Topics can be customized to meet the needs of your district or agency. The following topics are in addition to standard subject areas including ELA, math, and science.
All workshops are currently virtual.
Building teachers' facility in engaging students online and the practice of virtual instruction
Culturally Responsive Instruction
Building teachers' skill in supporting students' diversity and cultural needs
Fostering equity in classrooms and districts through pedagogy, curriculum choice, and classroom management
Instructional Coaching & Mentorship
Training teacher-leaders to serve as mentors and coaches
Structuring competency-based learning and assessment experiences for students
Assisting teachings in developing appropriate accommodations and meeting resource students' needs; paraprofessional training.
Inquiry- and Project-Based Learning
Building learning experiences around students' curiosty and building problem-solving skills
Social Emotional Learning
Fostering students' critical understanding of global issues and making connections to other cultures
Universal Design for Learning
Creating units and lessons that support this method of pedagogy
Building teachers' sense of agency and efficacy through example and inspiration
Assisting teachers in learning to collaborate and co-teach across grade levels and disciplines
English Language Learners
Supporting ELLs in every context
Developing skills for parapros, who work closely with students but often need more complete support
Supporting teachers across disciplines in teaching appropriate research and documentation skills
Helping teachers keep up with the ever-changing landscape of educational technology
All-day workshops, conference sessions, group training for faculty/staff of individuals schools and districts.
Auditorium-style convocation speech
Themed keynote address
Large Group Presentation
Hands-on, productive workshops for department or entire faculty
Engaging presentations with audience interaction
Specific, focused skill-building for staff adopting new pedagogy
Interactive breakout session
Applied learning format
Spark Teaching Group's Services
Spark works with school districts to provide exactly what you need for your teachers to thrive. Whether that's a full-day workshop for a single department, a half-day teaching strategies seminar for a building, or a motivational convocation address for your entire district, Spark makes it easy for you.
Spark figures out all the logistics for you. After a district liaison works with Spark to determine needs, Spark retains an award-winning Teacher Consultant and arranges logistics. Spark picks up the zoom tab too. You just pick a date, topic and format, and relax. We've got you covered.
Excellence and Professionalism
Spark's Teacher Consultants are Teachers of the Year and other award-winning teachers from their home states, recognized nationally for their professionalism and excellence in the classroom as well as their districts and states. They bring this level of excellence to everything they do, including providing professional development for your teachers.
Unlike larger corporate-style consultancies, Spark Teaching Group provides a personalized, unique service to each district or agency at an affordable cost.
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