Now is the perfect time to add a SPARK to your Early Childhood, PE, or Out of School physical activity program. From 4/20-7/31, you can receive SPARK instructional materials and lesson plans as a bonus with the purchase of $500 or more of physical activity equipment.
What is the SPARK Program & Curriculum
SPARK is a research-based program that provides a coordinated package of highly active curriculum, on-site staff development, extensive follow-up support, and expert selected, content-matched equipment.
SPARK strives to improve the health of children, adolescents, and adults by disseminating evidence-based Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, Classroom Activity & Recess, Health, and Nutrition programs to teachers and recreation leaders serving Pre-K through 12th grade students.
SPARK for PE
SPARK Physical Education was designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes, and SPARK was proven to work with both physical education specialists and classroom teachers.
Today, after lessons learned from more than 25 years of ongoing research and field-testing nationwide, SPARK PE is one of the best physical education programs in the world. Over 45 publications have documented the positive effects of SPARK PE — such as:
- Academic Achievement
- Increased moderate to vigorous physical activity in students (to over 50% of class time)
- Fitness achievement (as measured by the Fitnessgram test)
- Sport skills development (throw, catch, kick)
- Enjoyment of PE
- Improved teacher instruction (quantity and quality)
- SPARK effects are lasting (sustainability)
SPARK for Early Childhood
The SPARK Early Childhood program being disseminated today applies the lessons learned from rigorous research and subsequent field-testing in the “real-world.” SPARK Early Childhood is designed to provide children ages 3-5 with high activity, academically integrated, enjoyable movement opportunities that foster social and motor development and enhance school readiness skills.
Young children love SPARK Early Childhood activities because they are age-appropriate, engaging, rhythmical, and fun. Head Start, daycare, and preschool teachers love SPARK because it provides them with the curriculum, training, equipment, and support they need to successfully implement effective early childhood physical activities.
SPARK for Out of School
The SPARK After School program is designed for before/after school programs, summer camps, and other out-of-school agencies that provide youth with opportunities for physical activity outside of the school setting. The SPARK After School program applies the lessons learned from rigorous research and subsequent field-testing in the “real-world.”
SPARK After School provides children and adolescents ages 5-14 with inclusive, highly active movement opportunities that foster social and motor development while maximizing time spent in MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) and fitness.
How to Get SPARK Bonus Curriculum
For a limited time, you can get SPARK instructional materials when you purchase physical education equipment from School Specialty.
Purchase $500+ in PE equipment and receive a SPARK digital curriculum set (value $199) as a value-added bonus!
Act fast, this is a special limited time offer. Offer valid through 7/31/18.
How it works:
- Shop for PE equipment & supplies at School Specialty
- Total your cart to at least $500+ Net Price in PE Supplies
- Select one of the promo codes listed below
- Add the promo code to your cart to receive the special offer!
- Your digital curriculum access code will be emailed to the ship-to email address on the order
- Use the access code at SPARKfamily.org to get started using your SPARK digital curriculum!