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Program Prices

PREMIUM (SPARK Certification)

Staff Development:

  • 2 full-day workshops (12 hours total) either consecutive days or two trips
  • Project coordination, prep/planning (pre, during, post) by SPARK staff and trainers
  • Needs assessments, workshop, and program evaluations, compiled & provided
  • Handouts and teaching materials for up to 40 attendees prepared and shipped
  • Teachers eligible for unit of Graduate-level credit at San Diego State University (per program)

Follow-up:

  • “SPARK Certification" award for each attendee (12 hours training required)
  • “SPARK Star Training” & materials (gifts for Stars, web tools, ongoing consultation)
  • Lifetime support for attendees and administrators via 800 # and e-mail
  • “SPARK School Certification" framed award (when all site instructors are trained)
  • SPARK Banner for school
  • SPARK e-newsletter sent to each attendee monthly
  • SPARK monthly webinar series
  • SPARK social media opportunities (blog, twitter, facebook, more)

Price: $4,699.00

STANDARD

Staff Development:

  • 1 full-day workshop (6 hours total)
  • Project coordination, prep/planning (pre, during, post) by SPARK staff and trainers
  • Needs assessments, workshop, and program evaluations, compiled & provided
  • Handouts and teaching materials for up to 40 attendees prepared and shipped

Follow-up:

  • “SPARK Star Training” & materials (gifts for Stars, web tools, ongoing consultation)
  • Lifetime support/consultation for attendees and administrators via 800 # and e-mail
  • SPARK e-newsletter sent to each attendee monthly
  • SPARK monthly webinar series
  • SPARK social media opportunities (blog, twitter, facebook, more)

Price: $2,699.00

Important Notes:

  • There is no limit to the number of schools per program. Combine with others and share costs (e.g., 10 schools send 4 teachers each, price per school is 1/10 of total above).
  • Up to 40 attendees per workshop – invite others and save money.
  • Transportation costs for the SPARK trainer is not included in the program price above.
  • For current SPARK binder prices, contact your SPARK representative and/or Click Here.
  • Individuals that complete a Premium training earn the title “SPARK Certified Instructor”. This 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, there is a program for that. Contact SPARK for more information on their TT model.

SPARK GLOSSARY

The purpose of this glossary is to provide specific information regarding the components outlined in the cost analysis.

SPARK strongly recommends the PREMIUM package. Alternatives should be considered only if budgetary constraints and/or hours for staff development cannot meet PREMIUM standards.

The SPARK Curriculum:

Busy teachers/youth leaders need a curriculum that doesn’t require a lot of preparation, set-up, or expensive equipment. SPARK curriculum is easy to implement, yet challenging and varied enough for even the most experienced professional. Clear diagrams provide visuals of many activities and helpful academic integration tips are found throughout the document.

SPARK Handouts:

Each SPARK workshop attendee receives a targeted handout packet and/or access to supplemental educational materials on line. These handouts may include: Research papers, personal health articles, activities and assessment tools not in the current manual, web-site resources, relevant current events, and notification of professional growth opportunities. SPARK staff have carefully selected and packaged these handouts to coordinate with and enhance the SPARK workshop experience.

Staff Development:

SPARK workshops are FUN and “hands on.” Teachers/instructors learn by doing and become motivated by a dynamic SPARK Certified Trainer. Research data show that attendees teach more and better activity classes after participating in SPARK training. SPARK workshops are conducted any place, any day of the week, any time.

Follow-up/Consultation:

SPARK is unlike other programs where participants receive a book and a workshop and are expected to significantly change their content and instruction. Programs presented in this fashion often don’t last. SPARK strives to foster environmental change and sustainability of concepts and methods. SPARK facilitates these goals by training staff members to maintain program continuity long after the workshops have ended. These SPARK “Stars” receive specialized training at the conclusion of the workshop, supplemental materials, web-based content; everything they need to ensure their site continues to provide quality physical education/activity programming into the future.

For all programs, the entire SPARK team assists with physical education/activity questions or concerns. SPARK provides lifetime consultation and support via an 800 number, e-mail, website, and informative monthly e-newsletters and webinars.  Teachers can stay current on public health happenings via the SPARK blog, twitter, and facebook pages too.

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