2018 Fall Conference 
November 12-13, 2018
Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach

Keynote: Kristen Anderson

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

Kristin Anderson Bio

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

Come and join your colleagues at the 2018 SMCAA Fall Conference as we explore what it takes to be a strong Instructional Leader.  Our title this year, “Instructional Leadership: Curriculum in Action,” speaks to the connection between a strong viable curriculum and instructional practice, support and evaluation.  These are new times in our state with new standards, assessments and expectations that will require us to be ready to meet these challenges along with all the others that your particular jobs require. 

As your new Executive Director of SMCAA, I am excited to provide a conference that will address the unique needs that you have as Curriculum Directors, Instructional Specialists, Coordinators and Teacher Leaders.  Click on the link below to check out specific information about our keynote speaker, Kristin Anderson, along with our breakouts that will inform and inspire.  SMCAA has designed this conference just for YOU!  Register soon and we will see you at the Lake!

Fall Conference Schedule

Fall Conference Breakout Session Descriptors

Click Here to Register

For overnight accommodations contact
Tan-Tar-A at 1-800-826-8272 
Group Code: SMCAA Fall Conference
Rate:  $95.00
Deadline: October 20, 2018

2018 Fall Exhibitor Information

SMCAA welcomes exhibitors at our Fall conference. Exhibiting at the conference is a great way to reach educational staff, leaders and decision - makers from around the state.

Exhibit hours will be during the following times: Monday, November 12th - 7:00 am - 4:10 pm and Tuesday 7:45 am - 12:40 pm.

Exhibitor Application: Click Here

If you have any questions, please contact Julie at jriley@smcaa.org  or 573-635-2299.