SPARK has a great new resource for teachers looking for ways to earn professional development credit hours. As a physical education teacher, it can be difficult to find opportunities for professional development that apply to your content area. I am sure you been forced to sit through countless hours of language arts and math workshops just to fill the time because districts rarely provide any kind of continuing education for their physical education/health teachers.
Here is where SPARK would like to help fill the void. We hear what teachers are saying and we know the limitations of finding where/when to get your PD credit hours. That is why we have created SPARKecademy. Here you can earn your credit hours anytime, anywhere that you want. Sit on your couch, jump on in the middle of the night, even view it on your phone or tablet when you are running errands. SPARKecademy.org is a web-based platform that provides an innovative menu of online courses for K-12 physical education teachers and health professionals. Courses include SPARK K-12 PE Workshops, timely topic monthly webinars, SPARK mini-units, podcasts, and technology/equipment tutorials. We are building our library to provide resources for all 5 of our program areas; Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, Classroom Activity & Recess, and Coordinated School Health.
Users receive a certificate of completion for each course and can track their professional development hours earned for the online courses as well as in-person sessions at SPARK workshops, and conference presentations. Sign up your entire district and you can identify courses for your staff to take while being able to track and document their completed courses. Sign up for your free account today! Go to SPARKecademy.org or download the SPARKecademy app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
Learn more about SPARKecademy!
SPARK hosted a live webinar on August 19th to preview the resources available on the SPARKecademy website and learn how to set up your free account.
Click Here to view the recording of this free webinar.