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2018 Winter Curriculum Director Symposium
'Growth IS Not an Option'

February 25-27, 2018

Old Kinderhook, Camdenton

The SMCAA Curriculum Directors’ Symposium provides a great platform for acquiring 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 for) leaders to reinvent approaches to common issues and concerns.

Over the years, SMCAA has been proud of the quality of the presentations that we have been able to secure to help us all grow. With so much happening in education, both at the federal and state levels, we felt the best we could do was to bring you information that would assist you in your quest to put all the pieces together as effectively as you can to help direct the work in your district for an organized and most direct process to meet requirements and responsibilities.

Symposium 2018 will include an update on the work being done by the Accreditation Consortium, Information from the DESE Directors on MSIP 6 and the upcoming Assessments, and how several practioners are dealing with the opportunities and challenges facing both curriculum development and its implementation.

Schedule of Events CD Symposium 2018

Breakout Session Descriptors

Click Here to Register for the 2018 Winter Symposium

For over night accommodations contact Old Kinderhook Lodge at
1-888-346-4949. Ask for the SMCAA 2018 Symposium rate of $90.00 per night. 

Curriculum Training For New Building
Level Leaders

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

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!

Click Here to Register

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

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.  

 Click Here for Webinar Dates


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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