The cutting-edge online 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

146,000
RESOURCES

STORED IN SPORK
RESOURCE LIBRARY

39
SCHOOLS

USE SPORK ACROSS
THE UNITED STATES

22,650
STUDENTS

ARE ENROLLED IN
THE SPORK PROGRAM

14
AUTHORS

CREATING INNOVATIVE

SPORK CURRICULUM

Why create SPORK when there are existing systems on the market?

I have over 20 years of experience building a curriculum for a school network that I co-founded, BASIS Charter Schools, which are consistently on top of school rankings lists in the United States. I did not achieve these results by using others’ curricula. I did it by learning from the systems around us, and then inventing new and better ones. SPORK is built in that same spirit.                                                                                                                       

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 mentors and the authors. 

 

1. STUDENTS

No aching backs for SPORK students! Digital learning materials are conveniently available anywhere, any time. And for young students (K-3), interactive games help to make learning fun... read more

1. STUDENTS

2. TEACHERS

SPORK teachers get access to fully developed lesson plans with resources, homework, and more—all with the flexibility to be adapted or enhanced with the teacher’s own content... read more

2. TEACHERS

3. MENTORS

SPORK mentors provide resources, guidance, and support to SPORK teachers. They help to manage curriculum content and ensure that SPORK teachers have all they need to succeed... read more

4. AUTHORS

Authors using SPORK can create and organize lesson plans, instructional resources, and all other curricular content in a convenient, modern, and interactive digital interface... read more

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 Tucson North

Head of School
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)

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

Vice President of Charter School Management, BASIS Charter Schools

Head of Operations
BASIS Oro Valley (Arizona)

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

Former Algebra Teacher, Head of Operations for BASIS Oro Valley

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

SECURE AND RELIABLE: Secure cloud solutions support agile development of platform applications with reliable access that ensure only relevant content is shared with end users.

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

FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTABLE: The system supports a wide array of features that are easily integrated with other management systems.

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

CONVENIENT AND INTUITIVE: Intuitive and user-friendly interfaces make everything from curriculum and content management to classroom instruction simple and easy.

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

4

INSTANT AND EFFICIENT: Users can receive system updates and access to all materials instantly, saving time and resources to focus on what is important.

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

5

POWERFUL AND COLLABORATIVE: SPORK educators are empowered to share resources, tools, and best practices from anywhere.

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.

SPORK Learning Content Overview

READY-TO-USE CONTENT

BUTTERFLY MATH & SCIENCE

In the Butterfly Math & Science curriculum, K–3 students learn both math and science concepts side-by-side every day in a single interdisciplinary course. Through this curriculum, students are exposed to a wide variety of science concepts as they learn about the intimate relationship between math and science through interactive tablet technology.

READY-TO-USE CONTENT

SPORK MATH COURSES

SPORK Math courses for grades 4–9 provide a unique spiraling curriculum designed to naturally develop advanced mathematical skills through independent exploration and discovery. Students are exposed to new concepts through detailed step-by-step explanations with insight into their historical development. Lessons emphasize varied perspectives, visuals, and applications that support multiple learning styles for all students.

READY-TO-USE CONTENT

BUTTERFLY HUMANITIES

In the Butterfly Humanities curriculum, K–3 students learn both language arts and humanities topics in a single interdisciplinary course. Humanities concepts are directly integrated with new vocabulary, readings, and student worksheets for each lesson. Students learn text content analysis, sentence construction, and various grammatical concepts, and write their first paragraphs using the humanities content of the lesson.

WORK-IN-PROGRESS CONTENT

BUTTERFLY MUSIC

The emphasis on formal music instruction stems from the fact that basic music theory is a perfect example of a logical arrangement of theoretical concepts accompanied by a perfect practical representation – sound. While students acquire a lifelong ability to read and listen to music, even those who have not progressed into playing instruments or singing as a hobby or professional appreciate gaining this useful general knowledge so easily at an early age.

SPORK Learning Content Overview

READY-TO-USE CONTENT
BUTTERFLY MATH & SCIENCE

In the Butterfly Math & Science curriculum, K–3 students learn both math and science concepts side-by-side every day in a single interdisciplinary course. Through this curriculum, students are exposed to a wide variety of science concepts as they learn about the intimate relationship between math and science through interactive tablet technology.

SPORK MATH COURSES

SPORK Math courses for grades 4–9 provide a unique spiraling curriculum designed to naturally develop advanced mathematical skills through independent exploration and discovery. Students are exposed to new concepts through detailed step-by-step explanations with insight into their historical development. Lessons emphasize varied perspectives, visuals, and applications that support multiple learning styles for all students.

BUTTERFLY HUMANITIES

In the Butterfly Humanities curriculum, K–3 students learn both language arts and humanities topics in a single interdisciplinary course. Humanities concepts are directly integrated with new vocabulary, readings, and student worksheets for each lesson. Students learn text content analysis, sentence construction, and various grammatical concepts, and write their first paragraphs using the humanities content of the lesson.

WORK-IN-PROGRESS CONTENT
BUTTERFLY MUSIC

The emphasis on formal music instruction stems from the fact that basic music theory is a perfect example of a logical arrangement of theoretical concepts accompanied by a perfect practical representation – sound. While students acquire a lifelong ability to read and listen to music, even those who have not progressed into playing instruments or singing as a hobby or professional appreciate gaining this useful general knowledge so easily at an early age.

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BASIS SPORK CLAIM