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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. 


 

2020 Virtual Fall Conference Series
#SMCAAFallSeries20

Conceptual Teaching from the Classroom and Beyond!!

Sessions Offered - November 2-11, 2020


In an effort to meet the professional learning needs of our member districts across the state, we are recreating our Fall Conference to be a Conference Series!  Our goal is to provide a conference experience that will span over two weeks with sessions planned over time, lasting about an hour each session.  It is vitally important that we make learning available for those in the classroom and the office. Sessions with presenter permission will be recorded and emailed to registered conference participants, after each session has concluded.

Check out our new schedule below and take some time away with your colleagues across the state to learn new ways to approach curriculum and instruction no matter what venue you may find yourself in during the school year.  Our two Special  Speakers, Greg Trieste (The Challenges and Opportunities in the 2020 Science Classroom) and Brooke Sullivan (How to Differentiate in the World of Zoom) from Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt, will present useful ideas for our work in alternative instructional settings.  We will also provide insight and ideas on how to approach curriculum development and adjustment as you maneuver through the standards.   

Join your SMCAA member district colleagues for a lunch address with our Commissioner, Dr. Margie Vandeven on November 5th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 pm...  During this informative lunch time address, the Commissioner will bring us up to date with teaching and learning across the state.  She will also answer questions that you have sent to us along with others that we may have at that time. Pack your lunch or order in so you don’t miss your opportunity to hear firsthand from our state education leader! 

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Click Here for Sessions and Registration Information

SMCAA Fall Conference Series 2020- Graduate Credit - Lindenwood




2020 BYOC Annual Users' Group Meeting Goes Virtual!


Meeting Open to both current and prospective BYOC and BYOC+ Users
 

This year, we will be offering 5 different free sessions via webinar based on the needs survey sent to member districts this summer.  Each session will be approximately an hour long.  You can register for one or all the sessions. Looking forward to “seeing” you all.

 Click Here to Register for Individual Sessions


 

Engaging Kids in a Socially Distance Environment

Date: November 13 
8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m.


This half-day training was specifically requested by our member districts. It and will consist of ideas and strategies to address student engagement during the new classroom normal of social distance.  We will share ideas from your colleagues across the state and other researched proven strategies that can assist teachers in learning new skills.
 

Click Here to Register for November 13th




 

2020 - 2021 Membership

Bill Now or After July 1, 2020 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

Value-Added Benefits for 2020-2021 

Free attendance for all member district employees to our Fall, Winter and Spring Regional Meetings. Registration is required.

The Foundational Math and Science Curricula will be available to ALL SMCAA member districts as a value -added resource at no extra cost. Each curriculum covers grades K-8 with Algebra and Biology coming soon.

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

Recently 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

“I forgot my password!” Sound familiar? With the new school year starting, brush up on how to reset your password and save courses as “favorites” in BYOC with our User Preferences guide.

https://admin.buildyourowncurriculum.com/Documentation/HOW_TO-Maintain_User_Preferences.pdf

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

August 2020 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.