Curriculum and Professional Learning Library

The Kid Spark downloadable STEM curriculum and online, on-demand professional learning modules make it possible for any caring educator to teach the program in any classroom setting, even with the youngest children. The elementary and middle school STEM programs are especially effective at helping children to see themselves as critical thinkers and problem solvers. All Kid Spark Education curriculum follows a similar pattern, moving from convergent learning to divergent making.

Curriculum and Professional Learning

Elementary School Program

Everything you need to teach young children the fundamentals of STEM is right here.

Phase 1: Foundational Fluencies  (Grades PK - 1)

Educators mentor students to develop foundational capacities prerequisite to all STEM learning, like spatial reasoning, problem-solving, and symbolization. While many students learn these fluencies at home, this phase helps fill in critical gaps that may exist, especially for underserved students.

Foundational Fluencies Curriculum

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Phase 2: STEM Fundamentals (Grades 2 - 5)

Students begin exploring applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, and robotics. Students focus on intuitive concepts like how to make things strong and how to make things move. As a result, they gain confidence in their ability to use technology to design solutions to problems.

STEM Fundamentals Curriculum

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Curriculum and Professional Learning

Middle School Program

Everything you need to help your students gain the skills and confidence to persist in STEM is right here.

Phase 1: Applications in Design & Engineering (Grades 6 - 8)

Students build on what they’ve learned in the Elementary School program to explore STEM concepts from their everyday world, authoring with technology to solve problems and create new solutions. Projects focus on structural and mechanical engineering as well as remote control robotics.

Applications in Design & Engineering Professional Learning Modules

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Phase 2: Systems of Technology (Grades 6 - 8)

Students learn to use multiple technologies to create system solutions. Explorations include mechanical and structural engineering, computer-aided design and 3D printing, programmable robotics, and integrated design challenges. These experiences help students increase their curiosity and confidence in STEM concepts.

Systems of Technology Professional Learning Modules

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Systems of Technology Curriculum

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Archived Curriculum

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