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Professional Development is one of the cornerstones of the Teacher Center. The focus of all professional development is to provide administrators, teachers, and other district personnel quality, research-based leadership skills, technology, instructional strategies and other content skills to increase student achievement. These activities are funded through a variety of grants received by the Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative.

The Teacher Center Coordinator is responsible for developing, planning, and scheduling professional development activities for educators in all districts served by the Co-op. Collaboration between the Co-op training team and the member districts is critical to providing timely training, based on district needs, as indicated in their school improvement plan. Training is offered at the Co-op and at school sites to accommodate districts and optimize facilities.

Our goal, through these programs, is to provide quality professional development training, primarily in the thirteen critical areas, as outlined by the Arkansas Department of Education. Trainings include topics such as: Classroom Walkthrough, Instructional Facilitator Training, Administrators' Institute, Brain based strategy trainings, Total Instructional Alignment and trainings on Professional Learning Communities.

Help & How-To

SWAEC Workshop Guidelines (PDF document)

SWAEC Workshop Handouts

escWorks Shoebox User Guide

Visit your Shoebox

Arkansas IDEAS

Submit Room Request (if you wish to hold PD at our facility)



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