PE Technology Institute

2018 SPARK Institutes in San Diego

Thank you to all of the 2018 SPARK Institute attendees! We had a wonderful group of educators come to San Diego this summer to participate in hands-on professional development experiences. We’re working to set up the 2019 Institute dates – stay tuned!

PE Technology Institute: Using Technology in K-12 Physical Education

Where are you on the PE tech scale? Are you a 1: You think a gigabyte is an appetizer in a sports bar? Or a 5: You’re a PE Geek who has been integrating a variety of apps in your physical education classes for years? Wherever you are in your personal technology quest, if you teach K-12 physical education, this 2-day Institute is for you!


June 21-22, 2018


The Dana on Mission Bay

1710 West Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109



Attendees will learn field-tested integrations, instructional methodologies, assessment strategies, and how you can utilize technology to maximize student outcomes. You’ll leave ready to implement new tech tools and techniques with your students right away!

Our expert facilitators will share:

  • The best PE and Health apps and programs -- with hands-on practice to learn how to use them with your students
  • Physical education activities that demonstrate how to incorporate technology into class segments and lessons
  • Discuss the theory behind pedagogy and its integration with technology
  • Innovative tools that can be used to reach every student by allowing for differentiating and scaffolding
  • Targeted handouts that enable quick and effective applications with students and leave with a toolbox of technology resources
  • Professional development resources that will expose you to a community of supportive educators
  • Experience from the field and first-hand knowledge of innovation and technology

This Institute is guaranteed to SPARK an interest in applied technology and shock you with relevance and application. You’ll leave with great new ideas for integrating technology into your physical education program.

Make sure to bring your tablet, laptop, and other mobile devices to this Institute!

Note: This is not a SPARK program-specific workshop. You will not be trained in any particular SPARK PE program. If you’re looking for that, please register for one of our SPARK PE Institutes. This PE Technology Institute will focus on new technology and how varying uses, tools, and resources could infuse innovation and excitement into your existing physical education program.

Registration Includes:
  • Two fun and fantastic days with SPARK's top presenters
  • Delicious breakfast, lunch, and refreshments each day
  • Complete handout packet and supplementary materials
  • Institute t-shirt and great raffle prizes
  • Hosted evening social
  • Eligible for one unit of credit from San Diego State University
  • SPARK Certification Award (upon completion of program)
  • Free lifetime follow-up support from SPARK
  • Free SPARK monthly e-newsletter
  • Free monthly webinar series
  • Social media opportunities
  • 10% off Sportime equipment* *Discount good for one equipment order placed with SPARK

Space is limited to the first 40 registrants!


$439/person (Early Registration)

$459/person (Regular Registration)

**Register early and save money!**

The Early Registration deadline is May 12, 2018. All registrations postmarked or faxed after May 12, 2018 will be charged full price ($459). Payment must be received with registration.

Registration closes 2 weeks prior to the Institute. Call after this date to see if spots are still available. Space is limited to the first 40 registrants.


Fill out the registration form at the bottom of the page to register. Once you click “Continue,” you will be given further instructions for submitting payment and completing your registration. Or for more information, please contact SPARK at 800-772-7573 or

Hotel Information:

The Dana Hotel

Hotel Rate: $195 plus $25 resort fee

Book by May 18, 2018

Individuals must identify themselves as part of SPARK at the time of making reservations in order to be eligible for the special group rate. Please call (800) 445-3339 or (619) 222-6440 to make reservations.


  • 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, contact SPARK for more information.
  • To ensure the rights and privacy of our attendees, no photography or videotaping is allowed during SPARK Institute sessions.

Registration is closed for the 2018 SPARK Institutes. Please check back for the 2019 Institute dates.

Registration Form: