SparkTruck Teacher Corps
In the first phase of the SparkTruck, the team drove the truck across the country, spreading the fun of maker-inspired learning & helping kids to grow their creative confidence.
In the summer of 2014, we set out to tackle a new challenge: How might SparkTruck create a lasting impact in schools? Our prototype: a summer experience designed to inspire & empower teachers to bring creative learning into their classrooms. We selected a small cohort of Bay Area teachers to join us for a four-day experience at the d.school.
The SparkTruck Teacher Corps was designed to inspire, train & support teachers in designing & implementing design-based, maker-inspired, hands-on learning experiences for their students. We see the SparkTruck as a powerful tool to catalyze teachers’ enthusiasm for this way of teaching, & as a bridge between content experts, teachers, & skilled makers.
Through hands-on experiences facilitated by the SparkTruck team, including curriculum design tools and coaching paired with the opportunity to test out new lessons, teachers had the opportunity to try out a new way of a teaching & learning.
Scroll below to browse the materials I designed & created with my collaborator (& truck founder) Eugene Korsunskiy.
Programming Planning Document
Check out the program design & implementation assets, including funding proposals, recruitment emails, & a post-program survey among other documents & resources.
Post-Program Blog Post
Click here to read about how the program went & what we learned!