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SPARK Training (In-Person & Virtual) Options and Pricing

SPARK workshops solicit philosophical “buy-in,” show teachers how to navigate the instructional materials and digital content, then prepare effective lessons and provide active examples that foster best practices.

SPARK training is truly a special event!  Smiles are prevalent, laughter frequent, and a special rapport occurs between participants and their trainer.  Participants leave ready, willing, and able to implement SPARK effectively and maximize student outcomes.

After more than two decades of research and dissemination experiences, SPARK has learned that teacher training is an essential component and at least 12 hours of it are needed for successful implementation. SPARK strongly recommends the Premium program. Alternatives should be considered only if budgetary constraints and/or hours for staff development cannot meet Premium standards.

Program prices are PER SPARK program (Early Childhood, K-2, 3-6, Middle School, High School, After-School, Inclusive PE, Active Classrooms) and not all programs offer all three program options.

SPARK curriculum (the “what” to teach) is required for each participant attending a SPARK training (the “how” to teach). In addition, equipment (the “tools” to teach) are required for the training. For in-person trainings, a list of needed workshop equipment the host must provide will be provided. The site hosting the training can round up their own equipment that is needed or purchase SPARK recommended equipment.

IN-PERSON TRAINING OPTIONS

SPARK Standard Program Provides:

1-Day / 6 hours

  • A Project Coordinator to oversee the delivery of all components and serve as liaison and single point of contact to the contracted school/agency and its representatives
  • 4 evaluative tools (program assessments) and the consultation on how to use them (needs assessment, workshop / inservice evaluations, lesson quality checklists, and program evaluations)
  • 3 hours of trainer preparation time
  • 3 hours for set-up and take down
  • 6 hours of active instruction led by a SPARK Certified Trainer
  • Workshop box that includes: handout packets, SPARK pens, name tags for each participant, raffle tickets and SPARK raffle prizes for (e.g., t-shirt, clipboard, water bottle, equipment, etc.), and sign-in sheet.
  • SPARK Star Meeting to support institutionalization (additional 30 min session)
  • A SPARK Certificate of Participation for each person attending

Price: $2,699 + travel (Max. 40 participants)

Available for: K-2 PE, 3-6 PE, Middle School PE, High School PE, After School, Early Childhood, Inclusive PE, and Active Classroom programs.

SPARK Premium Program Provides All Standard PLUS (Recommended):

2-Day / 12 hours

  • Additional 6-hour workshop (new content and more instructional strategies)
  • Second SPARK Star meeting (additional 30-minute session)
  • A SPARK Certificate of Participation for each person attending
  • Colorful SPARK Banner
  • 2-Days can be consecutive or at different times of year.

Price: $4,699 + travel (Max. 40 participants)

Available for: K-2 PE, 3-6 PE, Middle School PE, High School PE, After School, Early Childhood, Inclusive PE, and Active Classroom programs.

SPARK Starter* Program (½ Day/3 hours) Provides:

½ Day/ 3 hours

  • A Project Coordinator to oversee the delivery of all components and serve as liaison and single point of contact to the contracted school/agency and its representatives
  • 4 evaluative tools (program assessments) and the consultation on how to use them (needs assessment, workshop / inservice evaluations, lesson quality checklists, and program evaluations)
  • 3 hours of trainer preparation time
  • 3 hours for set-up and takedown
  • 3 hours of active instruction led by a SPARK Certified Trainer
  • Workshop box that includes: handout packets, SPARK pens, name tags for each participant, raffle tickets, and SPARK raffle prizes for (e.g., t-shirt, clipboard, water bottle, equipment, etc.), and sign-in sheet.
  • SPARK Star Meeting – to support institutionalization (additional 30 min session)
  • A SPARK Certificate of Participation for each person attending

Price: $1,999 + travel (Max. 40 participants)

Available for: K-2 PE, 3-6 PE, Middle School PE, High School PE, After School, and Early Childhood programs.

VIRTUAL TRAINING OPTIONS

SPARKecademy LIVE provides:

  • 3 live 1-hour virtual sessions + online 16 program courses (SPARKecademy.org)
    • Session 1: Curriculum Introduction and How to use; introduce SPARKecademy.org online platform and courses; Session 2: Debrief Program courses 1-8; Session 3: Debrief Program courses 9-18
  • A Project Coordinator: Oversees delivery of all components and serves as liaison and single point of contact to the contracted school/agency and its representatives
  • Four evaluative tools and the consultation on how to use them (needs assessment, workshop / inservice evaluations, lesson quality checklists, and program evaluations)
  • An estimated 2 hours trainer preparation time per virtual session.
  • (1) SPARK raffle prize box – Receive prior to Session 1 (e.g., t-shirt, clipboard, water bottle, equipment, etc.)
  • SPARK Star Meeting – to support institutionalization (additional 30 min virtual session after Session 3)
  • Each person completing all 16 program courses and 3 virtual sessions receives “SPARK Certification Awards”

Price: $3,699 (Max. 40 participants)

Available for: K-2 PE, 3-6 PE, Middle School PE, High School PE, After School, and Early Childhood programs.

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