers. Segments include the Chrome browser, search techniques, Google Classroom, as well as Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets, Forms, Calendar, Keep, Sites and Groups. Gmail, Hangouts, and YouTube are also included. In addition to the tools, participants are exposed to critical student skill sets necessary for learning in an online environment. There’s no better preparation for taking the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam. 

Participants are required to bring an electronic Device.

July 19       Oak Grove
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July 27        Jefferson City
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Curriculum Training For New Building
Level Leaders

August 2-3, 2017
The Lodge at Old Kinderhook
Camdenton, Missouri

This two-day learning opportunity will provide new building leaders with a deeper understanding of the key components of curriculum, instruction, and tracking student growth.  The building leader’s day is fraught with balancing instructional and non-instructional issues.  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 quality curriculum implementation resulting in improved student growth.  Building leaders must understand the layers of the curriculum, the Missouri Learning Standards, how to create an organizational structure to ensure high levels of learning, identify the essential learning outcomes to be taught, and how curriculum and instruction can make or break a building’s Annual Performance Report.  

Daily Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday 9:00-3:00
Thursday    8:00-2:00

For overnight accommodations call The Lodge at Old Kinderhook
888-346-4949 and ask for the SMCAA Training Rate of $109.00 per night, resort fee waived.  Cutoff date July 2, 2017

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2017 Annual BYOC Users' Group Meeting

September 21, 2017
Capitol Plaza Hotel
415 McCarty Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

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Meeting open to both current and prospective BYOC and BYOC+ Users

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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