Build Your Own Curriculum Updates

2020 Virtual User Group Meeting Webinar Recordings and Handouts

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Now is the time to begin planning late spring and summer Build Your Own Curriculum (BYOC) work. BYOC ensures that your district curriculum is used with fidelity. It helps align curriculum to state standards. District staff can analyze curriculum and address issues raised in district and state assessments. BYOC makes it easier for planning and delivery of instruction. With BYOC, your district curriculum can be transparent at multiple levels and all students experience the same path, regardless of teacher or building.

Contact Roblyn Melton at for training needs or if you are interested in adding BYOC to your district.

BYOC Fact Sheet 2021

Success Story

 Gasconade R-1 Preparing a Lifelong Learners

April Tip's of the Month

Did you know that when you create an activity in BYOC you can attach many different types of files to support the activity? This includes, but is not limited to: Google Drive documents, PDFs, PowerPoint, YouTube, and even an MP3 file. We once had an elementary teacher add MP3 files to her activity so show the music her students sing along to during her lessons. What a great way to add enriching content to an activity!

Have you ever used the Priority Standards option when putting your curriculum into BYOC? This button is located in the Administration Functions/Standards options.  If it was not set up when you configured your BYOC setup, it can easily be added by making a quick call to 800-596-0735 or just clicking on the support tab and sending an email.  Then the system administrator can go in and mark priority standards which will show up as bolded in all of your reports.  It will also allow you to pull up the Power Standards Utilization by Course report which gives you a list by course, unit and topic of the total standards vs. the other standards as well as time spent on each.  A great option to use as many districts are identifying priority standards and DESE is finalizing their list.  If you have any questions, contact Roblyn Melton at 

Click here to see how BYOC can assist you in meeting the new MSIP 6 standards

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BYOC Referral Program

You are our best sales staff.  There is nothing we enjoy more than hearing from a new district that they heard about us from one of our existing clients.  Like any company, continually adding new districts is key to our success.  As such, we would like to reward you, our best sales staff.  For any new district referred by you that joins the BYOC network, we will reduce your district’s next renewal by $250.  There is no limit on the number of districts you can refer.

BYOC the Framework for K-12 Success

BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC) uses technology to bring the teaching—and learning—experience into an evolving documented process that is easy to use, accessible anywhere, and aligned district-wide. BYOC was founded on a belief that curriculum must be of value to teachers. With BYOC, teachers don’t have to recreate curriculum from scratch each year. By simply entering curriculum once, then continuously assessing and improving, educators can save time on curriculum management, enter a process of continuous improvement, and shift focus to their true passion for teaching.

Register To Attend Webinar Today!

Webinar 1 - Introduction to BYOC: Unified and Effective Curriculum and Instruction

We will explain the philosophy behind the software and walk you through a live demonstration of BYOC, focusing on our core product features of curriculum and instruction management.

Webinar 2 - BYOC+ - The Curriculum Driven Classroom 

If you are a current BYOC customer, or if you have already attended the Introduction to BYOC webinar, we invite you to join us. During this session, we will explore the classroom management and assessment management features in the BYOC+ edition that enhance the curriculum management of our standard BYOC edition.



2020 BYOC Annual Users' Group Meeting Resources

We just completed a great BYOC user group series in October.  Many districts joined us as we discussed Curriculum Leadership, Curriculum Management, Reports in BYOC and a Jumpstart for new users.  We have recorded the sessions and they are available at GoToStage. The handouts are available on our BYOC User Group Page. We encourage you to view the recordings and contact or for any questions or additional training.


Need Help with MSIP prep? Let BYOC Help!

With MSIP 6 rules to come out the summer, we at SMCAA want you to be ready to meet the challenges this new accreditation process will require.  As you continue your work toward organizing and building your curriculum, you have options on how to build and store your curriculum electronically.  If  you are just beginning your journey and are interested in a program built specifically to assist you in creating and maintaining a strong, accessible and useable curriculum, you should consider the Build Your Own Curriculum (BYOC) program. 

BYOC can help a district meet the MSIP 6 standards in multiple ways.  It also is strongly aligned to the Written Curriculum Audit Tool contained in our State’s ESSA plan. Click here to see how BYOC can assist you in meeting the new MSIP 6 standards

SMCAA is here to answer your questions and to assist you with any and all of your curriculum work.  If we can assist you with BYOC programming or in any other area of your curriculum journey, let us know! Contact Roblyn Melton at  or   Onward!

Whether you've seen us before or are completely new to the product, we invite you to attend one of our upcoming webinars and find out what everyone is talking about.  School Software Group continues to evolve and has grown into a leading Curriculum Management for schools. 

Curriculum management is a large undertaking for school districts. Subjects each have their own manuals and each course has specific criteria to be met. Many districts could fill bookcases with their curriculum guides. But in order to find, compare or analyze curriculum, a team of educators would have to dust off the manuals and go through each handbook individually. Short on manpower and wanting to find a more efficient way to organize curriculum, David Miller, Coordinator for Assessment & Library Services in the Pattonville (MO) School District, began looking for alternatives to this rusty, dusty routine. The Pattonville Success Story

Introductory Webinars:

These sessions are intended to provide an overview of BYOC including both the underling philosophy and the software itself.  The primary audience is intended to be new districts or existing districts with new associates who need an introduction.

Value of BYOC

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April eUpdate 4-24-2020

These sessions are intended as an open conversation to address any topics that the districts are interested in.  Periodically we will target a primary topic, but clients are free to bring any and all questions to the table.    

Unfortunately our sessions are limited to the first 25 attendees, so make sure to register soon!

We look forward to showing you more about BuildYourOwnCurriculum and our practical approach to curriculum and assessment management.

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