Core Processes & Development

All training's listed below will be conducted virtually. 

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Each full day training below is eligible for the 20/21 Membership Drive Special


Offer Extended - Any member district interested in purchasing 3 webinar training's for $300, please email jriley@smcaa.org .


 Click Here for the Graduate Credit Course Syllabus for All One Day Trainings Listed Below



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 for all settings including virtual and other alternative deliveries.  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. Using the new MSIP 6 Curriculum Tool, we will make sure that you have all the essential components of a strong and effective curriculum!

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January 28, 2021


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 needed to meet the requirements of the state standards.  We will review virtual curriculum changes and how this may affect your pacing for the school year. We will also discuss the new MSIP 6 process and get you ready for what lies ahead of you!

Registration Form

January 21, 2021


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

Registration Forms

February 4, 2021


 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

Registration Form

February 5, 2021


 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 between in class and virtual/alternative observation and what to look for.  We will explore 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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January 27, 2021


Assessment: Accountability for Learning

The change to virtual and hybrid instruction requires a new look at both formative and summative assessment. Examination of why, how and what we assess is important for successfully transitioning and providing for student growth. We will focus on these ideas and examine samples during this virtual webinar. Join us as we grow and learn together for the success of all students. 

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January 12, 2021


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?  How may feedback be different when observing/evaluating virtual/alternative instruction?  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.


Registration Form

February 11, 2021



Developing a Strong Science Curriculum
Missouri has adopted rich, deep and powerful learning standards for science. They are much different from the old GLE's. This change in standards require a new look at how we develop science curriculum, plan instructional units, develop and use assessments.  We will examine the SMCAA Science Curriculum Frameworks and how to use these to revise your science curriculum. We will also look at the importance of using the three-dimensional approach to science instruction and look at multiple examples of successful implementation. Join your colleagues from across the state as we focus on quality Science teaching and learning.  

Registration Forms

January 7, 2021