School PE Equipment, Traning and Curriculum
Physical Education Equipment, Teacher Training & PE Curriculums

Program Prices

PREMIUM (SPARK Certification)

Staff Development:

  • 2 full-day workshops (12 hours total) either consecutive days or two trips
  • Teachers eligible for Graduate-level unit of credit at San Diego State University
  • Project coordination, prep/planning (pre, during, post) by SPARK staff and trainers
  • Handouts and teaching materials for up to 40 attendees prepared and shipped
  • 5 program/teacher evaluation tools & the consultation on how to use them:
    • Needs assessments, workshop evaluations, lesson quality assessments, final program evaluations* and administrator access to monitor implementers use of SPARKfamily.org (and/or SPARKabcs.org)*
    • *On request and/or if applicable

Follow-up and Sustainability:

  • “SPARK Certification" award for each attendee (12 hours training required)
  • “SPARK Star Training” and materials (gifts for Stars, web tools, ongoing consultation)
  • Lifetime support for attendees and administrators via 800 # and e-mail
  • SPARK Banner for school (if/when all teachers are trained)
  • 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
  • Handouts and teaching materials for up to 40 attendees prepared and shipped
  • 5 program/teacher evaluation tools & the consultation on how to use them:
    • Needs assessments, workshop evaluations, lesson quality assessments, final program evaluations* and administrator access to monitor implementers use of SPARKfamily.org (and/or SPARKabcs.org)*
    • *On request and/or if applicable

Follow-up and Sustainability:

  • “SPARK Star Training” and 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:

  • SPARK Standard and Premium Programs do not include curriculum, equipment, or transportation expenses.
  • Up to 40 attendees per workshop.
  • Combine with others and share costs (e.g., 10 schools send 4 teachers each, price per school is 1/10 of total above).
  • SPARK Star Training is not for every scenario. Speak with your SPARK representative to see if it’s right for you.
  • For current SPARK curriculum prices, contact your SPARK representative and/or Click Here.
  • Individuals completing a Premium Program earn the title “SPARK Certified Instructor.” Standard and Premium Program are not “Train the Trainer” models.
  • Canada pricing: Standard Program = $3,569; Premium Program = $6,229
  • Projects outside of the contiguous 48 States may incur additional charges. Please contact SPARK for pricing.

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.

SPARKfamily.org:

SPARKfamily.org is a special, password-protected website where you can access a library of effective digital tools to support your program.

SPARKfamily members can:

  • Access the complete Digital Curriculum with digital files of all content
  • View instructional videos of SPARK activities and dances
  • Use interactive alignment and assessment tools
  • Access hundreds of skill and task cards – English and Spanish
  • Receive helpful tips from SPARK’s Master Trainers

SPARKfamily also provides:

  • SPARKfit – Fitness & nutrition focused lessons, circuit training videos, goal setting tools, and more! (3-6, MS, HS, AS)
  • SPARKg.y.m - Academic integration activities - teaching Great Young Minds! (K-2, 3-6, MS)
  • SPARKdance - All of the SPARK PE and After School dance videos, music, and lessons in one place! (K-2, 3-6, MS, HS, AS)

Click Here for more information.

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.

 

Contact a SPARK representative with questions and/or to have a proposal developed aligned to your needs.

Email: spark@sparkpe.org or Call: 1-800-SPARK-PE (772-7573)

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