2019 Fall Conference
Instruction and Assessment That Counts!

Tan-Tar-A Convention Center, Osage Beach
October 29-30

Join your colleagues from across the state for our annual SMCAA Fall Conference, October 29-30, 2019. Be ready for two days that will focus on conceptual teaching and learning in mathematics and formative assessment development for all content areas. Dr. John SanGiovanni, author of the Mine the Gap Series K-8 for Mathematics, will present dynamic, doable activities to engage students in meaningful ways. Jana Loge, Missouri expert in Formative Assessment, will show us how to artfully craft items that will efficiently and effectively provide evidence of student learning. Our breakout presenters from across the state will share their successes in teaching and learning.  Come ready to learn and leave with more than you ever expectedClick Here For Additional Information and to Register

Fall Conference Highlight! 

Our State Commissioner, Dr. Margie VanDeven, has been traveling the state meeting with district boards, leaders and stakeholders sharing important information about education.  We are pleased that she will be joining us during lunch the first day of our conference to speak with us.   

Observation and Feedback for Instructional Leaders
January 13-14, 2019
Hosted By: Spring Bluff R-XV
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Registration Deadline: December 12, 2019
Seating Limited to 25 Participants

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This is a two-day training that goes deeper into the practices of effective instruction, instructional observation and feedback.  We will explore the researched areas of quality instruction and what to expect during short walk-through observations.  We will also discuss formal teacher evaluation and feedback and how it must look and feel differently.

In addition, we will discuss a three-step process on observation for curriculum fidelity and how you can ensure that your teachers are teaching and assessing your curriculum as written.  We will touch on formative assessment, what to look for and how discern effective use of formative assessment. 

Participants will leave with strategies and techniques that they can use the very next day. These are some of the questions that we will answer during our time together:

  • What are the types of Observation and when do I perform them?
  • How does one perform observation for curriculum fidelity?
  • What does strong instruction look like?
  • What does effective formative assessment look like during instruction?
  • What teaching behaviors are proven to have the greatest impact?
  • What is “Rigor”? What is “Quality” in teaching and learning?
  • What questions should I ask and when should I ask them?
  • What is Feedback for Impact and how do I get started?

Targeted Audience: Building Administrators and Curriculum leaders, District Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Teacher Leaders

BYOC Tip Of The Month

Are you seeing last year’s dates when you look at your course’s Scope and Sequence page? Time to update your District Calendar in BYOC! Go to Administrative Functions – Calendars and add in the new school year’s calendar if you are not seeing it on this page. If you want steps that walk you through how to update the calendar, check out our training guide How to Configure the Projector Schedule and Calendar.    

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 2019 - 2020 Membership

Bill Now or After July 1, 2019 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

New Membership Benefit for 2019-2020

Foundational Mathematics Curriculum K -8 

The Foundational Math Curriculum will be available to ALL SMCAA member districts as a value-added resource at no extra cost. For  information on the Curriculum, an FAQ, please scroll to the top of our homepage.

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.

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