SMCAA 2019 Winter Symposium

You Know Your Scores, So What's Next?
The Impact of Instructional Change

February 24-26
Old Kinderhook Lodge, Camdenton

Schedule of Events

Breakout Session Descriptors

Registration is Closed for the Symposium. If you are interested in being put on a waiting list, in case of cancellations. Please email Julie at .

For overnight accommodations contact The Lodge at Old Kinderhook 
1-888-346-4949. Ask for the SMCAA Winter Symposium group Rate of $90.00 per night  Reservation Deadline Date, January 30, 2019

Due our room block almost sold out, Kinderhook has made a special allowance for their two bedroom cottages at a rate of $178.00 per night, should any district staff be interested in sharing accomodations.

Option #2: We have contracted with the Sleep Inn located in Camdenton Missouri for a special rate of $85.00 per night.  Call 573-346-4501 ask for the SMCAA rate.

SMCAA 2019 Fall Conference
October 29-30
Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach

Call for Presenters

 “The new state standards and learning objectives demand more rigorous teaching and conceptual learning and assessment than ever before. If our students are to reach the goals set by the standards, educators must have a working knowledge and practical mastery of researched effective instruction and how curriculum can be written to support teachers in this work. Only then will we experience the change in teaching and learning that our students need.”   Dr. Janie Pyle

The SMCAA Fall Conference, will focus on teaching and learning that supports conceptual learning in a very practical way by providing ideas and skills that participants can take back and begin right away.  This would include instructional strategies and classroom or unit assessment ideas that can include process, procedure and conceptual learning. We are also looking for sessions that will support leaders in observation and coaching for learning and growth.  We are looking for short study sessions that may provide or address:

  • Whole and small group instructional strategies that may include model thinking through process and procedure
  • Examples of content specific performance tasks and problem-based learning activities that can move students from procedural learning to conceptual understanding (i.e. the use of several skills together to solve problems and are MAP or EOC alike)
  • Examples of units or common assessments within units that can support the conceptual ideas noted in the state standards
  • How to use data to adjust instruction to meet the immediate needs of students
  • Any ideas and processes that will support curriculum and instructional leaders in supporting instructional change

If you have systems, programs or strategies that you believe to be excellent examples of what is noted above, we invite you to share with your colleagues across the state by submitting a proposal to present at our Fall Conference. 

SMCAA has been proud of the quality of the presentations that we have been able to secure over the years. We are very much indebted to the knowledgeable and talented educators in our state who are so willing to share their expertise and information so that others might grow and create opportunity to use tried and true strategies for success.

Missouri has the best educators and leaders in the nation!  Please consider presenting your successes at our SMCAA Fall Conference.

Click Here to Submit the Call for Presenters

Submission Deadline: April 12, 2019

March 2019

Regional Meeting Agenda

Join us at a March Regional Meeting where we will discuss a range of topics important to your work in teaching and learning.  During DESE updates we will provide current information intended to prepare you for the approaching state assessments.  In addition, we will review any performance data reports available to glean some useful information for curriculum review and adjustment.  As quality instruction is key to student success, we will review the researched areas of quality instruction and how to use this learning to strengthen your teaching staff.  We will also announce the specifics of our first Curriculum Bootcamp coming this summer along with other summer opportunities.  Join SMCAA and your colleagues as we support each other as educational professionals.

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**REMINDER** – Your SMCAA 2018-2019 Membership entitles you to one free registration to the fall and winter regional meetings. However, you must still register to attend, please put 0 in the Total Cost and PO fields.

Additional Staff: $35.00 per person and must complete a registration form including a PO number.

Non-Member: $45.00 per person

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

2019 -2020 Membership Drive
March 1 - March 30, 2019

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! Click Here For Additional Membership Benefit Information

Reminder: SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. You may register now for your district 2019 – 2020 membership. Districts may choose Bill Now or Delay Billing until after July 1.

  • 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.

Champion Teaching!

A focused program on the researched techniques 
of Doug Lemov's Book

Teach Like a Champion 2.0

This training is for any building administrator, teacher, coach or curriculum and instruction director that is interested in classroom structure, student engagement, 
lesson preparation and execution

June 17 - 18, 2019 

Time: 9:00-3:30

Location: Howell Valley R-I
                       West Plains, Missouri

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BYOC 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.  

 Click Here for Webinar Dates