What are The Components of a Successful Physical Education Lesson Plan?

August 27th, 2015

A requirement for a successful physical education program is a strong foundation. The physical education lesson plan that you choose to include in your curriculum is one of the most important tools in your arsenal to help provide a well-rounded, engaging, and effective class. Choices for layout, focus, and supplies abound, but most all of […]

SPARK Joins Forces with KIDS in the GAME, ICAN Foundation and Supporting Organizations to Combat Rising Issues of Childhood Obesity

August 19th, 2015

Inspired by a school counselor’s passion to implement change in her classroom and community, SPARK recently teamed-up with KIDS in the GAME and ICAN Foundation to provide the Oakhurst Intermediate School in Clarksdale, Mississippi with much-needed resources to develop a comprehensive physical education and health program.

PhysEdSummit 2015

August 17th, 2015

This weekend, I stepped out of my comfort zone to present online at the #PhysEdSummit 3.0. There is a wide audience of passionate health and physical education professionals in the world presenting and willing to give their time, resources, and friendship to help more physical education forward. While the conference was live on Saturday, the good work will continue long after!

Let’s Go Back to School with SPARKecademy!

August 10th, 2015

SPARK has a great new resource for teachers looking for ways to earn professional development credit hours. SPARKecademy.org is a web-based platform that provides an innovative menu of online courses for K-12 physical education teachers and health professionals. Courses include SPARK K-12 PE Workshops, timely topic monthly webinars, SPARK mini-units, podcasts, and technology/equipment tutorials.

Recap: 2015 SPARK Institutes

August 3rd, 2015

Over 360 participants attended the SPARK Institutes in San Diego this summer. Here are the group shots for each Institute – stay tuned for 2016 Institute dates to be announced later this fall.