SouthCentral Regional Technology in Education Consortium (SCRTEC)


From October 2000 to September 2005, SEDL operated the SouthCentral Regional Technology in Education Consortium (SCRTEC), one of ten consortia funded by the U.S. Department of Education charged with helping public education systems use technology for the improvement of teaching and learning.

The SCRTEC region included Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. During its five years of operation, SCRTEC services focused on delivery of research-based professional development, as well as dissemination of electronic tools and other resources to

  • enhance the capacity of teachers, particularly those working in high-needs schools, to integrate technology into learner-centered, standards-based instruction, and
  • increase the abilities of state, district, and campus leaders to acquire, manage, guide and evaluate the use of technology in support of systemic improvement goals.

Consortium members included the Texas Center for Educational Technology at the University of North Texas, the Aurora Learning Community Association, and the Electronic Emissary Project. SCRTEC also collaborated with the state departments of education and other educational entities for the purposes of product development and dissemination.

Selected Resources

The following selected resources are available through the SEDL store and Electronic Library.

Active Learning with Technology Portfolio
These materials and activities focus on helping teachers learn to develop and implement learner-centered environments supported by technology.

Active Learning with Technology Video Serieså
This series depicts students and educators engaged with technology as part of innovative project-based activities.

Connecting Student Learning and Technology
This guide provides teachers with suggestions for using computers as instructional tools and discusses using technology in environments that support learning.

TAP into Learning
These newsletters offer practical information for K-12 educators on how to use technology to support learner-centered approaches.