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SPARK Professional Development Options

Make Professional Development as Easy as 1, 2, 3!

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While the curriculum is most certainly at the core of the SPARK programs, it’s not the only focus. SPARK is not a “you buy the curriculum and you’re set” program. It’s not just a book or a binder, it’s a program. And SPARK believes that proper training is key to ensuring instructors are equipped with the tools and information needed to get the most from the curriculum and their time with students. This is accomplished through workshops, on-site trainings, online resources, and more.

Over the years, SPARK has tested numerous instructional strategies that are best conveyed during face-to-face training opportunities. The “what to do” (the lesson plans) come alive when the “how to do it” is provided via SPARK training. On-site teacher trainings are the “how to teach it” part of the program. SPARK workshops are FUN, “hands-on,” and designed to meet the needs of the host school, district, or agency. Participants learn by doing and become motivated by SPARK’s dynamic staff of professional presenters.


1 SPARK Training Program

Interested in hosting a SPARK workshop? SPARK workshops are FUN, “hands-on,” and designed to meet the needs of the host school, district, or agency. Participants learn by doing and become motivated by SPARK’s dynamic staff of professional presenters. Half-Day, 1-Day, and 2-Day training options available.

SPARK trainings are scheduled through one of our knowledgeable SPARK representatives to ensure we understand your needs and provide you with the best experience. Contact us directly with your professional development requirements, and we will happily coordinate a training that engages teachers and helps create a more active and healthy environment! To learn more or schedule your training, contact us at 833-73-SPARK or spark@sparkpe.org.

2 SPARK Institutes

Learning, Leadership, and Laughter in San Diego!

Join us for 2-day Institutes featuring top presenters, interactive sessions, and more.

Due to Covid-19, 2020 SPARK Institutes are canceled. Stay tuned for 2021 dates coming this fall!

3 SPARK Online/Virtual Professional Development

Complete training anywhere, anytime with SPARKecademy!

Become certified in a SPARK program from the comfort of your home or school!

Purchase credits to complete a full SPARK program or select individual courses. Purchased credits never expire.

   • SPARK program certification = 16 credits per program, e.g. K-2 PE, High School PE, After School, etc.

   • Individual courses = 1 credit per course, e.g. Manipulatives, Basketball Part 1, World Games, etc.

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