The Teacher Center of the Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative was established in 1984 to nurture and assist area teachers in three primary areas:
- Developing quality instructional classroom materials
- Professional Development
- Dissemination of media and media services
It was the task of the Teacher Center Coordinator and the Teacher Center Advisory Committee to plan and develop a center that would serve all K-12 teachers in these critical areas.
As the Teacher Center has evolved, so have the services. Teachers can call or email the Teacher Center at any time and receive assistance on a project, place an order for Ellison Cutouts, or to have instructional materials printed and delivered directly to their school. Four sets of Ellison dies and cutters rotate the year to all buildings through the delivery system. The staff of the Teacher Center provides one-on-one assistance to classroom teachers daily. Our doors are open to schools, daycare facilities, and the community to work on projects that benefit children.
The Teacher Center Advisory Committee continues to be instrumental in the development and success of the Teacher Center. It is by their recommendation that new avenues of assistance are implemented to better assist teachers. Assistance is provided through:
- Instructional Packets
- Idea and Theme Books
- Technical Assistance
- Sale of Teacher Materials/Supplies
- Poster Making
- Ellison Cutters and Dies
- Laminating Services
- Printing (policy manuals, report cards)
- Bulletin Board Ideas and materials
- Curriculum Materials
A variety of programs are administered through the Teacher Center and the office of the Teacher Center Coordinator. Please read on to learn more about the range of services provided to teachers and schools in the Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative.
Ellison Cutting System:
The Teacher Center of the Southwest Arkansas Education Cooperative has one of the most extensive collections of Ellison Dies and Cutters in this part of the state. The Ellison Cutters and Dies allow teachers to use their creativity to enrich the education of students while saving time and producing a consistent product for the classroom use. Materials and supplies are available at the Co-op to make it easier for teachers to use the equipment in a timely, cost effective method. Teachers may call of send an order form to place an order. Many teachers enjoy coming to the Teacher Center to use the cutters and plan bulletin boards to develop instructional materials.
- Pop-Up Sponge
- Adhesive Magnet Sheets
- Static Cling Vinyl
- Poly Foam Sheets
- Decorative Scissors
- Magnetic Sheets
Teacher Center Clerk
Teacher Center Clerk
Assistant Director/TC Coordinator