Catch Up with an Annual Conference
Spark provides conference stipends to send network members to any of these upcoming conferences on learning and creativity.
Project-Based Learning: Session Recap
Ken Lockette, Principal of Avonworth High School, joined leaders and educators of the Spark network today at The Sprout Fund offices for a Lunch & Learn focused on project-based learning.
How Kids are Learning to Hack
Mozilla is creating education waves across the nation as they implement Hack Jams. GOOD Worldwide recent mentor of a Los Angeles Hack Jam, gives some background on Hack Jams. We know that if we want kids to be more than consumers of technology, we have to give them the tools they need to build things […]
Spark Network Round Up for July 5th, 2012
A weekly round up of news, events, opportunities, and sundry items of interest to the Spark network.
Spark Network Update for June 28, 2012
Don't miss these exciting events and opportunities happening in the coming days!
Nina Marie Barbuto uses art to build confidence…and community
Abby Mendelson writes about Nina Marie Barbuto and the learning parties at Assemble, where people come to have fun and learn-by-doing, in the Pittsburgh City Paper.
AIU Reports from Education Day at the Bay
Allegheny Intermediate Unit traveled to San Francisco for Education Day and Maker Faire. This is what they had to say about it.
Recap of FredForward 2012
The Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College hosted the 2012 FredForward conference Sunday, June 3rd to Tuesday, June 5th.
Guest Post: Steeltown Entertainment celebrates the young talents of Take a Shot Contest
Take a Shot at Changing the World Film Festival showcases videos made by young filmmakers and awards $10,000 in prizes.
Future Tense: Learning by Making
Maker-in-Chief Dale Dougherty takes his arguments for building, tinkering, exploration and learning-by-doing in a Slate Future Tense article
Learning Builds STEAM at Crafton Elementary
Crafton Elementary hosts a STEAM Showcase of new approaches to learning that combine science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.
Exciting Pittsburgh Events — Pittsburgh International Children's Festival
If you've made a promise to yourself, or to your kids, to attend more Pittsburgh events and have more summer learning fun this season, the Pittsburgh International Children's Festival is a great place to start.
Vote for your favorite Take A Shot! videos
Take a Shot! at Changing the World has entered the voting phase. Vote for your favorite student video to take home up to $2,000 in prizes!
Are We Teaching Creativity or Killing It?
While it's easy to compare grades to see which students are falling behind in math class, creativity is a harder thing to measure.