Registered attendees will receive a recording of the session 24 hours after it has concluded.

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lunch Break:  11:30 - 12:30

SMCAA Member Fee: $130.00 per training
Non-Member Fee: $160.00 per training

If you are a member district and interested in purchasing 3 trainings for $100 each please email jriley@smcaa.org for additional information. 

Click for the Graduate Credit Course Syllabus for All One Day Trainings Listed Below

 

Developing Aligned Assessments

A quality assessment should clearly assess the chosen standard. This training will include the process for writing a quality assessment with samples as well as a process to audit the alignment of the assessments to the standards. We will also practice with Missouri Learning Standards.

New Date TBA

Providing Feedback in Instructional Settings - NEW 2022

Feedback is an extremely important strategy for improving student learning and teacher growth. How can you use feedback to promote instructional quality, to increase desired instructional behaviors and measure improvement? How can you provide student feedback in multiple ways to improve student performance and mastery? How important is feedback in the growth of teachers and students? We will answer these questions and more in this one-day overview for those responsible for teacher observation, coaching, instruction, and evaluation. Come and learn a new way of providing feedback for teachers and students and responding to staff regarding feedback.

October 4th - Webinar Registration Link

Developing a Strong Science Curriculum

Missouri has adopted rich, deep and powerful learning standards for science. They are much different from the old GLE's. This change in standards require a new look at how we develop science curriculum, plan instructional units, develop and use assessments. We will examine the SMCAA Science Curriculum Frameworks and how to use these to revise your science curriculum. We will also look at the importance of using the three-dimensional approach to science instruction and look at multiple examples of successful implementation. Join your colleagues from across the state as we focus on quality Science teaching and learning.

October 19 - Webinar Registration Link

We Know the What, But What About the How?: Maximizing student learning - New 2022

The Missouri Learning Standards lay out the "what" students should know, but how do we determine the "how" we teach them? Join us as we dive into ways students acquire knowledge through inquiry, communication, and problem solving as we explore DESE's Practices and Processes, along with the four C's (critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication) of the 21st Century Learning Skills. We will look at ways to match the right “how” with “the what” to maximize student learning and engagement.

November 4, 2022 - Jefferson City

Curriculum Design and Review - NEW 2022

Effective instruction in the classroom starts with effective curriculum design. Join us as we discuss the steps involved in developing effective curriculum. We will progress from choosing a template and producing shared definitions to the process for creating the units and finishing up with all the outside unit supporting documents. We will also discuss the development of a local curriculum handbook. This will be offered via webinar and also as an in district or region presentation.

November 9 - In-Person - Cape Girardeau Public Schools

Curriculum Design and Review - NEW 2022

Effective instruction in the classroom starts with effective curriculum design. Join us as we discuss the steps involved in developing effective curriculum. We will progress from choosing a template and producing shared definitions to the process for creating the units and finishing up with all the outside unit supporting documents. We will also discuss the development of a local curriculum handbook. This will be offered via webinar and also as an in district or region presentation.

November 17 - Webinar Registration Link

Instructional Observation for District Leaders

Join us for this one-day overview on a proven effective process on instructional observation for principals, coaches and any other district position that is responsible for teacher observation and evaluation. We will review a step-by-step process of what to look for when observing for classroom management, culture, instructional preparation, differentiation, and quality. We will also discuss a process for the observation of curriculum fidelity to ensure equity of access for all students. This is a day to learn new skills and to approach observation differently.

November 22 - Webinar Registration Link

Curriculum Director Training Level I

This workshop will provide information on the specific skills needed as a Curriculum Director, along with all the possible responsibilities that may be attached to it. These could include professional learning, Title services, and/or instructional technology, to name a few. This workshop is designed to assist you in knowledge and skill development needed in creating and maintaining a sound curriculum; along with tools to build instructional leadership in your administrators and teachers. Here are some of the areas we will begin to explore:

  • Elements of Effective Curriculum
  • Assessments – various formative examples along with summative
  • Alignment of instruction, assessments to state standards
  • Review of Curriculum terms/vocabulary
  • Other responsibilities and how they fit in the big picture
  • Current issues related to our work including MSIP 6 and others

December 1 - Oak Grove R-VI

Curriculum Director Training Level II

Come and join us for an interactive conversation with like professionals as we wade through how to best handle the everyday work of the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment leader. We will review and discuss the most current issues related to our work along with new strategies on how to stay focused on “the main thing”: teaching and learning. Below is an example of what will come up during our day together:

  • The importance of formative assessment and how to use the data collected from these assessments
  • Curricular revisions driven by assessment data and teacher feedback
  • Professional learning focus for your staff
  • Curriculum Handbook development
  • What is instructional leadership and how can you build capacity within your district
  • Juggling the work and staying sane

December 2 - Oak Grove R-VI

Curriculum Writing for the non-Core Electives - New 2022

We know the importance of having a guaranteed and viable curriculum for our core content areas and MAP assessed classrooms, but what about "the others?" The push in districts for being more transparent in what is being taught in the classrooms makes having a written curriculum in all areas much more relevant. This workshop will review what curriculum writing looks like in non-core electives and upper-level content areas. We will review Missouri Learning Standards for the Fine Arts Standards, Physical and Health Education Standards and at state and national standards related to Practical Arts and Career Ed classes, and see how to align upper-level content to college and ACT standards.

December 6, 2022 - Jefferson City