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New SPARK 101 STEM Skills Video!

Reducing Food Waste for Global Sustainability

Want to increase student engagement in your environmental science or technology classes? Sodexo and Spark 101 are back with a followup to one of Spark 101’s most popular video challenges, What's for Lunch? 

Sodexo’s "Reducing Food Waste for Global Sustainability" features a community of students, administrators, and cafeteria staff working together to reduce the amount of waste to landfills. To solve this challenge, your students will use math, environmental science, and technology skills to examine various waste types and assess economic impacts through a cost/benefit analysis.

Be sure to login for access to the lesson plan and educator materials today! 

Celebrate Digital Learning Day!

                           
Join thousands of educators and students to celebrate Digital Learning Day 2017 on February 23, 2017! Across the country, classrooms, schools, libraries, districts, and states will highlight great teaching and demonstrate how technology can improve student outcomes. Use Spark 101 on 2/23 and add your participation to the interactive map. Also, be sure to follow Spark 101 on Facebook and Twitter to share your #DLDay preparation, celebration, or enthusiasm!

Additional February Events!

Join educators for this year's "Career and Technical Education Month®" or “CTE Month®."  Quality CTE programs help to prepare students for careers in high-growth fields such as Health Science, Architecture & Construction, Information Technology, Manufacturing, and much more. Celebrate with Spark 101's on-demand resources so that your students can explore careers by solving authentic challenges in these fields. To learn more about CTE, visit the Association for Career and Technical Education®.


Engineers Week (February 19-25)
Utilize the below STEM Skills video to celebrate Engineers Week with your students!

Featured SPARK 101 Trailers!

Toyota - "Communication Upgrades on a Bustling Production Line"
SPARK 101 -  Caterpillar Trailer HD
Caterpillar - "Navigating the Future of Autonomous Vehicles"

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Paid Opportunities For Educators to Support Spark 101

Have you found an exciting Spark 101 video but don't see a lesson plan that suits your needs? Spark 101 seeks enthusiastic educators interested in developing and sharing great lesson plans with fellow teachers. Add to your teacher leadership experiences and help motivate students nationwide to engage in learning content important to student success. This is a compensated opportunity. If you are interested in lending your expertise to improve and expand  our "Educator Resources", please contact: Spark101@114th.org.
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