Re-engineering education since 2007
In 2007, when the nonprofit Share Fair Nation was launched to provide professional learning experiences for educators. Since then, we’ve equipped educators with the tools to tackle society’s biggest problems, prepare their students for the modern workforce and create thriving school communities.
In 2017, we rebranded as mindSpark Learning, but our mission remains the same.
Because many of us at MindSpark have spent time teaching, we know that educators are the greatest path forward to enacting sustainable, systemic, and societal change. One elementary school teacher will impact hundreds of students during their career; a middle or high school teacher will impact thousands.
As we started to build momentum, we met some amazing educators accomplishing unimaginable feats of innovation. One of those educators was Kellie Lauth, the current CEO of mindSpark Learning, and -- along with her strategic team -- the catalyst for change at STEM Launch, and three other flagship STEM schools in the Adams 12 system in Colorado, not to mention 14 sister-schools across the nation as well. Her problem-based learning model has transformed the way students learn at STEM schools, and has been integral to the way their teachers now engage students.
By directly connecting industry with education, and introducing students to real-world authentic problems, students have learned the critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, leadership, communication skills and emotional intelligence necessary to thrive in the modern workforce.
So, when it came time to rebrand Share Fair Nation in early 2017, mindSpark Learning was well equipped with the guiding principles -- our drive to re-engineer education, our dedication to workforce development and our commitment to supporting professionals with cutting-edge learning experiences -- that are paramount to the work we do now, and of urgent need in the current work environment.
While education systems across the globe strive to answer: “How do we prepare young people for the world of 2030 and beyond?” We are asking a different question: “How do we mobilize diverse ecosystems to create sustained economy through education?” Our programs and offerings are designed to answer this question. And, quite frankly, we don’t settle for anything less than excellent customized learning experiences for professionals at all the key pillars of a community: education, industry and government.
When we look at the future, we see a world dependent on a dynamic workforce that has yet to emerge, and our ultimate goal is to support communities in developing this workforce. By doing so, we can ensure a sustainable economy while also mobilizing a workforce that is capable of tackling the complex problems we are sure to face when the calendar turns to 2030.