Visit Sportime featuring SPARK at the 2017 SHAPE America National Convention!

February 28th, 2017

The SHAPE America National Convention starts on March 14th and will be in Boston. Visit the SHAPE America website to register for the convention and find all of the event details. Download the 2017 Convention Program and use the online planner to view all of the convention sessions. Make sure to attend the Sportime featuring […]

Lacrosse 101

September 27th, 2016

Think you don’t know anything about lacrosse? Think again! Lacrosse is a field-based invasion game that is similar in strategy to sports like soccer or team handball. So while the skills of the sport are unique, the tactics are likely familiar.

Big Results in a Short Period of Time

September 20th, 2016

New Research on SPARK Middle School PE program Published! By: Paul Rosengard, SPARK Godfather Did you know today’s SPARK’s Middle School Physical Education curriculum and teacher training program evolved from the three largest studies of MS PE ever conducted? It’s true. The three National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research projects, M-SPAN (Middle School Physical […]

Introducing: Project IGNITE!

September 6th, 2016

By: Naomi Hartl, PE Development & Technology Specialist, Sportime featuring SPARK These two questions are frequently asked in the physical education profession today: “What does effective teaching look like in a physical education class?” “How can I observe model teaching practices in physical education?” Physical educators are not always given time to observe other teachers […]

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. […]

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 […]

Let’s Move! Active Schools Recognizes Partners of the Year

May 20th, 2016

Let’s Move! Active Schools recognizes Athletes for Hope and Sportime featuring SPARK as Partners of the Year.

SHAPE America National Convention 2016 Highlights

April 15th, 2016

Thank you to everyone who spent time with us during the SHAPE America National Convention in Minneapolis! We had a great time celebrating Sportime’s 50th birthday and introducing the new “Sportime featuring SPARK” brand. Here are just a few highlights – see you next year in Boston!

Sportime Celebrates 50 Years of Innovation in Physical Education

March 23rd, 2016

Sportime is proud to commemorate 50 years serving physical education teachers, youth & recreation leaders and child care providers with the most advanced, research-based physical activity products and resources. In recognition of this milestone, Sportime continues to expand its offering and build its partnership with the SPARK curriculum, launching the new “Sportime featuring SPARK” virtual storefront at