Spark Network Update for June 28, 2012

Don't miss these exciting events and opportunities happening in the coming days!

Don’t miss these exciting events and opportunities happening in the coming days!

Upcoming Opportunities

SCE Digital Learning Challenge

This initiative seeks individual and organizational partners working to increase access to the most engaging, educationally effective digital learning media, particularly for under-served populations.Read more here.

Spark & MakeShop Playtesting Grant Applications

Last week, Spark, in partnership with the Childrens Museum of Pittsburgh and MakeShop, announced a Playtesting Grant Program.

If you missed the application workshop on Wednesday, fear not! You still have plenty of time to ready your applications and get them into Spark by July 20th. Contact Spark for more information at

One Minute, Jr. Film Workshop

This One Minute, Jr. Film Workshop  is the only one of its kind that UNICEF hosts in all of North America.  The PDF application is attached.  For ages 13-18.  Check here for details.

July Data Debate

The Government announces it has 5-10 open seats for a mini conference taking place on July 10th which intends to explore how to open up education-related datasets to the private sector. Email Richard Culatta and tell him why you should be at the table!

Last Call for First Call, Mini Maker Faire

This Saturday, June 30th is the Round 1 Deadline of the Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire Call for Makers seeking submissions for participants in this fall’s DIY showcase. Check here for additional information.

Hands-on Workshops at Assemble

Get to Assemble this Saturday and every Saturday for unique workshops featuring things like electronics, paint, and more. The cost is $5 for one class or $25 for six.

Upcoming Spark Events

PBL Lunch & Learn with Ken Lockette

Principle of Avonworth High School, Ken Lockette, will be coming into the Sprout offices on July 9th to do a Lunch & Learn. Over lunch, Ken will discuss project-based learning and suggest ways to integrate the structure into other school districts.

SparkNight Road trip to Oglebay

Head to the Schrader Environmental Education Center of Oglebay Institute on July12th for an evening that emphasizes the relationship between outdoor play and creativity and the unique bond between children and nature. Hear what else is in store here.

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Published June 28, 2012