The Inspark Science Network


Inspark Teaching Network, in partnership with the Center for Education Through eXploration (ETX) at Arizona State University, has released a request for proposals for a grant program awarding up to 2 colleges and universities $15,000 to $30,000. The purpose is to support institutions — already piloting or interested in piloting Inspark courseware — to achieve scale and effective use of next-generation digital learning experiences in gateway science courses.

To learn more, download the RFP. Proposals are due January 30, 2017.

On January 13, Achieving the Dream and the Inspark Teaching Network held an informational webinar with representatives from Miami Dade Community College and the Lone Star College System to discuss their experience using the Inspark courseware.  Here is a video recording of the webinar.


Background Information




Find out how you and your institution can help lead change through the Inspark Science Network, a partnership between world-leading universities, community colleges, science and education experts, and an education technology company. Smart Sparrow, awarded a grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for this project, has created an online courseware platform that draws on the design principles of an innovative online science course at Arizona State University and utilizes tools designed to maximize pedagogical control. Currently being piloted at Eastern Arizona College, this next-generation courseware enables science faculty to offer adaptive introductory level science courses with rich and interactive content aimed at increasing student retention and educational attainment. In this webinar you will preview the course material and find out how to engage this fascinating courseware on your campus!

David Morris, Science Division Chair, Eastern Arizona College 
Professor Ariel Anbar, President’s Professor in the School of Earth & Space Exploration at Arizona State University 
Dr. Dror Ben-Naim, CEO and Founder, Smart Sparrow

Disclaimer: These resources have been provided by Achieving the Dream’s Technology Solution Provider investors and partners and are made available by Achieving the Dream for the benefit of our Network and the post-secondary education field. They are not endorsed by Achieving the Dream nor do they represent the only solutions to the various challenges they address.

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