Mark Your 2019 Calendars: SparkFun in the Wild

2019 is fast approaching, and so are the 2019 educational conferences. SparkFun's Community Development Field Engineer, Jeff Branson, has already lined up some exciting talks for the beginning of ... Continue reading

SparkFun's New Professional Development Offerings for Computer Science and Electronics

Now that the school year is underway and everyone is settling into their regular routines, there might be more time in your schedule to think about your Spring and Summer plans. For many of you, that ... Continue reading

Tinkering in code

Summer is the busiest time for SparkFun Education. We run professional learning sessions and present at conferences all over the country. I just returned from the ASEE conference in Salt Lake City, ... Continue reading

Microcontrollers for Educators: Implementing Computer Science in the Classroom.

Part of our mission here at SparkFun is to provide teachers with the foundational tools they need to succeed in the classroom. For the past 8 years, we have been hosting a 5-day workshop, called ... Continue reading

Summer Vacation 101: Prepping for Back-to-School the SparkFun way!

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Heading South to Hang With the Education Rock Stars

A couple times a year I pay to attend conferences. South by Southwest® EDU (SXSW® EDU) is one of those events. The 2018 conference in Austin, Texas, starts Monday, March 5, and goes through ... Continue reading

Training Teachers in Circuitry, Coding and Creativity

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction recently rolled out new Digital Learning Competencies for N.C. students, teachers and administrators. These standards provide teachers with a ... Continue reading

Top 5 Most Enlightening Responses to our Professional Development Survey

We asked; you answered! In June we sent out a survey asking educators a little bit about themselves and how they define and seek out professional development. We set out to learn more about what ... Continue reading

Vote for Maker Education at SXSWedu 2018!

SparkFun doesn’t take summer breaks and we’ve been making plans for our event season next year where we get to travel all around the country sharing cool new projects and exciting technology like the ... Continue reading

Help Us Help You: Take Our PD Survey

For the past seven years, SparkFun’s Department of Education has been delivering content to teachers through a variety of different channels. Our goal at SparkFun is to inspire the inventors of the ... Continue reading

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