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Introducing the SMCAA

Foundational Mathematics Curriculum

Grades: K-8

The Vision:  To provide a pathway of equal access to a base or foundational curriculum for all SMCAA member districts as a value-added resource, and will be provided for members at no extra cost. All students are required to take the same state assessment, yet their schools may not have access to a general curriculum to assist teachers in focused instructional delivery.  This foundation is not meant to be a final version and is not presented as such.  It is a strong and thorough beginning that will be introduced as a “springboard” to each district’s work to personalize their own curriculum to meet their particular community and students needs. 

The Curriculum:  The Foundational Math Curriculum (FMC) is a basic organized and articulated Kindergarten through Grade Eight math curriculum.  The FMC is a living document, meant to be reviewed and adjusted by the school district curriculum and instructional teams to meet your teachers’ and students’ needs.  It can also be used right away to begin math instruction as you begin your district math curriculum process.  

For more information about the FMC click here: Talking Points and FAQ

The Unveiling: The FMC will be introduced as a major part of our First Annual Curriculum Bootcamp scheduled for June 24-25, 2019 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.  This first Bootcamp will be focused on curriculum, instruction and assessment of Mathematics. Details, schedule of events and registration can be found below. 

Ongoing Support: SMCAA will continue our mathematics focus as a part of our Fall Conference coming October 29-30, 2019.  Our featured speaker is Dr. John SanGiovanni, author of  Mine the Gap Grade Span Series for Math Strategies .  The conference will also provide training sessions and breakouts on classroom formative assessment, common assessments and item writing for both Mathematics and ELA. 

Regional training's, district consulting and online support will also be provided. Watch the SMCAA website for more information!


SMCAA First Annual Curriculum Bootcamp

June 24-25, 2019

Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO

Bill Now or After July 1, 2019 Option Available

Please join us for our first annual Curriculum Bootcamp for those interested in gaining skills and knowledge in curriculum, instruction and assessment.  Our first-year focus is K-8 Mathematics.  During these two days we will introduce the SMCAA Foundational Mathematics Curriculum for Grades Kindergarten through Eight (also known as the FMC). We will discuss how this curriculum can help those without a complete math curriculum AND/OR those that wish to enhance their current math curriculum. We will have training sessions on formative assessment practices and resources and how to match mathematics resources to your written curriculum.  We will provide planning sessions with math teaching experts that can assist you in your curriculum, instruction and formative assessment planning for the upcoming school year.  In addition, we will hold a special session for curriculum administrators and support personnel regarding curriculum planning, assessment preparation and curriculum fidelity.

Schedule of Events

Breakout Session Descriptors

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For overnight accommodations contact: Tan-Tar-A at 800-826-8272

Group Code: SMCW 

Rate: $119.00

Reservation Deadline Date: May 26, 2019




MATH SUMMER REGIONAL WORKSHOPS

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Graduate Credit is Available - Click Here to Review the Syllabus



RENEW TODAY!
 2019 - 2020 Membership

Bill Now or After July 1, 2019 Option Available

SMCAA is a state-wide non-profit curriculum support association. Its mission is to provide support to member school districts for the development, implementation, and evaluation of local curriculum aligned to state adopted standards and designed to support student achievement. Funding for the association comes largely from membership. Therefore, when we say, “We are only as strong as our membership”… We really mean it! Click Here For Additional Membership Benefit Information

New Membership Benefit for 2019-2020

Foundational Mathematics Curriculum K -8 

The Foundational Math Curriculum will be available to ALL SMCAA member districts as a value-added resource at no extra cost. For  information on the Curriculum, an FAQ, please scroll to the top of our homepage.

Reminder: SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year. You may register now for your district 2019 – 2020 membership. Districts may choose Bill Now or Delay Billing until after July 1.

  • BYOC users must keep SMCAA membership current to qualify for the SMCAA discount for both initial purchase and renewals. Stay current by registering for membership on or before July 1 annually.
  • As part of maintaining the SMCAA member discount, multi-year BYOC subscription districts are responsible for renewing membership annually. Districts may choose to submit membership for the full term of their multi-year subscription by contacting our office at 573-635-2299.

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Upping Your Game on Observation and Feedback: Seeing and Speaking as an Instructional Leader

July 31 – August 1, 2019

Old Kinderhook Lodge

Camdenton, Missouri

Registration Deadline: July 8, 2019

This is a two-day training that goes deeper into the practices of effective instruction, instructional observation and feedback.  We will explore the researched areas of quality instruction and what to expect during short walk-through observations.  We will also discuss formal teacher evaluation and feedback and how it must look and feel differently.

In addition, we will discuss a three-step process on observation for curriculum fidelity and how you can ensure that your teachers are teaching and assessing your curriculum as written.  We will touch on formative assessment, what to look for and how discern effective use of formative assessment. 

Participants will leave with strategies and techniques that they can use the very next day. These are some of the questions that we will answer during our time together:

  • What are the types of Observation and when do I perform them?
  • How does one perform observation for curriculum fidelity?
  • What does strong instruction look like?
  • What does effective formative assessment look like during instruction?
  • What teaching behaviors are proven to have the greatest impact?
  • What is “Rigor”? What is “Quality” in teaching and learning?
  • What questions should I ask and when should I ask them?
  • What is Feedback for Impact and how do I get started?
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Bill Now or After July 1, 2019 Option available

Registration Form: https://www.smcaa.org/regforms/workshops/20190731_UppingGame.asp

For reservations call Old Kinderhook at 1-888-346-4949 and ask for the SMCAA Rate of $109.00 per night. The Group rate will be honored until June 30, 2019.


 

BYOC Webinars

As a service to our current BuildYourOwnCurriculum members, as well as to those who would simply like to see our practical approach to curriculum management first hand, we invite you to learn more by signing up for one of our upcoming webinars listed below. If none of the dates work for you, give us a call we'd be happy to schedule a custom showing.  

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