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Contact Dr. Pyle at drjpyle@smcaa.org or
Roblyn Melton at rmelton@smcaa.org 
to set up your customized district training today. 

SMCAA Current PD Tri-Fold of Upcoming Events



Engaging Kids in a Socially Distanced Environment

March 9

8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.

This half-day training was specifically requested by our member districts. It will consist of ideas and strategies to address student engagement during the new classroom normal of social distance. Whether you are teaching virtually or face-to-face, this session will provide you with ideas to keep students engaged during your instruction.  We will share ideas from your colleagues across the state and other researched proven strategies that can assist teachers in learning new skills.

Training Fee:

SMCAA Member District Staff - $65.00 pp

Non-Member District Staff - $80.00 pp

Registration Deadline: March 5

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Science Bootcamp Recap - Virtual

March 10

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


If you missed the Science Curriculum Frameworks Bootcamp, you can get a recap of it during this training.  We will discuss the development and how to use the frameworks in your district. 

Training Fee:

SMCAA Member District Staff: $65.00 Per Person

Non-Member District Staff: $80.00 Per Person

Registration Deadline: March 5

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Virtual Curriculum Essentials Series Free to Membership

One of the many benefits to SMCAA membership is training that addresses current skills and knowledge in all areas of curriculum and content learning.  Our goal is to serve our membership by offering training specific to the requests that we have received from you.  Join us this spring as we embark in a series of two-hour webinars FREE to our membership that will assist you as you address your teaching and learning needs. Join your colleagues as we learn together!

Click here to view the 5 - 2 hours series sessions

Each Session will be conducted 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m..
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Registration:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4924904308758598925




2021 - 2022 Membership Drive

Click Here to View Our Membership Drive Special - Limited Time Offer

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!

 

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 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.

 


 

BYOC News

Now is the time to begin planning late spring and summer Build Your Own Curriculum (BYOC) work. BYOC ensures that your district curriculum is used with fidelity. It helps align curriculum to state standards. District staff can analyze curriculum and address issues raised in district and state assessments. BYOC makes it easier for planning and delivery of instruction. With BYOC, your district curriculum can be transparent at multiple levels and all students experience the same path, regardless of teacher or building.

Contact Roblyn Melton at rmelton@SMCAA.org for training needs or if you are interested in adding BYOC to your district.

We sent an email discussing how to utilize BYOC to support your district during the pandemic.  If you didn’t get a chance to read the email, here is a link to what was distributed  https://tinyurl.com/BYOC-COVID. Please understand, this is not a sales pitch, most of you reading this already own BYOC or BYOC+, this is simply a reminder of how to leverage the software to meet today’s challenges.

Tip of the Month

Did you know you can customize what you see when you first log into BYOC? If there is a specific department you teach in, such as Math, you can edit your user preferences to only see Math courses when you log into BYOC. Or you can create a list of favorite courses or even reports you use often! Check out the Preferences tab and click on User Preferences to see all of your options!

Click here to see how BYOC can assist you in meeting the new MSIP 6 standards

February 2021 EUpdate

BYOC Referral Program

You are our best sales staff.  There is nothing we enjoy more than hearing from a new district that they heard about us from one of our existing clients.  Like any company, continually adding new districts is key to our success.  As such, we would like to reward you, our best sales staff.  For any new district referred by you that joins the BYOC network, we will reduce your district’s next renewal by $250.  There is no limit on the number of districts you can refer.

In order to qualify as a referral, the new district must inform us of who referred them prior to being configured. Each new district can only be referred by one existing district.

Thanks in advance for your kind words, we are constantly humbled when we get your feedback.


Success Story: Hear directly from teachers, principals and administrators how BYOC has changed their approach to curriculum and improved communication, lesson planning and assessment district-wide. Gasconade R-1 Preparing a Lifelong Learners


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Attend an Upcoming Webinar

Webinar 1 - Introduction to BYOC: Unified and Effective Curriculum and Instruction

We will explain the philosophy behind the software and walk you through a live demonstration of BYOC, focusing on our core product features of curriculum and instruction management.

Webinar 2 - BYOC+: The Curriculum-Driven Classroom

If you are a current BYOC customer, or if you have already attended the Introduction to BYOC webinar, we invite you to join us. During this session, we will explore the classroom management and assessment management features in the BYOC+ edition that enhance the curriculum management of our standard BYOC edition.