2018 Fall Conference Call For Presenters 

"Instructional leadership is by far the most important skill for leaders today" 
Paraphrased from Kristen Anderson

Submission Deadline: March 24

Along with Teacher Collective Efficacy, Instructional Leadership ranks highest in the most effective leadership ability in education today.

The new state standards and learning objectives demand more rigorous instruction to meet achievement targets than ever before. If students are to reach these goals, educational leaders must have a working knowledge and practical mastery of researched effective areas of instructional leadership:

  • General knowledge and understanding of curriculum and assessment and the connection of both
  • Issues related to effective instruction and instructional strategies
  • Instructional evaluation, both summative and formative
  • Data analysis and discussion that leads to instructional change
  • Ability to give and receive effective feedback that targets improvement and direction for positive change

If you have systems, programs or strategies that you believe to be excellent examples of Instructional Leadership, we invite you to share with your colleagues across the state by submitting a proposal to present at our upcoming Fall Conference. 

SMCAA has been proud of the quality of the presentations that we have been able to secure over the years. We are very much indebted to the knowledgeable and talented educators in our state who are so willing to share their expertise and information so that others might grow and create opportunity to use tried and true strategies for success.

This is a call to educators that have strong examples of specific instructional leadership you provide for your schools and staff. Please consider presenting your successes at our SMCAA Fall Conference! 


‘Building Group Efficacy is a Process’

Are your P.E.T.S. giving you a false sense of security?

 As a Curriculum Leader, are you:

  1. Assuming effective teaching skills are known 
  2. Assuming benefit of professional development
  3. Assuming leadership - without differentiation and feedback

Join your colleagues to discuss what P.E.T.S., and other factors, have to do with ‘Building Group Efficacy.’ We think we know what it is and why it matters, BUT are we leaving out important steps???

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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!

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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.  

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2018 -2019 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 2018 – 2098 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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