Recap: 2016 SPARK Institutes

August 17th, 2016

Thank you to all 2016 Institutes attendees! Over 300 participants attended the SPARK Institutes in San Diego this summer. Here are the group shots for each Institute. Also, the dates for the 2017 Institutes have been set – click here to check them out and register!                       […]

Back to School: PREP, SET, TEACH!

August 16th, 2016

By: BJ Williston, SPARK Trainer and Curriculum Development Consultant Well, it is that time of year again! You have squandered another perfectly good summer and now you need to get ready for the new school year. If you teach using one of the SPARK Programs, this post will help you prep for a SPARKed-up year. […]

Keeping PE Real…Real Fun, Real Engaging & Real Meaningful

August 9th, 2016

By: Dr. Scott Townsend and Dr. Derek Mohr, Appalachian State University What’s Your PE Reality? Have you ever faced the challenge of getting your students consistently motivated, engaged, and supporting one another? Can you imagine a festive, energized PE class where students, on a daily basis, show up early, give 100% effort, demonstrate leadership and […]

USC Students Excited about SPARK Physical Education Curriculum

August 2nd, 2016

By: Dr. Kristy Hilton, Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California When I signed on to teach the “Movement for Children” physical education class to current and prospective K-6 teachers at USC earning their Masters of Education degree and/or California Teaching Credential, they were using a quality, often-used textbook in these types of graduate […]