Spark! Teaching and Learning immerses students in teaching and learning. Students will understand learning styles, teaching methodologies, technology integration, cultural responsiveness and a focus on data-driven decision making in the schooling system. Students will engage in a collaborative relationship between teachers, administrators, students and families. This experience will focus on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching; the basic principles of educational psychology; the art of teaching; the planning and administration of educational activities; and the social foundations of education. Students will experience the true essence of the teaching and learning process through observation, interaction and teaching. Students may participate in Spark! for two consecutive years if their schedule allows.
Spark! Teaching & Learning meets at Highcroft Ridge Elementary School in the Parkway School District.
Dual credit is available through University of Missouri – St. Louis, Lindenwood University and Maryville University.