2019 Winter SYMPOSIUM
February 24-26
Old Kinderhook, Camdenton 

Call for Presenters

“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. 

SMCAA has been proud of the quality of the presentations that we have been able to secure over the years. We are very much indebted to the knowledgeable and talented educators in our state who are so willing to share their expertise and information so that others might grow and create opportunity to use tried and true strategies for success.

This is a call to educators that have strong examples of specific curriculum, instruction and formative assessment that you provide for your schools and staff.  Please consider presenting your successes at our SMCAA Winter Symposium! 

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For overnight accommodations contact: The Lodge at Old Kinderhook 1-888-346-4949

Group Code: SMCAA Winter Symposium

Rate: $92.00

Reservation Deadline Date: January 30, 2019


2019 Winter CD Symposium Exhibitor Information

SMCAA welcomes exhibitors at our winter symposium. Exhibiting at the conference is a great way to reach educational staff, leaders and decision - makers from around the state.

Exhibit Time: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Exhibitor  Submission Form: Coming Soon 

If you have any questions, please contact Julie at jknernschield@smcaa.org  or 573-635-2299.