Introducing the SPRK Education Program
17 Apr 2014
We're excited to announce the launch of SPRK, our first program focused on education.
SPRK – Schools, Parents, Robots, Kids
We created the SPRK (pronounced spark) program because play is a powerful teacher. Whether you’re an educator, parent, or community organizer, SPRK lessons teach kids concepts in programming, robotics, and math in a fun way. The passionate objective of SPRK is to inspire and teach tomorrow's inventors and innovators.
“In ten years, if a child points back to Sphero as their inspiration to becoming an engineer, we’ve done our job. You can’t put a price on that.” - Adam Wilson, Orbotix co-founder
Inspiring Young Minds Now
In the past year, Orbotix has worked with over 50 schools and many more teachers to bring learning with Sphero closer to the classroom, including supporting clubs like Little Miss Geek. Orbotix has also donated over $50,000 worth of Spheros and resources to support these teachers, schools, and communities. And that’s just the beginning. With the launch of SPRK, we have made it easy for any school or club to get started quickly on their own.
More Than Just a Toy
Teachers are not stopping at math, science, and programing, they’re also using Sphero as a tool to engage kids’ imagination in areas like critical thinking and storytelling. In Sphero, we have created a connected toy that can grow with a child. Kids can start by learning shapes and colors using Draw-N-Drive, and advance all the way up to programing with Sphero’s 14 software developer kits and Low-Level API (application programing interface) documentation.
Program and Availability
Sphero can be found online and in over 6,000 storefronts worldwide. Discounts are also offered for educators. Because of this, we are set to support demand as well as allow teachers to get started quickly.
“SPRK is a partnership between us, parents, teachers, and kids. We want to empower teachers while engaging kids in learning.” - Paul Berberian, Orbotix CEO
Do you know someone who might be interested in SPRK? Be sure to let them know!
Learn more at: gosphero.com/education