Teacher Resource Center

James Gee Library and its Teacher Resource Center (TRC) are opening up a new world of digital creativity for Curriculum & Instruction students, as the TRC offers possibilities for collaboration and intellectual exploration that are cutting-edge. The facility impacts the ways teachers prepare for classes and further advance the University’s reputation as a center for excellence in teacher preparation.

Equipment area of Teacher Resource Center

Technology and Equipment

VariQuest Cutout Maker: The revolutionary, digital die-cut system is created specifically for teachers. The Cutout Maker will help you bring lessons to life with automatically-cut letters, numbers, manipulatives, shapes and bulletin board collections.

Perfecta™ 2400: The latest addition to the VariQuest product suite is the Perfecta™ 2400 color poster maker. The Perfecta™ is the first full-color poster design system developed exclusively for teachers. The all-inclusive Perfecta™ 2400 Plus Package contains everything needed to create beautiful, full-color posters with thousands of templates and education themed designs. An 8.5" by 11" scanner allows for any letter sized document to be instantly enlarged to a full-sized poster.

ProImagePlus3000 Poster Printer: Quickly create dynamic, high-impact posters, charts or banners. Just run your original through the ProImagePlus scanner. ProImage's high print resolution produces crisp, clear and exciting visuals.

Other items available for use in the TRC include two different size laminators, a large paper cutter, various colors of bulletin board paper, craft supplies and more.

Story Time Area

Story Time Area in the Teacher Resource Center

The Story Time Area is a fun and functional area is created with Big Cozy Books furniture. It is a model of an ideal reading area for children that facilitates a creative learning environment.


The TRC Collections are the Juvenile & Youth Collection, the K-12 Textbook Collection and the Curriculum Collection. These collections provide a high quality selection of teaching materials and educational resources, including fiction and non-fiction children’s literature.