June 9, 2020 -
2020 - The year that changed everything! A global pandemic, educational equity challenges, increased awareness and activism against racism - and we are only halfway through the year!
At Spark 101, we have been working to respond to the challenges facing our community. From the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, when we worked to provide resources for teachers and parents as students transitioned to distance learning; to highlighting good news with our Spark Superhero Campaign; to most recently gathering anti-racism resources for use both at home and within the classroom.
We have expanded our product offerings to include Career Snapshot videos that showcase high-growth careers and training opportunities in selected industries and/or geographies. We encourage you to check out our most recent work in Dallas.
We are continuing our efforts to support the communities we serve with our new Beyond the Classroom page, where we will be providing K-12 home lesson plans, digital guides for using Spark 101 remotely, and much more! In order to access this content, all you need to do is create a free account and sign in.
We also recently launched the Spark 101 Voices podcast, where we feature incredible students and industry experts from our Spark Superhero Campaign. All podcast episodes are easily accessible via iTunes. In future episodes, we will highlight industry professionals from our “Data-Driven Decision Making” Spark 101 STEM skills video and later, from our Career Snapshot videos.
And finally, we have expanded our service offerings to include virtual coaching and professional development for workforce educators and/or teachers. Check out the work we did with ASCD and teachers nationwide!
Look out for our upcoming Spark 101 Snack Pack with additional activities for students of all ages! Subscribe to our newsletter and visit us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to stay up to date with the latest video news, blog information, and podcast episodes.