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Teacher Support Center

Our Services

All HCPSS teachers and instructional staff can access the Teacher Support Center to laminate, create posters, die cut, create instructional materials, die cut, and browse instructional aides.

Teachers are welcome to bring their own paper or they can use our paper. There is no charge for paper, supplies, or laminating for HCPSS staff. At this time there isn’t a limit on laminating.

Location:

Old Cedar Lane (County Diagnostic Center)
5451 Beaverkill Road
Columbia, MD 21044

2016-2017 Hours:

Wednesday & Thursdays, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Die Cuts

The Teacher Support Center has a comprehensive collection of over 900 decorative dies from 1″ to 14″ and 7 different alphabetic fonts from 2″ to 10″. There are 70 different Resource and Culture boxes that can be borrowed. A variety of teaching/learning aides in Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies are on display with master copies available.

Anything that can be cut with scissors can be cut on the die cut machines. Please no foam core board.

Materials the die cut machines will cut:

  • Cardstock
  • Compressed Sponges
  • Construction paper
  • Cotton fabric
  • Felt
  • File folders
  • Foam sheets
  • Foil
  • Magazine pages
  • Maps
  • Metallic tissue paper
  • Newspaper
  • Poster Board
  • Sandpaper
  • Tissue paper
  • Wallpaper

Note: If you want your die cut items to be laminated, laminate the paper first, if your die cut items are to be glued on to something else, laminate the whole thing when you are done.

View a current list of available die-cuts

Curriculum Boxes

Resource Boxes

  • African American History
  • Cinderella Stories From Around the World
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Civil War
  • Colonial Days
  • Communities
  • Discovery Box
  • Elections
  • Howard County
  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Maryland African American History
  • Maryland Women’s History
  • Medieval Times
  • Money
  • Myths, Legends, Fables, Folklore
  • Olympics
  • Prehistoric Animals
  • Statue of Liberty
  • This Land Is Your Land
  • Weather
  • Your Senses

Culture Boxes

Each of these boxes contain various artifacts from the following countries that can provide students with a hands-on cultural experience while enhancing the curriculum.

  • Africa
  • Albania, Bulgaria, & Romania
  • Asia
  • Asia – South Pacific
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Central Africa
  • Central America
  • China
  • Eastern Woodland Indians
  • Egypt
  • France
  • Germany
  • Great Britain
  • Greece
  • Guatemala
  • Holland, Luxembourg, Belgium
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kenya
  • Korea
  • Kwanzaa
  • Madagascar
  • Maryland
  • Mexico
  • Middle East
  • Native Americans
  • Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia
  • Portugal
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scandinavia
  • South Africa
  • South America
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • The Midwest
  • The Northeast
  • The South
  • The West
  • Turkey