What APSRC Services Can We Offer You?
The Arkansas Public School Resource Center
APSRC is a service-oriented, nonprofit membership organization that offers support, technical assistance and training to charter schools and rural school districts across the state. APSRC’s full-time and highly trained staff provide assistance in five main areas:
- Legal services
- Financial analysis and management
- Teaching and Learning
Membership in APSRC is open to charter schools, rural school districts, educational cooperatives and educationally related entities and businesses. To apply for membership, please call 501.492.4300. We also can help with any questions or requests for assistance in the membership application process.
In the March edition of This Month with Scott…, APSRC Executive Director Scott Smith interviews 2017-18 Teacher of the Year Courtney Cochran of Van Buren and 2018 Superintendent of the Year Jon Collins of West Memphis. Topics include the teacher shortage, ESSA and accountability, and school safety. To watch the full-length interviews with Courtney and Jon, just follow this link!Read More
Participants will learn the importance of moving from a traditional word wall to a sound wall in elementary classrooms. The purpose of a sound wall is to help students match phonemes (sounds) to graphemes (letters). Beginning readers need to learn that letters represent the sounds we speak. Organizing words by sounds helps young students connect phonology and orthography. The presentation will include how to set up a sound wall based upon the articulation of speech sounds and how to utilize the phoneme/grapheme mini cards for lessons. *Participants will receive their own set of mini cards. Read More
AM Session (3 hours credit) – CFAM: Participants will learn how to use CFAM, a revolutionary financial analysis tool which uses visualization and graphing tools to demonstrate and report a school’s current financial status. The software application provides access to unlimited flexibility in terms of financial reporting in order to clearly tell a school’s financial story to school boards and other stakeholders. CFAM is customized for Arkansas school schools. PM Session (3 hours credit) – P-Cards: APSRC provides a total Purchasing Card (P-Card) Program that includes training, sample policies and procedures, and instructions for integrating with eFinance Plus. Read More
Because writing is an avenue for students to explain mastery of a concept, it is important that the subject be taught in all classrooms. The focus of this session will be to explore ways to implement writing in social studies classrooms. Participants will learn how to engage students in creative writing tasks which will inspire learning and show their level of comprehension of reading materials. Read More
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