We are educators, makers and play designers who build material-rich, equitable and accessible hands-on experiences for all PK-5 learners. Our design and coaching team collaborates with learners, educators and caregivers to invent engineering design challenges that are made to be explored, re-built and kept. Every Spark is tested by school-wide teams in our hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. They’re approved by thousands of young builders – and the adults who love seeing them confidently create, connect and collaborate. Each Spark has potential to ignite imaginations for future makers and innovators.
Sparks are hands-on learning experiences for educators and learners. Each integrates engineering, design challenges, imaginative play and robust components that are made for learners to create and keep. Every Spark – from structures that grow to creatures that talk – are tested by school-wide teams of educators and learners, and can be trusted to engage and excite PK-5 builders. All Sparks come with free coaching resources and slide decks with instructions.
Our team of playful learning coaches virtually visit classrooms and learning events by organizations who understand the power of personal connection. So educators and program leaders spend less time planning projects and more time building and fostering learner potential — with a buddy. Learners gain influential time with adults who are clear, confident and present.
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