Schultz Center's One Spark education initiative

Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:53:29 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 12 2013 01:26:29 PM EST

The Schultz Center is teaming up with One Spark to create EdSpark, an umbrella under which Creators with education-related products will participate in the event.

The Jacksonville-based education center made the announcement Tuesday morning.

"We couldn't be more excited to become a part of this creative festival," said Deborah Gianoulis Heald, president and CEO of the Schultz Center. "One Spark is an ideal environment for teachers, parents and others interested in innovation in education to bring their ideas, projects, concepts and products to life. In addition, it opens One Spark to students under 18 and provides them with a platform to dream big and out of the box on anything in which they have an interest."

Students would have to work with an adult mentor on their projects or be a part of a team that includes adults in order to participate in EdSpark projects.

"One spark is all about connecting ideas to resources, and the belief that those ideas can come from anywhere," said One Spark Executive Director Joe Sampson." With their unwavering commitment to innovation, it makes a lot of sense for the Schultz Center to curate a venue for education-based creator projects at One Spark 2014."

Creator registration for One Spark, including EdSpark, will open December 1st and run through January 31st. The Schultz Center is holding an EdSpark open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on January 9, 2014. More details will be announced as the event gets closer.

The Schultz Center is dedicated to raising student achievement through professional development services for educators in Northeast Florida.


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