Regional Opportunities

SMCAA Region Workshop Hosting

SMCAA will bring training to you!  In an effort to meet your learning needs in a way that can assist you with time and budget, SMCAA will now be delivering select training's in various regions across the state. If you are interested in hosting a training in your area, please email me at

  1. Curriculum Development:

    We provide a full range of curriculum development opportunities including standards study, unpacking and prioritizing standards, pacing guides, unit construction, and common assessments.  In addition, we assist districts in curriculum review and rewrite through data review and interpretation.

  2. Instructional Leadership:

    We have created a series of ongoing learning opportunities in the five researched areas of instructional leadership:

    • Possess a general knowledge and understanding of curriculum scope and sequence with a specific focus on standards, pacing guide, and fidelity to the written product.
    • Recognize and be able to discuss issues related to effective instruction and instructional strategies and techniques.
    • Perform effective instructional evaluation including walk through observation and teacher evaluation and the difference between the two.
    • Analyze various forms of data in a general way with a focus on instructional trends and the development of a discussion base (data review, pre/post, tasks and scenarios)
    • Give and receive effective and honest feedback that targets improvement that includes affirmation and direction for positive change (verbal and written, group and individual)

      These are presented throughout the year and done in two days each (Level One and Level Two).  Overviews and refresher days are also provided.

  3. Subject/Content/Grade Specific Support:

    SMCAA contracts with content specialists specifically chosen for their subject matter expertise and in effective instruction within the content/grade.  These specialists provide both state trainings and individual district consultation.

  4. Curriculum Evaluation:

    We provide a extensive training on curriculum review and evaluation including rubrics, exemplars and evaluation report formats.  We also provide consultant support as you complete the process either on site or through video or phone conference format.

  5. Champion Teaching:

    This series is based on the book and study guide by Doug Lemov:  Teach Like a Champion 2.0, and focuses on specific instructional techniques, lesson planning and execution (Fabulous Five), and in instructional and behavioral management (Super Seven).  This is presented using the idea of “Ethos” (culture and environment).  This is a two-day series and includes an administrative component on how to start a champion teaching initiative in a building/district.

  6. In-House, Regional and Statewide Professional Learning:

    SMCAA has a full calendar of in-house, regional and statewide professional learning opportunities for curriculum directors, building and district administrators and teachers and teacher leaders. We also hold a fall conference, winter symposium and Summer content learning:

    • Curriculum Director Training Levels I and II
    • Observation and Feedback for Instructional Impact
    • Instructional Leadership for District Administrators and Leaders
    • Instructional Coaching: Beginning and Advanced
    • Teacher Leadership: Creating and Maintaining a Leading and Learning Team
    • Curriculum Design: Basic and Advanced


  7. Consultation: Individual in-district consultation is provided in person, by phone conference or via video.  Scheduling is done on a case-by-case basis and subject to availability.


Please contact us anytime by phone or email.  We are here to assist you!

Julie Riley, Director of Business Operations:

Phone: 573-635-2299 (all general and membership questions)


Dr. Janie Pyle, Director of Instructional Programming:

Cell Phone:  816-877-3004