Sparks Fair mimics the dynamics of a science fair and gives participants the opportunity to network with others to share their spark and learn about others’ sparks. Note: Participants should complete the What Makes You Happy? activity prior to this activity.
Planning and Preparation: Any number, as long as space allows for all participants to have space to present their spark.
Developmental Relationship Element: Expand Possibilities.
CASEL Competencies: communication, relationship skills.
Objectives: Build and strengthen relationships among participants. Build and strengthen relationships among participants and leaders. Deepen understanding of the element of Expand Possibilities
Related Resources on Relational Practices
Approaches to Challenging Growth
Ten approaches that can be integrated into classroom or program activities that build the Challenge Growth element of the developmental relationships framework.
Tool / Playbook
Reframing Family Engagement
A self-reflection tool from Search Institute outlining six shifts of emphasis that can energize how schools and organizations engage with families.
What Can You Teach?
Activity where participants share their skills and knowledge with a group.