Win a Specialty Workshop!

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In partnership with Let's Move! Active Schools, we hosted the Sportime featuring SPARK Specialty Workshop Contest in the fall of 2016.

Educators were invited to enter the contest to win a Specialty Workshop and bring a past SHAPE America Teacher of the Year or SPARK Presenter to their school district for a unique hands-on professional development experience.

Entries were open 10/6/16 - 12/10/16. Entrants completed the short contest entry form to tell us how a Specialty Workshop would help their school/district create a more Active School environment and increase physical education and physical activity opportunities for students.

We received over 400 entries for the Specialty Workshop Contest! Thank you to all of the teachers who spent time completing the form for a chance to win.

Congratulations to the winning school! 

Stetson Elementary School

Falcon School District 49

Colorado Springs, CO

Workshop: Magical MVPA Maximized!

"My students are cheerful, outgoing, competitive in a friendly way, have lots of energy, and have complete confidence in themselves. They are eager to learn new and creative ways to be active and stay healthy at school and for life-long living. The SPARK "Magical MVPA" workshop will provide me with the tools to teach those new and creative activities to the students. New equipment and resources are needed to enhance the Physical Education program at our school as well as replacing old equipment. Let's Move, Get Active!"

-- Matt Monfre, PE Teacher, Stetson Elementary School

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The Winning School Receives:

  • (1) Specialty Workshop, brought to you by the SPARK Speakers Bureau. Click here or see below to view our menu of Specialty Workshops to choose the best option for your school.
  • Presenter fees and travel are included in the award, value $2,200. The cost of substitute teachers or teacher stipends to attend the workshop are not included in the award, and are expected to be covered by the awardee.
  • (1) Sportime featuring SPARK voucher for PE supplies, value $800. Use the voucher to purchase instructional materials or PE equipment to support your program.
  • Total award value = $3,000

Search for other grant and funding opportunities on the SPARK Grant Finder.

We are proud to offer a wide selection of professional development workshops to fit the needs of your school or district! Presenters include past SHAPE America Teachers of the Year, SPARK trainers and program authors, and product experts.

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How about bringing a SHAPE America Teacher of the Year (TOY) to your conference, district training, or special event? Or perhaps you’re interested in professional development on a particular topic? Choose from any of these great sessions:

View additional SPARK training options at sparkpe.org/training.

Our new Grant Finder Tool will help you find grants specific to your state and type of program. New grants updated daily!

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