Call for Presenters 

SMCAA 2019 Winter Symposium

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

February 24-26
Old Kinderhook Lodge, Camdenton

“Instruction that results in a positive impact on student learning must embed inquiry and problem solving throughout units, lessons and assessments to ensure the future success
of college and career-ready students.”

As we move forward with our focus on Instructional Leadership, we will be focusing our efforts at the Winter Symposium on content instruction and assessment practices.  This is currently the most talked about subject on the Missouri state and local levels.  By the time of our Symposium, we will have received our state assessment scores and our membership will want to know how others are responding to and using this information to inform and adjust curriculum.  This will in turn allow us to take a hard look at instruction and what must be done differently in order to meet the demands of inquiry and problem solving on instructional skills and execution.

As we know, 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 instruction and how this instruction can positively impact student learning.  We must also know how this is supported by a strong written curriculum executed with fidelity.  We are looking for presentations that will provide or address:

  • Examples of effective instruction using inquiry and problem solving
  • Issues related to effective instruction and instructional strategies
  • Examples of what to look for when observing or evaluating effective instruction
  • Formative assessments that can be used to evaluate learning and assist in instructional adjustment and change
  • Key elements of curriculum written to emphasize instruction and evaluation using inquiry and problem solving

If you have systems, programs or strategies that you believe to be excellent examples of Curriculum, content and instruction as noted above, we invite you to share with your colleagues across the state by submitting a proposal to present at our upcoming Winter Symposium. 

Proposal Deadline: December 7, 2018

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Champion Teaching!

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

Teach Like a Champion 2.0

January 24 - 25, 2019 

Time: 9:00-3:30

Location: Southwest Center
                        Webb City, MO 64870

Cost: $240

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Observation and Feedback for Impact

The Heart of Instructional Leadership

January 31 - February 1, 2019

9:00 - 3:00 pm 

Jackson R-II, Jackson, MO

$275 SMCAA Member
    $375 Non-Member

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 2018 -2019 Membership 

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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

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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.  

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