Our Story Starts Here
In 2007, our roots hit the ground as Share Fair Nation, a non-profit dedicated to providing educators across the country with cutting edge professional learning, and empowering them to better engage students and ultimately inspire them to thrive in the modern workforce.
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.
What is that work, you ask?
At mindSpark Learning we leverage industry to support educators and students so they can cultivate essential skills -- like creativity, emotional intelligence, critical thinking and adaptability -- which ultimately results in a more dynamic talent pipeline, and a workforce that industry can benefit from immediately.
We drive this urgency for transformation by shattering the obsolete paradigm that has allowed education to toil through the last 100 years with no significant change or progress, and urge educators to begin thinking and acting like start-up entrepreneurs. We require them to see their students as colleagues in research and development by taking on some of the most daunting global problems in collaboration with industry experts, specialists and researchers.
We believe that this re-engineering of education requires the voice of industry, and we ensure industry’s participation by structuring our programs to include their voice every step of the way. High yield, root and branch transformation begins with schools understanding workforce development, participating in work-based learning experiences, fostering career literacy and directly connecting students to mentors and authentic opportunities at a young age.
Our work started small in 2007, but we are now reaching educators on a global scale, in China and Dubai. In other words, we are just beginning to scrape the surface of the potential behind education with mindSpark Learning at the center.
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.
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