Spark101 is a free resource to help educators ignite student interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Educators use Spark 101’s interactive industry videos and instructional resources to engage students in inquiry-based learning to build key 21st century skills like critical-thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration. The short, scenario-based videos are directly aligned to national curriculum programs, such as the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP), Project Lead the Way (PLTW) and National Academy Foundation (NAF) programs. Local industry professionals—from business, academic, non-profit and government sectors—develop project-based videos that highlight real-world STEM challenges, inspiring and preparing future problem solvers. North Texas was the first community to maximize the use of Spark 101 to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world applications, which aligns with the United 2020 community goal to prepare 60 percent of graduates to succeed in education after high school.
Spark101 partnered with the Perot Museum of Nature and Science as the local affiliate who helped build the adoption of Spark101 in the region, as well as supported outreach and training to local educators and industry content contributors. Spark101 identified demand for STEM teacher training which led to the development of The Kosmos Energy STEM Teacher Institute at the Perot.
OUR WORK: GroundFloor provided $50k in seed funding and mentoring centered around coaching program staff on teacher engagement and impact tracking.Visit Spark101 online!