SMCAA 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!

As schools transition to the new Missouri Learning Standards, SMCAA is prepared to continue its dedication to help schools identify clear learning targets; develop aligned and appropriate assessments both of and for learning; create engaging learning activities and implement effective instructional strategies. SMCAA works to help guide district-established vertical teams to examine data and collaborate regarding appropriate scope and sequence at each grade-level. Special attention is given to being cognizant of the learning progressions necessary at each grade/course level to ensure students are prepared for success at the next grade/course level. Teachers will learn how to design content-rich curriculum that actively engages students in their own learning, through use of teaching strategies that will take students to a more complex and rigorous level in order to maximize learning.

Membership in SMCAA is a district-level membership. Registration is based on district size and gives all district teachers, administrators and curriculum leaders membership privileges.

 

Membership in SMCAA provides:

  • A curriculum voice to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • A resource base and common structure to help meet curriculum requirements for MSIP
  • Timely information on curriculum, instruction, and assessment issues
  • Opportunities to network with other "curriculum people" in your region/state
  • One seat per district at each SMCAA regional meeting; others from same district at member fee
  • Reduced fee for SMCAA statewide conferences/Symposiums
  • Reduced fees for SMCAA regional area/in-district curriculum trainings and workshops

Curriculum Trainings and Services include:

  • Content Specific Workshops
  • Formative Assessment Workshops
  • Beginning – Level I Curriculum Director Training
  • Curriculum Director Level II Training
  • Curriculum Director Retreats
  • Curriculum Training for Administrators
  • Effective Questioning Workshops
  • Formative Assessment Workshops
  • The Power of Feedback Workshops
  • Content Area Curriculum Reviews
  • SMCAA Systemic Approach to Curriculum Development-long term commitment for sustained professional development
  • How to Conduct your Own Curriculum Audit
  • Build Your Own Curriculum (BYOC) Training
  • Individual District Curriculum Consultation
  • Two State-wide Conferences annually that provide access to nationally recognized curriculum, teaching and learning authorities
  • Regional area meetings on current issues in education and state level initiatives

 SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year.

  • 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.

Membership Application Forms

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