Are You a Transformative Facilitator?

Then this blog’s for you! Eva writes about helpful facilitation methods you can use to increase participation and learning – whether you are leading a meeting, workshop, or class! Click here to read more and to subscribe to the blog.

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Bridging the Bay – Fall 2017!

Come join us on Saturday, November 4 for the 9th Annual Bridging the Bay conference at Chabot College. To register, click here. Eva will be hosting: “You Can’t Teach the Head if You Haven’t Captured the Heart.” A large part of SEL centers on a young person’s ability to identify their own strengths and areas […]

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2017-2018 Spark Decks Workshop Schedule!

Spark Decks is thrilled to announce that we are offering a dozen workshops through San Francisco’s Department of Children, Youth, and Families’ (DCYF) Technical Assistance and Professional Development initiative.  Here is what we are offering along with links to register!  (For a complete list of DCYF workshops, click here). Self Care for Youth Serving Professionals […]

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It’s Time to Take Care of YOU!

Working with youth is not always easy.  When the the day is over – even the super fun days – we often feel worried, grumpy, or just plain exhausted. The problem is, staff who are perpetually tired and stressed are more likely to get sick, be absent, or experience burnout.  We have all been there. It is for this […]

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Training of Trainers

We are thrilled to be hosting two Training of Trainers sessions at PCY‘s Expanded Learning Symposium.  If you’d like to join us, click here.  We hope to see you there!

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A Letter from Eva

As many of you know, last August I moved with my husband and two small boys (they were only 2 and 5 when we left!) to the middle of China.  We had accepted teaching positions at Yangtze Normal University, on the outskirts of a small suburb in Chongqing, where we taught English and American Culture […]

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Hello from China!

Did you know that Spark Decks co-founder Eva Jo Meyers is spending this year teaching at Yangtze Normal University in China? We caught up with Eva during her lunch break. Spark Decks:  What are you teaching? Eva:  I’m teaching three sections of “American Culture” to English Education majors.  These are students who will go on […]

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Fall 2015 Promotion!

We are excited to announce that we have released two new decks:  Building Social and Emotional Skills and Reflection Prompts for Youth! Once again, you spoke and we listened! “Building Social and Emotional Skills” cards offer a variety of techniques and activities to build and support those personal qualities that lead to goal setting, planning, […]

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Start the School Year off with a Deal!

From now until September 30, 2015, receive a free hour of in-person introductory training from a Spark Decks trainer when you order 10 Spark Decks! What can we do in an hour? We will tailor the workshop to cover the topic of a specific deck, or do a general overview training on how to use […]

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Happy End of School!

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s launch of Spark Decks such a success!  In June alone we sold almost 300 decks and did a ton of trainings for sites across the Bay Area.  We couldn’t be happier to be helping support all of the great work you are doing with youth. We are […]

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