SMCAA Membership
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SMCAA is a state-wide non-profit curriculum and instructional 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. We also provide training in instructional leadership, quality instruction and assessment.  Funding for the association comes largely from membership. Therefore, when we say, “We are only as strong as our membership,” we really mean it!

As schools become proficient in the new Missouri Learning Standards, SMCAA is prepared to continue its dedication to help schools identify clear learning targets, and develop aligned and appropriate assessments both of and for learning. Teachers will learn how to design content-rich curriculum that actively engages students in their own learning, through the creation of strong common assessments that will enhance conceptual student learning

Membership in SMCAA is a district-level membership. Registration is based on district enrollment and gives all district teachers, administrators and curriculum leaders membership privileges.

Membership in SMCAA provides:

  • A curriculum voice to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • A focus on raising student achievement through conceptual teaching and learning
  • Timely information on curriculum, instruction, and assessment issues
  • Opportunities to network with other curriculum professionals in your region/state
  • One seat per district at each SMCAA regional meeting; others from same district at member fee
  • Reduced fee for SMCAA statewide Conferences/Symposiums/Bootcamps
  • Reduced fees for SMCAA regional area/in-district curriculum trainings and workshops

Curriculum Training in the areas of:

  • Rigorous Instruction in Academic Content
  • Formative Assessment
  • Levels I and II Curriculum Director Training
  • Quality Curriculum Retreats for Curriculum and Instructional leaders and support personnel
  • Curriculum Design and Review/Audit, and Maintenance
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Quality Observation and Feedback
  • Program Evaluation in Curriculum and Instruction
  • Instructional Coaching Development
  • Cognitive Engagement

Curriculum Services in include:

  • SMCAA Systemic Approach to Curriculum Development-long term commitment for sustained professional development
  • Build Your Own Curriculum (BYOC) Training
  • Onsite Curriculum Program and Management Audits
  • Individual District Curriculum Consultation
  • Two State-wide Conferences annually that provide access to nationally recognized curriculum, teaching and learning authorities
  • Regional area meetings on current state issues in education and quality instruction
  • Phone and video conferencing for process and planning

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 regarding the Curriculum and FAQ, please visit our homepage. 

SMCAA membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year.

  • 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.