At eSpark Learning, we have developed the first iPad-specific personalized learning system. We streamline the best apps, great educational practices and data collection into one K-8 platform. We aim to empower teachers to transform their classrooms with technology. We’re growing our team and impact, and hope to meet you soon!
TypePrivate
HQChicago, US
Founded2010
Size (employees)50 (est)
Websiteesparklearning.com
eSpark was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Chicago, US
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Key People/Management at eSpark

David Vinca

David Vinca

Founder & CEO
Luke Shepard

Luke Shepard

CTO
Mary Gurley

Mary Gurley

Student Learning Innovation Specialist
Kirat Doshi

Kirat Doshi

Director, Partnership Delivery
Maren McMullen

Maren McMullen

Senior Curriculum Innovation Specialist
Colleen Loftus

Colleen Loftus

School Partnership Manager
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eSpark Office Locations

eSpark has offices in San Francisco and Chicago
Chicago, US (HQ)
100 S State St
San Francisco, US
243 2475 3rd St
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eSpark Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2010

eSpark total Funding

$5.7 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

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eSpark News and Updates

Rural District Achieves Unprecedented Academic Growth with Personalized Learning and iPads

MIFFLINTOWN, Pa., June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, students at Juniata County School District grew an impressive average of five percentile points on the NWEA MAP, a nationally-normed assessment on which the typical US student is not expected to see percentile gains over any given...
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eSpark Blogs

eSpark Teacher-Leaders Share Their Best Launch Tips

Your school just partnered with eSpark and you’ve attended your first PD session. Now what? Take your eSpark implementation to the next level with these tips from teacher-leaders at districts across the country. Happy eSparking!

Retaining New Teachers: 3 Supports That Actually Work

As an undergraduate student going into my fourth year of an education program, I’m part of a cohort of around 60 soon-to-be teachers who are ready to take on the world. We have been taught about teacher bias and pedagogy; technology, math and science; reading and writing and classroom ma…

5 Ways to Fix Your District’s Writing Mindset

This blog post has been adapted from the content shared during the webinar 5 Ways to Fix Your District’s Writing Mindset. Only 9% of ELA middle school lessons include opportunities for extended writing. Consequently, just 24% of 8th graders are able to write at a proficient level. To i…

Preparing Students for Success With Cross-Curricular Writing

Every day, elementary and middle school teachers give cross-curricular instruction without even realizing it. Reading is incorporated into almost every subject area, math is used in science class, and occasionally science and social studies intersect. Writing is often seen as the opposi…

The Future of Writing is at CICS Bucktown

Fourth and fifth grade teachers at CICS Bucktown in Chicago use Frontier’s projects to support reluctant writers and challenge students who are writing and reading above grade level. As the 2017-2018 school year came to a close, teachers Jenna Kaspar and Kimberly Hetzler gave their stude…

3 Strategies to Help Boys Become Stronger Writers

In kindergarten, boys and girls begin their academic careers with nearly equal abilities. By third grade, while boys have historically demonstrated higher math scores, researchers have found persistent gaps in reading and very wide gaps in writing. Both literacy skills and writing engage…
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eSpark Company Life and Culture

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