Holiday Message from Paul Rosengard

by SPARK


Hi everybody:

Happy holidays to you and yours from SPARK!

Hard to believe it’s nearly the end of 2012.  Whether you are a preschool teacher, an after school youth leader, a physical education specialist, classroom teacher, or administrator, we know how hard you worked every day this year for your students.

SPARK has been busy too – working for YOU.  Here are some of the new resources we created in 2012:

  • Launched our new High School Physical Education program.
  • Developed new e-only units for High School — FUNctional Fitness and Aqua-Fit — now in the HS section on SPARKfamily.org (free to HS PE purchasers).
  • Posted e-versions of our printed manuals on SPARKfamily.org in all programs.  This enabled everyone to download SPARK lesson plans to their iPads (or favorite tablet).  Free to current SPARKfamily members.
  • Developed Healthy Eating Goal Sheets to support PALA+ implementations – posted for members on SPARKfamily.org.
  • Added new alignment and supporting materials for the Presidential Youth Fitness Program and Fitnessgram to SPARKfamily.org (free to members).
  • Built an e-text for secondary methods students, adding to the elementary version of SPARKuniversity already on SPARKfamily.org.
  • Created new assessment tools for elementary PE – located in the 3-6 program section on SPARKfamily.org.
  • Drafted new (free) state standards alignments (click here) for public access on www.sparkpe.org
  • Developed a new (free) digital resource (click here) that helps CA elementary teachers plan their SPARK K-2 and 3-6 years leading with the CA PE Standards.

Our holiday gift to YOU is a promise to continue developing new, innovative tools that help your students learn and you to become the best teacher you can be.

On behalf of all of your friends at SPARK, have a safe and wonderful holiday season.

Paul Rosengard

Executive Director

SPARK

P.S.  Please note our offices will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1st.

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