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 May edition of This Month with Scott … APSRC Executive Director Scott Smith talks with ADE Commissioner Johnny Key about the new accountability measures put into place via ESSA and state legislation, the recently calculated school letter grades, teacher salaries, and students’ access to technology outside the classroom. Smith and Key also discuss what bills we might see in the next legislative session and the issue of adequacy/equity.Read More
AM Session: “How I see math word problems: If you have 4 pencils and I have 7 apples, how many pancakes will fit on the roof? Purple, because aliens don’t wear hats.” While that’s a funny meme making its rounds on social media, it is not so funny when students cannot successfully answer, or even approach, math word problems. In this session, teachers will learn why students struggle with word problems, and strategies for helping students become more successful in solving problems. PM Session: Fluency, Concept Development, Exercises, Examples, Problem Sets, Debrief, Exit Ticket…how do I get it all in during one class period? In this workshop, you will learn how Eureka Math is built to be customized for your students. We will work through a lesson to give you experience in how to customize a lesson in order to achieve the lesson objectives while creating a more streamlined lesson that will fit into your class schedule. Read More
APSRC’s finance team offers Tier 1 training to its members to ensure that school districts remain in compliance with state law. Our staff has extensive experience working with charter schools, school districts, administrators, and board members to implement best practices, ensure compliance with state and federal finance requirements, and develop procedures for finance operations. Read More
Close reading is a valuable classroom practice to encourage students to read a text multiple times in pursuit of developing rich comprehension of the material as a whole. With each successive reading, the first being general, the teacher can provide students with an Arkansas State Standard. Students are empowered with strategies to reflect upon meanings of individual words and sentences, assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style, as well as how to analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas interact throughout the sequence of a text. Ultimately, the students can explain the central idea or theme as well as supporting details. Teachers will learn how to map lessons to encourage close reading. Read More
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