SPARK TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR INDIVIDUAL EDUCATORS

We have an engaged group of Certified SPARK Facilitators who are bringing this program into their community and schools, and we are thrilled that the SPARK Mentoring Curricula are now being taught in classrooms around the US, the UK, and beyond. 

If you’re an educator and would like to #ShareTheSpark in a meaningful way, then our training programs can provide you with everything you need to deliver our curricula with confidence. 

We train Certified SPARK Facilitators both in-person and online, so no matter where you are in the world, you can help children and youth find their SPARK.

UPCOMING CERTIFIED SPARK FACILITATOR TRAINING PROGRAMS:

CERTIFIED SPARK FACILITATOR: VIRTUAL TRAINING | SEPTEMBER 2020

During this live, virtual group training program we’ll give you everything you need to deliver the S.P.A.R.K. Mentoring Program with confidence, clarity, and plenty of fun!

We’ll walk you through the program objectives, review lessons with you, and explore live, hands-on demonstrations of the activities. We’ll also provide coaching on best practices in delivering the S.P.A.R.K. program with impact and ease.

At the end of our program, you’ll walk away with a certificate stating you have been trained by The SPARK Initiative to deliver the S.P.A.R.K. program as a Facilitator.

Dates: Tuesday September 22nd through Friday September 25th * Dates dependant on which curricula you chose- See Curricula training below for the actual dates.
Location: Virtual program delivered online – participate no matter where you are!
Format: Interactive training in our virtual classroom for three days. Videos of the training will also be recorded for you to keep and re-watch as needed.
Times: 11 am- 5 pm EST

     

    What’s included in your Training:

    • Everything you need to deliver this mentoring program in a classroom with confidence.
    • Coaching around bringing S.P.A.R.K. into your school, organization and community.
    • Unique opportunity to learn from the SPARK program founders and creators.
    • 1 Year Online Membership with access to the Young Child, Child, Pre-Teen and/or Teen S.P.A.R.K. Mentoring Curriculum Platforms. (Depending on which age-group you choose to focus on.)
    • Teacher Handbook download.
    • Student Workbook downloads.
    • Curriculum Video Downloads.
    • Digital Resources + Teaching Kit sent in the mail.
    • Pre-recorded Implementation Videos.
    • Excellent Customer Support.
    • Access to Quarterly Updates with new lesson ideas.
    • Access to our private Facebook Group.

    Upon successful completion of the program you’ll also get a certificate stating you have been trained by The SPARK Initiative to deliver the SPARK program as a Facilitator.

     

    I loved the Certification Training! Thank you so much. What a wonderful group of people – such a lovely warm feeling in that room. I have a meeting with my kids’ school at 12pm today to discuss a pilot programme for the 10/11 year olds. Exciting times!! Thanks again!
    Anne S. | Training Participant

    Ready to Join us? Fabulous!

    Choose the age-group you would like to focus on during your training below, and sign up…

    SPARK YOUNG CHILD

    AGE 5-8

    SPARK CHILD

      

    AGE 8-10

    SPARK PRE-TEEN

    AGE 10-13

    SPARK TEEN

    AGE 13-22

    ALL INCLUSIVE

    ALL 4 AGE GROUPS

    MORE WAYS TO SHARE THE SPARK

    Join us this September!

    This program is a fun, interactive and dynamic Parenting Course!

    Open enrollment begins now through September 29th. The program will then start on September 29th with a live kick-off webinar!

    This course is for any and all parents who want to have a better understanding of their children, and themselves. It is NOT “become a perfect parent” course. It will simply show you how the mind works, to help navigate parenting with greater ease, possibly even less stress!

     

     

     

     

    Why a parenting course?

    If you’ve listened to any of our podcasts or heard us speak, chances are you’ve heard about our kids and our experience as parents. You may have heard us describe our wonder at discovering their innate resilience in the face of trauma, our joy in knowing they are okay no matter what, and our pride in watching them navigate life’s challenges. All of these things happened not because we are perfect parents – trust us, we are far from it! We have long given upon on the “perfect parent” aspiration so don’t expect that from this course! What you can expect is a heart-felt sharing of knowledge and experience that has been a real game-changer for us and so many others. What we have learned and now share with hundreds of at-risk kids and adults has allowed us to be more patient, loving, fun, and creative parents who are more grateful during the highs and more graceful during the lows. We want you to have this knowledge, too. We want you to know on a deep level that no matter what, you are okay, and so are your kids.

    What can I expect in terms of content?

    This course will explore simple yet profound principles of the human mind and resilience. Through very relatable parenting examples and anecdotes, we will explore how state of mind impacts our access to mental resources, clarity, confidence, and capacity as parents. We will gain an understanding of what is going on when we feel disconnected from our kids and are feeling overwhelmed. We will explore what is happening when our children appear unruly and frustrating. Finally, through an exploration of resilience, we hope to bring new thought and hope to the all too common experiences of trauma, anxiety, depression, divorce/separation, self-image and destructive behavior.

    How will it work?

    Once you register for the course, you will immediately get access to the welcome module and our community forum where you can introduce yourself, share your expectations, and get to know the fellow parents who will be accompanying you on this journey.

    We will have our first of six group webinars on Tuesday September 29th from 12 – 1:30 pm ET / 5 – 6:30 pm UK. These webinars are a chance for us to collectively reflect on that week’s content and go deeper into our exploration of ourselves as parents. We will warmly welcome questions, doubts, and frustrations into a loving, mutually supportive space.

    Each week a new section of the course will open for you to virtually experience at your own pace. Modules include videos, podcasts, and opportunities to share your questions and reflections in the forum. The amount of time you dedicate to this portion each week is up to you but we would anticipate 1-2 hours to be a good estimate.

    After the six weeks is over, you will have lifetime access to all course components.

    What about my kid(s)? Do you have anything for them?

    Yes! As a bonus for signing up for the Parent Course, we will give you complementary access to our SPARK Youth course ($99 value), which will teach the same concepts with content appropriate for kids of all age groups ages ( parent assistance may be required for younger ages, also bonus videos in some module are appropriate for Preteen-Teen ages). During the course of the six-weeks, there are “connection points” where we provide suggested activities/conversations that you can have with your child to enhance and amplify your learning experience together. 😊

    What does this cost?

    We want this course to be accessible to everyone, regardless of purchasing power. Indeed, the last thing we want to do is inadvertently contribute to social inequities. Therefore, we are offering this Parenting Course on a sliding scale. Simply pay what you can, between $50 – $295. If you are able to pay the full amount, it will help us offset the costs for those who cannot. If the lowest price option is still out of reach, please email info@thesparkinitiative.com for special arrangements.