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Curriculum Directors' Summer Retreat

July 21 - 23, 2019
The Lodge at Old Kinderhook
Camdenton, Missouri


SMCAA Curriculum Coordinators’ Retreat is an opportunity for Curriculum Leaders to Learn – Share – Reflect! Next summer’s Retreat may be one of the most helpful PD opportunities Curriculum Leaders have ever had. The agenda will focus on ‘the challenges curriculum leaders have in developing a plan to manage the transition to new standards for all 4 Core Content Areas, while keeping alive a positive momentum for creating challenging and effective curriculum. There has perhaps never been a more important time for leaders to step up to the plate and take an aggressive hold on “What is important to do first?” Although there are changes, there are also many opportunities to examine what we have done and whether or not district curriculum is actively considering the necessary scope and sequence of learning progressions; keeping in mind as content shifts from one set of standards to the next, a plan on how to catch students who miss critical parts of a concept will be very necessary. 

In addition, participants will share plans and discuss how to deal with overwhelming responsibilities, the importance of formative assessment and effective feedback, current issues and demands; while avoiding the stress of conflict and confusion. Participants in previous CD Retreats agree that, “One of the best parts of the Retreat is the collaboration - where coordinators share differing approaches to similar challenges.” 

When I first took on the job of Curriculum Coordinator, I signed up to attend the Curriculum Director's Retreat because I felt I had to...that it was something I should do. I walked away from my first Retreat with more knowledge and confidence than I ever thought possible. My second year I  attended not because I felt I had to, but because I wanted to gain more insights. Every year since then I have attended and have never walked away disappointed. Each year I learn something new and walk away with new    contacts and lifelong friends from across the state. Each summer I look forward to the Curriculum Director's Retreat knowing my thoughts and practices will be positively challenged and knowing I will walk away  re-energized for the upcoming school year.                             
                                                                                    Al Richardson 
                                                                                    Director of Curriculum & Assessment 
                                                                                   Marshfield R-I

The Lodge at Old Kinderhook
678 Old Kinderhook Drive
Camdenton, Missouri 65020

For reservations call Old Kinderhook at 1-888-346-4949 and ask for the SMCAA CD Retreat Rate of $109.00 per night. The Group rate will be honored until June 21,2019.


Registration: 12:00 - 1:00
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 11:00 am


Registrations Deadline: 

Member District:  $330.00 per person

Non-Member District:  $430.00 per person


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