SMCAA 2019 Regional Summer Workshops

Special pricing for member districts registering 3 or more

Deepening Comprehension Through Close Reading and Conferring, K-12
All Locations: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Presenter: Alicia Wallace,English Language Arts Coordinator and Mentor Coordinator, Raytown C-2

The ability for students to comprehend what is being read is an essential skill that is necessary for success in academics. It is crucial that each student knows how to read and derive meaning from a text. This session will help teachers plan and facilitate a meaningful close reading in five steps. In this session participants will also learn how reading conferences can deepen comprehension and promote and encourage personal responses and reflection.

Please select the date and location link below to register

June 3 - Jackson R-II, Southeast Region

June 6 - Raytown C-2, Kansas City Region

June 24- SMCAA Headquarters, Jefferson City Missouri, Central Region



The Three Dimensions of Missouri’s Science Learning Standards
All Locations: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Presenter: Tyler Britt, Ed.S., Science, Social Studies, and Instructional Technology Coordinator, Raytown C-2

Join us for a day of science collaboration and learning! Participants will study the three dimensions of Missouri’s science learning standards and their impact on classroom instruction. Throughout the day, we’ll unpack the standards to discover how the three dimensions build to one performance expectation, examine how we might build units and lessons to help kids reach those performance expectations, and ways we might assess learning all throughout the process. By combining best practices, science education research, and tools from DESE and beyond, we can set up our students for science success. See you there! 

 Please select the date and location link below to register

June 3 - Jackson R-II, Southeast Region

June 6 - Raytown C-2, Kansas City Region

June 24 - Hancock Place School District, St. Louis Region



Bridging the Instructional Gap in Mathematics
All Locations: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Presenter: Deborah Sanchez, Faculty - Program Mentor, Teacher Education, Western Governors University

This session will focus on developing the understanding of the types and levels of instruction necessary to address the new MO math standards and the accompanying state assessments.  Participants will learn actionable and practical skills and strategies that can be immediately applied to classroom learning including incorporating the math practice standards into daily instruction and the development of performance tasks for key grade-level concepts.  Come learn how to strategically adjust your math instruction to better meet the state expectations and the needs of young mathematicians.

Please select the date and location link below to register

June 14 - Raytown C-2, Kansas City Region

June 21 - Hancock Place School District, St. Louis Region

July 12 - Jackson R-II, Southeast Region

July 19 - Jefferson City, Central Region