2016 Fall Conference
“Teach Like a Pirate”
We are excited to bring you an opportunity to learn how our classrooms can truly be places of ‘Creative – Independent – Engagement’!
New York Times Best Selling author Dave Burgess will present a high energy, entertaining, and inspirational program that will transform the way you look at your role as an educator. Learn how to dramatically increase student engagement, design wildly creative lessons, and build a course that is a life changing experience for your students. Using a unique combination of magic and humor, he will reignite your passion for the education profession and show you exactly how to make school an amazing place that has students wanting to knock down the walls to get in
Teach Like a PIRATE has sparked a full-scale revolution in the educational world and has inspired teachers from all over the globe to achieve new levels of excellence in their schools and classrooms. This program is your chance to experience the one-of-a-kind presentational style of unbelievable intensity and outrageous energy that has transfixed audiences at packed venues across the nation.
Schedule of Events
Conference Breakout Sessions
For overnight accommodations contact
Tan-Tar-A at 1-800-826-8272.
Group Code: SMCAA Fall Conference
Reservation Cut-off date: 9/29/2016
SMCAA 2016 - 2017 Membership Drive
Reminder: SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. You may register now for your district 2016 – 2017 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
2016-2017 District Membership Registration Form
2016-2017 Membership Individual/Associate Registration Form
(Non School District Employees Only)
Conducting You Own Curriculum Audit
The single most important step toward change is the first one. It is the one that begins the journey. Thus, using our internal GPS, it is essential that we first determine 'Where We Are'. This requires that we 'Face Our Own Reality' before we begin to chart a course for ‘where we will need to go’ and ‘what we are willing to do to get there,’ if we are to reach our goal of preparing every student with the 21st century skills they will need to be ready to succeed!
This 2-Day workshop will provide Curriculum Leaders with tools to help them determine if there is congruence among the written, taught and tested curriculum in their schools; including how to conduct a Readiness Audit to determine how prepared their district is to perform the work and adjust to changes in curriculum development and instructional strategies that will need to be done over the next couple of years.
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2016 Annual Users' Group Meeting
Handouts Will Be Posted Soon
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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