The cutting-edge tablet-based education platform

for designated experts to create and publish
content for courses

for teachers to plan lessons, manage classes,
and utilize course resources

for students to use tablets as a learning
and communication tool

for schools to manage curriculum, increase
instructional efficiency, and save costs

for designated experts to create and publish
content for courses

for teachers to plan lessons, manage classes,
and utilize course resources

for students to use tablets as a learning
and communication tool

for schools to manage curriculum, increase
instructional efficiency, and save costs

for designated experts to create
and publish content for courses

for teachers to plan lessons, manage
classes, and utilize course resources

for students to use tablets as a learning
and communication tool

for schools to manage curriculum, increase
instructional efficiency, and save costs

for designated experts
to create and publish
content for courses

for teachers to plan lessons,
manage classes, and utilize
course resources

for students to use
tablets as a learning
& communication tool

for schools to increase
instructional efficiency, save
costs & manage curriculum

BASIS SPORK CLAIM

6,062
RESOURCES

STORED IN SPORK
INSTRUCTIONAL PART

19
SCHOOLS

USE SPORK ACROSS
THE UNITED STATES

5,760
STUDENTS

ARE ENROLLED IN
THE SPORK PROGRAM

14
AUTHORS

DEDICATED TO 
SPORK 

Why did SPORK decide to introduce a tablet-based learning platform in schools?

For young people, tablets and other interactive digital devices have become an integral part of their daily lives. We give our students tablets to extract the best from this invention. Tablets are not a substitute for teachers, the school community, or the classroom environment.

OLGA V. BLOCK

OLGA V. BLOCK

SPORK Founder

SPORK Users

The SPORK platform is based on the cooperation of users with specific roles in the education process: the students, the teachers, the authors, and the administrators. The tenant can also employ own Tenant Authors, educators who produce resources to deliver to its own users, in addition to the common resources created by SPORK Authors and available for any SPORK Tenants to use.

 

1. AUTHORS

Throughout history, schools have relied on paper textbooks. Authors using SPORK, both SPORK Authors and Tenant Authors, are changing this approach. They’re organizing instructional sources and curricular content in a modern, interactive way, thereby using all of the tablet’s possibilities.

2. TEACHERS

SPORK Teachers are equipped with a powerful tool supporting their instructional delivery, allowing them to shape the curriculum while becoming better teachers empowered by student feedback.

3. STUDENTS

No aching backs for SPORK students! The learning materials are conveniently available to them, no matter where they are: in the classroom, outside the campus, or in the comfort of their homes.

4. ADMINISTRATORS

Administrators trained by SPORK and employed by a SPORK Tenant can manage curricular content and assure intellectual property rights of the Tenant’s authors and teachers. They also can shield student privacy by managing SPORK user roles and access levels.

LASHAWN SHORBE

Piloting SPORK has brought together our Academics Team and Operations Team. Outfitting our students with tablets has created better communication pathways for our departments as we work together to maintain the best customer service for our families.

LASHAWN SHORBE

LASHAWN SHORBE

Head of Operations, BASIS Oro Valley (Arizona)

Head of Operations
BASIS Oro Valley (Arizona)

PATRICIA PEARSON

On the first day of instruction, I held up both a math textbook and a SPORK tablet, and I explained to my students that the textbook represented curriculum that was static and inactive, while the SPORK tablet represented something that was dynamic and active. The students like that they can give input that is passed on to the developers.

PATRICIA PEARSON

PATRICIA PEARSON

Algebra & Geometry Teacher, BASIS Chandler (Arizona)

Algebra & Geometry Teacher
BASIS Chandler (Arizona)

MONIKA MENDOZA

SPORK highlights the importance that strong scaffolding plays in learning. It engages teachers in their lessons further than our previous curriculum. Teachers can easily reflect on the students’ understanding of the lesson.This level of engagement makes for better teaching and better learning.

MONIKA MENDOZA

MONIKA MENDOZA

Head of School, BASIS Oro Valley (Arizona)

Head of School
BASIS Oro Valley (Arizona)

JULIA TOEWS

After years of using the Saxon math curriculum, we chose to switch to SPORK. We wanted more flexibility and responsiveness to the specific needs of everyone. SPORK does just that—and we have seen an improvement in our students‘ math skills. We are excited to roll out other SPORK applications.

JULIA TOEWS

JULIA TOEWS

Chief Academic Officer, BASIS Charter Schools

Chief Academic Officer
BASIS Charter Schools

JENNIFER WECHSLER

The SPORK Algebra I provides more depth than our previous curriculum. The variety of problems allows students to apply their skills more creatively. By the end of the year, they are able to tackle more sophisticated problems. It’s also a great place to share study guides, worksheets, and step-by-step solution guides.

