Spark4LearningSTEAM INTO SPACE
We seek to ignite a Spark4Learning in each child, and in adults as well!
We offer a full day summer enrichment program for students ages 5 – 12 years old, as well as Saturday workshops during the year. These classes engage your child and spark their mind with science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
—> ***NEW!!!*** We are also currently offering short 1 hour workshops through local Staples Spotlight areas where you can sign your child up to get a taste of line coding, 3D design, and more. Each workshop will focus on a limited subject. See below for upcoming workshops!
We also have a streaming show coming up on Roku and some great video tutorials that will be coming out on YouTube!
In order to stay updated, please scroll down to sign up for our email list.
PURCHASE AN OZOBOT
UPCOMING CODING FOR KIDS WORKSHOPS!
Get a taste for:
Beginning 3D Design!
by visiting one of our workshops at
the STAPLES Spotlight Space
Workshops cost only $5
Saturday, Dec. 21 at Staples South Coast in Santa Ana)
We will learn the basics of 3D design using a free CAD (computer aided design) website.
Participants who choose to do so will create a spherical ornament.
They will have the opportunity to paint a small spherical ornament to take home as a gift or for themselves!
***See the links below***
Beginning 3D Design for all ages! Anyone can use this free CAD (Computer Aided Design) program to put their imagination to work and make it come to life in the computer. These designs can be transferred to a 3D printer and your creation can be printed!
This workshop will be held at 2 Staples Spotlight locations
on 2 different dates only.
Beginning 3D Design is taking place at these 2 Staples Spotlight locations: both at the Yorba Linda and South Coast Plaza stores.
Tickets an be found starting at $5 on EventBrite by clicking here for the Dec. 14 at 10:00am Staples Yorba Linda event: Beginning 3D Design-Make an ornament in YL.
Tickets an be found starting at $5 on EventBrite by clicking here for the Dec. 21 at 12:00 noon Staples South Coast event: Beginning 3D Design-Make an ornament in SA.
Chambers of Commerce:
Spark4Learning is a proud member of the following Chambers of Commerce:
Anaheim Chamber of Commerce
Placentia Chamber of Commerce
Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce
Spark4Learning is just getting started!
We have big things planned and this is just the beginning. Spark4Learning will be offering additional camps as well as shorter workshops. Next summer we plan to work in multiple locations.
In addition we will be adding pages to this website which will include video tutorials and more that will help you ignite a Spark4Learning in your child, and perhaps again in yourself! Tutorials will include how to get started in different types of coding, 3D design, and more. Keep an eye on us because we are also working on a talk show for Roku!
To stay tuned, click on the “Contact Us” button at the bottom of the page under “Get In Touch”.
Registration and Enrollment
Fill out our simple registration form and media release to get started. After emailing the completed forms to us, you will receive an invoice. Final payment secures your place in the program and you will receive an email confirming your spot!
Please note that the registration form is designed for all 3 sessions together. If you with to enroll for one or two sessions instead of all 3 your price will be adjusted accordingly.
Sponsor A Child
Perhaps you had a charmed childhood, or perhaps you know what it’s like to miss out on special opportunities. All students should have access to the amazing resources and experiences that afford them opportunities to ignite their Spark4Learning and reach for their dreams. Please click HERE to go to our GoFundMe in order to sponsor all or part of a deserving student’s tuition. Thank you in advance for your consideration and for sharing this special cause!
Programs & Facilities
This summer we will be located at:
18821 Yorba Linda Blvd. Yorba Linda, CA 92886
where we are renting classrooms for our academy from Calvary Chapel, Yorba Linda.
Next year’s academy may be located at the same location, or another, depending on pre-registration numbers. It is possible that we may offer multiple locations next year.
If you are interested in becoming a part of our summer program staff for 2020, please click on the button below that says “Apply here”. Download and fill in the application demonstrating interest, then email the completed form to Spark4Learning@gmail.com and we will contact you in the spring of 2020 to give you the information you will need to apply for our 2020 summer programs. Please keep us updated if your contact information changes.
All applicants for camp instructorsl will be required to fill out a full application, submit a resumé, references, work history, transcripts, and agree to a background check. If chosen, a contract will be offered.
All instructors who are chosen will be hired as independent contractors and paid at the end of the camp.
All instructors will be required to attend training prior to camp in order to be prepared to teach their classes.
Tammy Guerrero has been an educator for more than 30 years. She was certified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2005 as an accomplished teacher (specifically as an early childhood generalist) and also holds MAs in education as well as in School Leadership and Administration. She is currently a 1st grade teacher who specializes in dual language education and STEAM. Mrs. Guerrero is also the founder, director, and CEO of Spark4Learning Inc. She believes that all students should have access to the amazing resources and experiences that afford them opportunities to ignite their Spark4Learning and reach for their dreams.
