Core Processes & Development

Content-Specific Workshop

Content Specific curriculum development workshops are offered for K-12 vertical teams, in-district. The 3-5 day workshops provide opportunity for understanding the elements of effective curriculum and guidance on distinguishing between the ‘need to know’ and the ‘nice to know’ concepts in a content area. Topics examined will include: Why standards as learning targets is not enough; the need for both formative and summative assessments; how to create learning activities for enduring understanding; and how to use Gradual Release of Responsibility as an effective instructional strategy. Call SMCAA at (573) 635-2299 for more information.


If you Require Overnight accommodations for any SMCAA Workshops
 Best Western Plus 573-636-4175 ask for the SMCAA Rate of $95.39 per night
 
Curriculum Director Training Level I

This workshop will provide information on the specific skills needed as a Curriculum Director, along with all the possible responsibilities that may be attached to it.  These could include professional learning, Title services, and/or instructional technology, to name a few. This workshop is designed to assist you in knowledge and skill development needed in creating and maintaining a sound curriculum; along with tools to build instructional leadership in your administrators and teachers. Here are some of the areas we will begin to explore:

  • Elements of Effective Curriculum
  • Assessments – various formative examples along with summative
  • Alignment and articulation
  • Review of Curriculum terms/vocabulary
  • Other responsibilities and how they fit in the big picture
  • Current issues related to our work including MSIP 6 and others

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Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Member District: $130.00

Non-Member District: $190.00                         


Registration Form        

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workshop dates listed below


December 6
April 29
June 3

 

 Curriculum Director Training Level II

Come and join us for an interactive conversation with like professionals as we wade through how to best handle the everyday work of the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment leader. We will review and discuss the most current issues related to our work along with new strategies on how to stay focused on “the main thing”: teaching and learning. Below is an example of what will come up during our day together:

  • Planning for MAP/EOC through rigorous formative assessment
  • Curricular revisions in light of the new assessment (standards, expectations, revisions, alignment and articulation)
  • Professional learning focus for your staff
  • Instructional Leadership: A MUST
  • Juggling the work and staying sane
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Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm    

Member District: $130.00

Non-Member District: $190.00

Registration Form 

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 workshop dates listed below


December 7
April 30
June 4

 


Instructional Leadership Basics for Administrators

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. Click Here For Additional Information



Time: 9:00am - 3:00 pm          

Member District: $130.00

Non-Member District: $190.00

Registration Form

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 workshop dates listed below


October 15
December 13
June 10


 Instructional Leadership: Next Steps for Administrators

Join a group of your colleagues to go deeper into the five researched areas of instructional leadership as dictated by the needs of the participants.  We will have several samples of effective ways to move instructional leadership forward. 
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Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Member District: $130.00

Non-Member District: $190.00

                                    Registration Form

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workshop dates listed below
 

October 16
December 14
June 11

Formative Assessment - How it Drives Instruction and Promotes Student Growth

Knowledge and skill in the development and evaluation of formative assessments is one of the five researched areas of instructional leaders. Come and join fellow educators in developing a deep understanding of formative assessment and how instruction can be focused through it and student growth can be effectively measured by it.  
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Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Member District: $130.00

Non-Member District: $190.00

Registration Form

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workshop dates listed below


October 29
March 4
April 11
                                         

 

 Power of Effective Feedback

Effective feedback is one of the five researched areas of Instructional Leadership that, if done successfully, can change the instructional culture of your building or district. Click Here For Additional Information



Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Member District: $130.00

Non-Member District: $190.00



 

Registration Form

Click here to register for one of the
workshop dates listed below

 
October 30
March 5
April 12


Overnight accommodations: Best Western Plus 573-636-4175 ask for the SMCAA Rate of $95.39 per night