Membership Information

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SMCAA is a state-wide non-profit curriculum and instructional support association. Our mission is to provide support to member school districts for the development, implementation, and evaluation of local curriculum aligned to the Missouri Learning 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 knowledge and use of the Learning Standards, SMCAA is prepared to continue its dedication to help schools with all curriculum and instructional needs. From clarity in curriculum, quality in instruction and specifics in assessment, we are your first stop for teaching and 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:

  • Free Attendance for Member District Staff to Quarterly Professional Development Webinars
  • A curriculum voice to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • A focus on raising student achievement through curriculum clarity and conceptual teaching and learning.
  • A focus on developing assessments that truly measure progress towards a standard along with appropriate scoring guides, rubrics and proficiency scales.
  • Timely information on curriculum, instruction, and assessment issues
  • Opportunities to network with other curriculum professionals in your region/state
  • Free attendance for Member District Staff to our Fall, Winter and Spring Regional Meetings and our New Monthly Meetups.
  • Reduced fee for SMCAA statewide Conference, Symposium, and summer two-day trainings, regional area/in-district curriculum trainings and workshops, any of our one-day trainings and webinars

Curriculum Training in the areas of:

  • Curriculum Design and Review
  • Instructional Leadership
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Data Analysis and Decision Making
  • Standards aligned Summative and Formative Assessments
  • Levels I and II Curriculum Director Training
  • Curriculum Review/Audit, and Maintenance
  • Quality Feedback in the Classroom
  • Researched Areas of Quality Instruction
  • Development of Proficiency Standards and Achievement
  • Instructional Coaching Development
  • Standards Based Learning and Reporting
  • Content Specific Teacher Training

Year Long Cohorts and Trainings:

  • New Curriculum Directors Cohort
  • Instructional Coaches Cohort
  • Curriculum Directors Cohort: Durable Skills Focus

Curriculum Services include:

  • SMCAA Systemic Approach to Curriculum Development-long term commitment for sustained professional development.
  • EMBARC Training
  • Onsite Curriculum Program and Management Audits
  • Individual District Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Consultation
  • Two State-wide Conferences annually that provide access to nationally recognized curriculum, teaching and learning authorities.
  • Regional Champion Teaching Train-the-Trainer workshops
  • Regional area meetings on current state issues in education and quality instruction
  • Phone and webinar conferencing for process and planning

Foundational Curriculum Frameworks in Mathematics and Science 

The Foundational Math, Science, and Social Studies Curriculum Frameworks will be available to ALL SMCAA member districts as a value-added resource at no extra cost.  Each curriculum covers grades Kindergarten – Eight, including Algebra, Biology, and US Government and Social Studies coming Fall2024!

SMCAA Membership runs July 1 – June 30 of each year. Your 2024 – 2025 Membership provides you with access to our Member District Only Site.

  • EMBARC 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 EMBARC 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.