JENNIFER WECHSLER

JENNIFER WECHSLER

Algebra Teacher, BASIS Oro Valley (Arizona)

Algebra Teacher
BASIS Oro Valley (Arizona)

ONDREJ KONAR

I value how the SPORK platform allows direct communication between the authors' teams, reviewers, and teachers. Therefore, content can be continuously improved as we receive user feedback, which enhances both the teacher and the student experience throughout the school year.

ONDREJ KONAR

ONDREJ KONAR

Academic Director, BASIS.ed

Academic Director
BASIS.ed

Highlights

1

AVAILABILITY: The Cloud solution supports the agile development of all platform applications, and provides system updates at the snap of a finger, and instant visibility and accessibility of all material.

AVAILABILITY
The Cloud solution supports the agile development of all platform applications, and provides system updates at the snap of a finger, and instant visibility and accessibility of all material.

2

ADAPTABILITY: The system is easily incorporated with existing school or course or student management systems. All types of Tenants, larger school networks as well as individual schools, can maximize benefits of using SPORK.

ADAPTABILITY
The system is easily incorporated with existing school or course or student management systems. All types of Tenants, larger school networks as well as individual schools, can maximize benefits of using SPORK.

3

CONVENIENCE: The intuitive and user-friendly interfaces make content management a piece of cake.

CONVENIENCE
The intuitive and user-friendly interfaces make content management a piece of cake.

4

SECURITY: The native app is equipped with functionalities allowing remote content management to make sure that only relevant content is shared (viewed).

SECURITY
The native app is equipped with functionalities allowing remote content management to make sure that only relevant content is shared (viewed).

5

IMPACT: SPORK is a highly efficient tool which saves resources and time by easy sharing information. SPORK enables focus on non-routine tasks, and educates a new generation of tablet users.

IMPACT
SPORK is a highly efficient tool which saves resources and time by easy sharing information. SPORK enables focus on non-routine tasks, and educates a new generation of tablet users.

6

FLEXIBILITY: Lesson planning. Class lectures. Projections. Sharing materials. Quick polls. Homework. Feedback.

FLEXIBILITY
Lesson planning. Class lectures. Projections. Sharing materials. Quick polls. Homework. Feedback.

7

LEVERAGE: SPORK educators are enabled to adopt the best practices naturally, instantly, and across regions and teams.

LEVERAGE
SPORK educators are enabled to adopt the best practices naturally, instantly, and across regions and teams.

SPORK Learning Content Overview

READY-TO-USE CONTENT

MATH COURSES

SPORK Math courses create a safe and unique environment for gaining knowledge in mathematics. The spiraling curriculum is designed to develop advanced skills naturally, since students are encouraged to explore and discover laws and patterns in algebra and geometry by themselves. Every concept is profoundly elaborated upon in detailed step-by-step explanations. To support learning in various styles and strategies, each concept is presented using different perspectives and numerous visualizations and applications, along with insights into their historical development.

WORK-IN-PROGRESS CONTENT

SPORK ACADEMY HISTORY SEMINAR

In SPORK Academy Honors History Seminars access important historical concepts through a series of guiding questions. To explore these topics, students will analyze and discuss primary and secondary sources in a largely seminar-based environment. Each seminar is co-taught by two teachers who have been specifically chosen to bring different perspectives, often conflicting, to the seminar table. Students are primarily graded on essays, research papers, and seminar participation.

PLANNING CONTENT

SCIENCE COURSES

Work in progress

PLANNING CONTENT

ENGLISH COURSES

Work in progress

SPORK Learning Content Overview

READY-TO-USE CONTENT
MATH COURSES

SPORK Math courses create a safe and unique environment for gaining knowledge in mathematics. The spiraling curriculum is designed to develop advanced skills naturally, since students are encouraged to explore and discover laws and patterns in algebra and geometry by themselves. Every concept is profoundly elaborated upon in detailed step-by-step explanations. To support learning in various styles and strategies, each concept is presented using different perspectives and numerous visualizations and applications, along with insights into their historical development.

WORK-IN-PROGRESS CONTENT
SPORK ACADEMY HISTORY SEMINAR

In SPORK Academy Honors History Seminars access important historical concepts through a series of guiding questions. To explore these topics, students will analyze and discuss primary and secondary sources in a largely seminar-based environment. Each seminar is co-taught by two teachers who have been specifically chosen to bring different perspectives, often conflicting, to the seminar table. Students are primarily graded on essays, research papers, and seminar participation.

PLANNING CONTENT
SCIENCE COURSES

Work in progress

ENGLISH COURSES

Work in progress

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BASIS SPORK CLAIM