Student-led conferences

Student-led conferences

SPARK School at Kyrene de las Manitas has shifted from teacher-owned conferences to a student-led approach. This change supports the educator team’s goal of creating a student-centered learning environment in which learners own their progress and goals. This resource...
Student-led conferences

Student-selected support

In an effort to shift the ownership of learning from educator to student, SPARK School at Kyrene de las Manitas has implemented a system for students to reflect on their learning and progress, identify the academic support they need and schedule time to meet with the...
SPARK School: School profile

SPARK School: School profile

At SPARK School at Kyrene de las Manitas, 120 students in multi-aged grade bands (third through fifth grades) work with a core team of six educators: one teacher executive designer, two certified teachers and three teacher candidates. The prototype...
SPARK School: School profile

SPARK School: Spotlight on the schedule

At SPARK School at Kyrene de las Manitas, 120 students in multi-aged grade bands (third through fifth grades) work with a core team of six educators: one teacher executive designer, two certified teachers and three teacher candidates. The prototype...
SPARK School: School profile

SPARK School: Learning space layout

At SPARK School at Kyrene de las Manitas, 120 students in multi-aged grade bands (third through fifth grades) work with a core team of six educators: one teacher executive designer, two certified teachers and three teacher candidates. The prototype...
SPARK School: School profile

SPARK School educators work as a team

This clip features four educators from SPARK School. In it, they describe the impact of teaming with distributed expertise on both educators and students.
SPARK School: School profile

SPARK School implements Student-Selected Mindfulness Time

Several times a week, for a 20-minute period, SPARK students engage in Student-Selected Mindfulness Time. In this clip, a fourth-grade SPARK student and an MLFTC teacher candidate describe the activities students engage in and how they make their choices.
SPARK School: School profile

SPARK School invites experts to the classroom

As part of their preparation for a mock trial, students at SPARK School prepared interview questions for a community member who is an attorney. Hear from a teacher candidate about the value of having community members share their expertise with students.
SPARK School: School profile

SPARK School: COVID addendum

At SPARK School at Kyrene de las Manitas, students in multi-aged grade bands (3rd through 5th grades) work with a core team of six educators: one teacher executive designer, two certified teachers and three teacher candidates. In this resource, you’ll find out how the...