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September 2015 Regional Meetings
Leadership in Curriculum

The 2015 – 2016 school year is certain to be one of info-overwhelm! School leaders have already received information regarding new assessment procedures; the status of state standards will be determined by the State Board in October and as a result, forthcoming information and opinions will flood emails, tweets and blogs. All of this can cause individuals responsible for curriculum development, implementation, and revision to go into manager-mode and lose sight of the real purpose and opportunities presented by their role.

The Fall Regional meetings will take a look at what the differences are between managing curriculum for your district and providing curriculum leadership for a culture that embodies creative/innovative approaches to student learning.

Todd Whitaker, the keynote for the SMCAA Fall Conference in November, says in his latest book School Culture Rewired that “Culture is not some mystical power that thrives on superstition; the locus of control is within the scope of leadership.” During the Regional meetings we will take a closer look at what real curriculum leaders are, what they say, and what they do.

Register now to share and hear from others on this all important topic that can help you as you chart some of the uncertain waters of the next few years. In addition, we will share a DESE update.

As always, you are welcome to select the regional meeting location that will best fit your schedule.
See you in September!

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Fall Conference 2015
November 2-3 

"Culture Always WINS!
"Cultural change must be a school-wide movement, not just an individual effort."

School Culture Rewired

Steve Gruenert & Todd Whitaker

You will not want to miss hearing from this nationally acclaimed world-wide speaker and author of over 40 publications regarding issues facing educators today!

Registration Coming Soon!!! 

Call for presenters: SMCAA is looking for breakout Session presenters.
Deadline is August 31, 2015.

Call for Presenters Form

 SMCAA 2015 - 2016 Membership

Reminder: SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. You may register now for your district 2014 – 2015 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

District Membership Registration Form

Individual/Associate Membership Registration Form

BYOC User Group Meeting September 30, 2015

Join your peers from across Missouri at the annual BYOC Missouri User’s Group Meeting.  Our committee is busy refining the final agenda, but rest assured that this meeting is intended for both new and experienced districts.  Representatives from School Software Group will be present to answer questions and listen to any suggestions you have.  From its beginning BYOC has been designed by and has evolved from the input of districts, don’t miss your chance to gain knowledge and help in the future evolution of BYOC.

For More Information and Registration

Upcoming 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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