Spark4Learning

STEAM 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.

Sign Your Student Up Now for Summer 2020!

CAD Ornament Design

Design your ornament

3d Prints

Ornaments Printed with 3D Printer

Decorated Ornaments

Use Acrylic Paint Pens to Decorate Your Ornament

 

PURCHASE AN OZOBOT

UPCOMING 3D DESIGN WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS (AND ADULTS)!

DECEMBER ONLY

Get a taste for:

Beginning 3D Design!

by visiting one of our workshops at

the STAPLES Spotlight Space:

Staples Yorba Linda

5511 Mirage Street, Yorba Linda, CA 92887

or

Staples South Coast

3861 S. Bristol Street, Santa Ana 92704

 

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. 14 at Staples in Yorba Linda and

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.   

General Info

Director: Tammy Guerrero

Grade Levels: 1-4

Non-Discrimination Policy

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

 

Stay tuned:

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”. 

 

Quick Info

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.

Career Opportunities

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.

NOTE:

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.

Staff Directory

     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

Lunch Schedule

This is a schedule of our lunches for those students who have purchased the lunch option upon registration.

Mondays

Subway Kid’s Lunch (sandwich, cookie, and juice box)

Tuesdays

McDonald’s (Happy Meal with juice)

Wednesdays

El Pollo Loco Kid’s Meal (with apple juice)

Thursdays

Subway Kid’s Lunch (sandwich, cookie, and juice box)

Fridays

Panda Express Kid’s Meal (with a bottle of water)

Some Past Students!

 

Children are absolutely amazing and we love to ignite their Spark4Learning!

Here are some past students working on different activities including:

line coding for Ozobots, block coding for CUE robots, kids teaching kids how to join Little Bits circuits to make new things happen, and more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sign up for 2020 Summer Program

More details coming soon!

Become a Part of Our Summer Camp Educating Team in 2020

Become a STEAM Academy Instructor!

We are accepting applications for next year’s Academy. At this point in time, applications are considered to be applications for interest and applicants will be updated in the spring of 2020. Camp instructors will be need to submit to a background check and will be hired as independent contractors. They will also be required to attend training ahead of the camp in order to be prepared to teach their classes.Training will be paid upon completion of the camp.

If interested, please download the application to demonstrate interest in working with us. After completing it, please email it to Spark4Learning@gmail.com. This will put you in the eligiblity pool and we will contact you in the spring of 2020. If your contact information changes, please keep us updated.

Thank you for your interest!

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!

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

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Location for the 2020 STEAM Into SPACE Academy:

18821 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

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Program Hours:

M-F: 8am – 3pm
Weekends: Closed

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)!

Our Director

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 “Sigh 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!

Best regards,

Tammy Guerrero

Founder and CEO, Spark4Learning Inc

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Program

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!

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Get In Touch

Telephone: 714.328.3988

Email: spark4learning@gmail.com

Program Hours: M-F: 8am – 3pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

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.