February 2014 Regional Meetings
If we are to RAISE
Our STUDENTS and Our TEACHERS?
What a unique time in education. Most of us cannot remember a time in our career when there was so much on the plate at one time…RTI; Data Teams; New School Improvement Program Expectations; New Standards (which necessitate New Content, New Curriculum, New Strategies); New Assessments, as well as new Teacher Evaluation procedures – that along with the New Standards are regularly on the platform of debate! All this swirling around the schoolhouse, on a daily basis, causes us to beg the questions: ‘ Are we adequately identifying where our teachers are on the implementation curve? Have we set in place the proper supports to help them on this treacherous journey that the job of teaching takes those committed to doing it right? How about those that are struggling?’
Most of the new stuff is good stuff…But it’s time to ask, ‘How are we doing with moving along with all of it at once?’ Join us at one of the SMCAA Regional meetings to examine some of the principles we must not forget in our haste to cover all the expectations and mandates. Come prepared to share ideas and ask questions of how others are working to support their teachers through this exciting journey of educating…without getting lost in the swirl.
Dates, Locations, and Registration
2014 Spring Conference Call For Presenters
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April 28 – 29, 2014
Tan – Tar – A
Put to the Test:
How our schools are changing to meet the rigors of the new standards!
Has your district taken new approaches to improve opportunities for students in mathematics, science and engineering?
Has your district adopted a new approach to technology integration that brings the whole planet to students in their classrooms? Are you using digital tools to improve student writing?
Has your district recreated pathways in ELA, Math, Social Studies, and/or Science that will help your students be better college and career ready?
Has your teaching staff adopted new strategies designed to take students to deeper levels of ‘thinking’?
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 2013 - 2014 Membership
Reminder: SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. You may register now for your district 2013 – 2014 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
2013-2014 Individual/Associate Membership Registration Form (Non-District Only)