- ELL Professional Conversations -
English Language Learner (ELL) Professional Conversations group feature is now available on the C3 and SC3 websites!Read More...
- Pearl Harbor 72nd Anniversary -
December 7, 2013, is the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. See resources about the attack for educators here.
- Bill of Rights Day -
December 15, 2013, is Bill of Rights Day. See resources for educators here.
- Wright Brothers' First Flight -
December 17, 2013, is the 110th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' first flight. See resources for educators here.
- Nelson Mandela -
In recognition of Nelson Mandela's death on December 5th we salute his life.Read More...
The South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) at the University of Oklahoma is one of a national network of 22 federally funded centers. The SC3 mission is to provide high quality/high impact technical assistance (TA) that helps build or expand the capacity of the state education agency (SEA), intermediary agencies, and other educational systems in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma to implement, support, scale-up, and sustain reform efforts to improve teaching and learning. Additionally, SC3 has a focus on Indian Education due to the high number of American Indian students in the region.
SC3 has several components designed to maximize responsiveness and ensure technical assistance is relevant, useful, and of high quality.
State Coordinating Councils (SCCs): SC3's SCCs include members from each state education agency's leadership working with the Center to identify state education agencies (SEA) priorities and tailor the work to meet specific and changing needs. To maintain the flow of communication and plan TA services, each state's SCC meets regularly with SC3 staff members, partners, and collaborators.
SC3 Advisory Board: The SC3 Advisory Board is composed of educational and community stakeholders from every state in SC3's region. Members are appointed by each state's governor and commissioner/superintendent. The Advisory Board meets annually to provide feedback and guidance for TA services and regional work plan.
- Dr. Janet Barresi, Oklahoma State Department of Education, State Superintendent
- Dr. Tom Kimbrell, Arkansas Department of Education, Commissioner
- Ms Hanna Skandera, New Mexico Public Education Department, Secretary of Public Education
- John White, Louisiana Department of Education, State Superintendent of Education
- Dr. Richard Abernathy, Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, Executive Director
- Dr. Denise Airola, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, Director of the Office of Innovation
- Mr. Troy Allen, Jacobs Engineering, Senior HSE Manager
- Ms Debra Andersen, Smart Start Oklahoma, Executive Director
- Gloria Chavez, Grants-Cibola School District, Assistant Superintendent
- Mr. Adan Delgado, Pojoaque (Pueblo) Schools, Superintendent
- Mr. Andy Evans, Mountain View-Gotebo School District, District Superintendent
- Ms Connie Hansen, (OPEPD) Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, Retired Priority Schools Chief for NMPED and former principal
- Leighann Lenti, New Mexico Public Education Department, Policy Director
- Dr. Judi Miranti, Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
- Mr. William Price, Phillips Murrah P.C., Attorney
- Debbie Rickards, Shreve Island Elementary, Instructional Coordinator
- Julie Roy, Avoyelles Public Charter School, Executive Director
- Dr. Scott Steckler, George Cox Elementary School, Jefferson Parish School System, Principal
- Ms Marguerite Stumbaugh, Community Representative
- Ms Alexia "Ali" Weimer, Marion School District, 2013 Arkansas Teacher of the Year
- Northrop Grumman
- Educational Training, Evaluation, Assessment, and Measurement Department (E-TEAM), University of Oklahoma, College of Continuing Education
- Academic Development Institute
- American Productivity and Quality Center (APQC)
- National Indian Education Association (NIEA)