Virginia Eshtehardi has been an educator for more than 30 years, including teaching pre-k through adult education, both elementary and secondary administration, and parent education. She is currently a kindergarten teacher who specializes in dual language education and STEAM. Mrs. Eshtehardi believes that all students have an inner genius that needs to be nurtured so students can discover the genius within.
Tabetha Escalera has been an educator for 4 years, and has already been acknowledged as an expert in her field. Mrs. Escalera teaches second grade and is often sought out as someone for new teachers to observe and learn from. She believes that every student brings a uniqueness to the table in the way they think, and that we can all grow and learn from each other!
STEAM into Space
This is a schedule of our lunches for those students who have purchased the lunch option upon registration.
Subway Kid’s Lunch (sandwich, cookie, and juice box)
McDonald’s (Happy Meal with juice)
El Pollo Loco Kid’s Meal (with apple juice)
Subway Kid’s Lunch (sandwich, cookie, and juice box)
Panda Express Kid’s Meal (with a bottle of water)
About Our Program/Classes
The classes will work in a three group rotation every day. Each class is approximately 120 minutes long with a 20 minute morning break and a 40 min break for lunch.
- Class 1: 3D Design
- Class 2: Coding and Science
- Class 3: Art, as well as Learn About Careers in STEAM
Each session of the summer includes all 3 classes and will run:
Monday through Friday from 8am-3pm
-> Session 1 will place June 29-July 3
-> Session 2 will take place July 6- July 10
-> Session 3 will place July 13- July 17
-> Session 4 will place July 20- July 24
–>Stay tuned for Saturday workshops, YouTube tutorials, an upcoming show on Roku, and more!
***Students may bring their own lunches or parents may opt to pay for lunches to be brought in every day for an additional cost of $30 per week (please see the lunch calendar below on the left).
Please click the button in the section at the top of the page to register or email us at Spark4Learning@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Class 1: 3D Design
Students will be introduced to TinkerCad and taught how to create 3D projects which may be printed with our 3D printer. Each week we will create a different design. Students who attend all 4 weeks will have their project printed using the 3D printer.
Class 2: Coding (line coding for Ozobots) and Science
Students will learn different aspects about the solar system each week as well as learn to create line codes so the Ozobots can run a pathway through their representation of space.
Class 3: Art, as well as Learn About Careers in STEAM
Students will create a art representation relating of the solar system. They will also learn about different careers in STEAM each week.
Our Mission & Vision
Our mission is to ignite the Spark4Learning within each child. We strive to nurture each child in a way that promotes the leader they have within and that helps them recognize the power they hold within to develop their inner genius! Spark4Learning encourages each child to gain appreciation for the future while learning key skills to help them adapt in an ever changing world. We believe that all students should have access to the amazing resources and experiences that afford them opportunities to ignite their Spark4Learning and reach for their dreams, which is why our vision includes our next endeavor will be a nonprofit foundation that will sponsor children to gain these experience, whose families would otherwise not have the resources to do so.
3D Printing Done By Some of Our Past Students
We can only accept 25 students for each class!
Even though we would love to take on more, we can only take on 25 students per class, so it is imperative you get your student signed up now before we fill up.
Our next session starts soon
Location for the 2020 STEAM Into SPACE Academy:
18821 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886
M-F: 8am – 3pm
What sets us apart?
Spark4Learning is a high quality STEAM program that actually integrates the components of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. We are aligned with California’s NGSS (Nest Generation Science Standards). In addition our program is full day (8am-3pm)!
For the past 5 years I have been blessed to have organized and run some amazing summer enrichment programs through a school district.
For the past 2 years those programs have been immersive STEAM enrichment for students in 1st through 3rd grades.
Students go through 3 rotations each day. They learn line coding, 3D design (we use Tinkercad to create projects and print them on a 3D printer), writing (students learn about careers in STEM and then write about what they might like to be), and science and art (last year we learned about the ocean and then created ocean habitats, and two years ago we learned about the rain forest and created a rain forest for the Ozobots to drive through).
We are extremely excited to be able to open this up to the public. Please feel free to contact me more more information at (714) 328-3988, or to sign up your child, please click on the button at the top “Sign Your Student Up Now!”.
Please also share this amazing opportunity and help us spread the word on social media! The registered family who helps spread the word and register the most families will receive a free Ozobot!
Here’s a peek into our programs.
- Attend Monday-Friday, 8:00am-3:00pm!
- Learn about space and create a diorama of our solar system!
- Use art to create a course for Ozobot to drive through!
- Learn how to line code Ozobots
- Use TinkerCad to made 3D designs!
- Learn how a 3D printer takes 3D design and prints 3D objects!
- Learn about careers in STEM and make your own book!
Spark4Learning does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, national origin (ancestry), disability, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all our students, staff, and parents.