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2021 Annual BYOC Users Group Meeting

Time for each session: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

All Current and Potential BYOC Users are invited to attend the free one-hour webinars conducted by Roblyn Melton, SMCAA Director of Programs and Missouri BYOC trainer along with Kim Tunnell, Vice President of Curriculum Management. Click the session below to register. 

 December 7-BYOC Reports

This session will include an overview of reports in BYOC with a detailed look at the reports that many district leaders use regularly.  We will also review reports that teachers will find useful, including standards maps and alignment reports.

January 20-Curriculum Management

Curriculum management is made much easier within BYOC.  This session will include topics such as user maintenance, how to deal with new standards, key reports, lesson planning and other basic management issues.  


December Webinar - Free to Member Districts

Formal Curriculum Review 

December 14

9:00 am—11:00 am

Join Dr. Janie Pyle and your colleagues for a two-hour overview on how to prepare and conduct a formal curriculum review and audit.  This session will be perfect for those that have completed their curriculum writing process and are ready to take a deeper look at the documents, and the programs and positions that support the    entire curricular process.  This session will also be very informative for those that are preparing to conduct a review process for the board and stakeholders. 

Click Here to Register

January Regional Meetings - Virtual and In-Person

The Effective Use of a Benchmark Assessment:
Focused and Intentional Use of Results

Additional Information and Registration

Annual Winter Symposium
All About Assessment!

February 27- March 1, 2022
Old Kinderhook Lodge

Let’s tackle the subjects of leadership and assessment  during our winter symposium.  We will dive into leadership Sunday evening with a keynote address from Joe Sanfelippo, Superintendent of Fall Creek School District in Wisconsin and the 2019 National Superintendent of the Year.  Day 2 and 3, we will explore the many facets of assessments within curriculum and classroom instruction with representation from the DESE Curriculum Directors and others. Registration Coming Soon! 

Back by  Popular Demand

Champion Teaching!!!

June 14-15 Jackson R-II

June  16-17 Jefferson City

Are you or your district currently practicing Champion Teaching techniques in your classroom and schools?  Are you interested in becoming a Champion Teaching trainer for your school or district? Would you like to know more about Champion Teaching? If so, this two-day study session is for you! This is a focused overview of the techniques from Doug Lemov’s book, Teach Like a Champion 2.0 along with additional research and practice on creating a predictable, safe, and stable environment. 

 This train the trainer session will cover:

The research behind the work

The specific techniques that will show the greatest change in the shortest amount of time

How to present Champion Teaching research and techniques to teaching staff

Observation strategies on how to measure teacher practice and growth in the work.

This will be perfect for building administrators, instructional coaches, teachers currently practicing the techniques, and those that may be interested in joining SMCAA as a summer trainer.

Click the date above to register. Seating is limited at each location. 

For overnight accommodations contact Best Western Plus Capital Inn at 1-800-528-1234 and ask for the SMCAA $96.00 rate for this event. This rate includes a full hot breakfast. 


2021 - 2022 Membership Drive

Bill Now or After July 1, 2021 Option Available

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!

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Reminder: SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. You may register now for your district 2020 – 2021 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.