Core Processes & Development

All Workshops listed below are located at SMCAA Headquarters in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 pm

If you Require Overnight accommodations for any SMCAA In-House Workshop

Best Western 573-635-4175 ask for the SMCAA Rate of $94.00 per night, including breakfast

Attention all Scheduled Workshops through December 31, 2020 will be held via GoToWebinar. 

Curriculum Review and Evaluation

Join your colleagues for a day of study and learning about how to review your curriculum for clarity and its effect on quality instruction.  We will review the five researched areas of curriculum evaluation and how to collect and organize your findings.  This one-day review is tailored for district curriculum leaders, coaches and school teams that are responsible for process and content curriculum review. With the new MSIP 6 requirements set, now is the time to make sure that you have all the essential components of a strong and effective curriculum!

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June 25, 2020
October 15, 2020

Curriculum Design

During this one-day session we will use a process through which we can review your present curriculum for content, process and alignment using rubrics and other evaluative tools.  We will discuss ways to adjust curriculum to support the instructional changes necessary to meet the requirements of the state standards.  With the new MSIP 6 requirements set, now is the time to make sure your curriculum has what it takes to pass the test!

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October 8, 2020

Curriculum Director Training Level I

This workshop will provide information on the specific skills needed as a Curriculum Director, along with all the possible responsibilities that may be attached to it.  These could include professional learning, Title services, and/or instructional technology, to name a few. This workshop is designed to assist you in knowledge and skill development needed in creating and maintaining a sound curriculum; along with tools to build instructional leadership in your administrators and teachers. Here are some of the areas we will begin to explore:

  • Elements of Effective Curriculum
  • Assessments – various formative examples along with summative
  • Alignment and articulation
  • Review of Curriculum terms/vocabulary
  • Other responsibilities and how they fit in the big picture
  • Current issues related to our work including MSIP 6 and others

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December 3, 2020


 Curriculum Director Training Level II

Come and join us for an interactive conversation with like professionals as we wade through how to best handle the everyday work of the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment leader. We will review and discuss the most current issues related to our work along with new strategies on how to stay focused on “the main thing”: teaching and learning. Below is an example of what will come up during our day together:

  • Planning for MAP/EOC through rigorous formative assessment
  • Curricular revisions in light of the new assessment (standards, expectations, revisions, alignment and articulation)
  • Professional learning focus for your staff
  • Instructional Leadership: A MUST
  • Juggling the work and staying sane
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December 4, 2020

 Instructional Observation for District Leaders

Join us for this one day overview on a proven effective process on instructional observation for principals, coaches and any other district position that is responsible for teacher observation and evaluation.  We will review and step-by-step process of what to look for when observing for classroom management, culture, instructional preparation and quality.  We will also review the differences among observation for instructional growth, evaluation and curriculum fidelity.  This is a day to learn new skills and to approach observation differently.

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November 5, 2020

Formative Assessment and Data Review

What are the elements of strong and rigorous formative assessment?  How can you use formative assessment to adjust instruction and impact student learning?  Come and join your colleagues for a day of training on quality formative assessment and data review. This training will assist you in developing a deep understanding of formative assessment and how instruction can be focused through it and student growth can be positively impacted by it.  At the end of the session, you will leave with:

  • A list of what makes a rigorous formative assessment
  • Sample questions to promote focused data review
  • A plan to begin a review of your formative assessments and to strengthen your data review process

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Situational Feedback for District Leaders

What is situational feedback?  How is this feedback different than feedback you have given teachers in the past?  How can you use situational feedback to promote instructional quality, increase desired instructional behaviors and track curriculum fidelity?  We will answer these questions and more in this one-day overview for those responsible for teacher observation and evaluation.  Come and learn a new way of providing feedback and responding to staff regarding feedback.

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November 12, 2020