TruSpark

TruSpark is an eye-opening experience with real-world applications! First know yourself, and then discover what career paths are the best fit for your core motivations.

The story-based online app will identify your teen’s top 3 Core Motivations (or inner drives). Then the lessons and printables will guide your teen through a custom career exploration path, based on those 3 Core Motivations.

 

  • It’s EASY for you—fully-planned and clear enough that most teens can do it independently.
  • It’s EYE-OPENING for your teen, revealing what truly motivates them to act in their zone of excellence. 
  • It’s PRACTICAL, taking teens through the most up-to-date data about the American job market and helping them zero in on possible career paths.

 

With TruSpark assessment + curriculum, any homeschool parent can wear the hat of guidance counselor.

Self-knowledge is a valuable life skill! The fun, interactive TruSpark app reveals your teen’s top three core motivations—those inner drives that bring zest to life. Is your teen a Builder? A Visionary? An Impactor? Find out with TruSpark’s tool. It’s based on your teen’s own stories, so it’s different from any other test—and far more engaging.

Then using those three core motivations as a springboard, the TruSpark curriculum guides your teen to explore careers that will be a good fit, using the most up-to-date data about the American job market.

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Review – TruSpark Assessment + Curriculum

General Information

 

  • Curriculum Developer – TruSpark
  • Sample Link
  • Grade Level Scope: Upper elementary, Middle School/Junior High, and High School
  • Subject Covered: Career exploration, social skills and life skills
  • Cost Range: $50 – $100
  • Supplemental materials: Not needed, but available if desired
  • Format: Printable, download, online product, and online class
  • Religious content: No

Basic Features

 

  • Methodology: Online, self study
  • Learning Styles Utilized: Visual, Interpersonal, Verbal, and Intrapersonal
  • Intelligences Utilized: Logic, Pictures, Words, Relationships, and Contemplation
  • Teaching Styles Utilized: Scripts, Videos, Progressive steps, Independent Work, and Open ended
  • Common Core: Yes
  • Accredited: No
  • Teacher Helps: Average

Product Description 

 

  • Font Size: Larger than average
  • Pictures: Many colorful pictures
  • Binding: None, virtual
  • Lessons Included: Several mini lessons within 3 bigger sections
  • Intended Curriculum Usage Length: 1 week
  • Assessment methods used: Drag-and-drop, matching, end of unit assessments, and multiple assessment methods permitted

Adapability 

 

  • Amount of Handwriting Required: A little more than average
  • Possible Assistive Technology Modifications: Typing
  • Executive Functioning Concerns: Multiple smaller tasks to track 
  • Possible teacher intervention: Read text to student who has reading or visual disability and/or type student input
  • Average Length of Lessons: 10-20mins for the mini lessons, 90 mins per section
  • Concentration Level Required: More than average
  • Modifiable by Lengthening Out Lessons: Very easily
  • Language Complexity: A little above average

SPED Homeschool Review Crew Feedback

What was the one thing that most impressed you about this curriculum?

This motivation assessment and accompanying curriculum is fantastic for helping parents help their children (and perhaps themselves) learn what motivates them and how it ties into applicable careers as well as ways to relate to others based on how one thinks reacts, and sees things differently from others around us. How we are gifted makes a big difference as to how we perceive, relate and are motivated to learn as well as best modes of learning and teaching that go with it. This program will be eye-opening in that respect. The screens are simple and straightforward though some have more extensive reading. The results will be helpful for short and long term activities related to career exploration and motivation to learn in general.

What should parents of children with learning needs be aware of when looking into this curriculum?

If your child is not a self motivated reader, you will need to work through this material with them. At this point they do not have auditory accommodations that read the material to the student as they go through the slides, so it will need to be read to struggling readers. If your child struggles with writing, consider doing photo stories or verbal stories with them as they go through the sections where they suggest to have students write out their ideas or stories.