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2024 Dates & Registration Information!

Note: Space is limited to the first 40 registrants for each Institute. Make sure to register early!

Learning, Leadership, and Laughter in San Diego!

Can’t bring SPARK to you? Come to SPARK!

Each summer, SPARK conducts 2-day “Institutes” for SPARK programs in San Diego that are similar to the SPARK Premium Program – yet offer an even richer, in-depth SPARK experience.

Top program presenters and authors lead interactive sessions, creating a professional family. A terrific time is had by all, and attendees leave inspired and motivated to take their programs to the next level.


The Dana on Mission Bay
1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109


8:00am-3:30pm (Day 1)
8:00am-3:00pm (Day 2)

Select a Program Below to Learn More!

After School Institute

May 20-21

K-2 PE Institute

July 8-9

3-6 PE Institute

July 10-11

Middle School PE Institute

July 15-16

Note: Space is limited to the first 40 registrants for each Institute. Make sure to register early when registration opens!


SPARK Institutes Include:

  • ★ Two fantastic days with SPARK’s top presenters
  • ★ Handout packet and supplementary materials
  • ★ Institute T-shirt
  • ★ Raffle prizes – we give away lots of raffle prizes end of Day 1 & Day 2
  • ★ Morning coffee and juice (both days)
  • ★ Lunch (both days)
  • ★ Hosted evening social on Day 1
  • ★ Eligible for one unit of credit
  • ★ Printed SPARK Certification Award (must attend Institute until at least 2:30pm Day 2 to receive certificate)

Space is limited to the first 40 registrants of each Institute!

    • SPARK institutes are not “Train the Trainer” programs. Completing both Institute days earns the title “SPARK Certified Instructor,” which is different than a “SPARK Certified Trainer.” A Trainer is licensed to conduct SPARK workshops for colleagues in their school, district or community. If you are interested in becoming a SPARK Certified Trainer, there is a program for that. Contact SPARK for more information.

  • To ensure the rights and privacy of our attendees, no videotaping is allowed by participants during SPARK Institute sessions.