We are looking forward to welcoming you to Riverton Parke on Friday, February 24 for our fourth annual SPARC Conference!  We have an excellent line-up of presenters and session topics, and we hope you will leave the day inspired and excited about something that you’ve learned in your time with us.  Here are a few pieces of information in preparation for our day together!


4 Professional Growth Points are available for attending the SPARC Conference.  All attendees will receive a post-conference survey.  Completing the survey to trigger will trigger an email includingi your certificate.

Screenshot 2015-01-23 15.04.08You’ll want to bring a laptop, netbook or tablet to get the most out of the conference.  Many sessions are hands-on and encourage you to explore the tools they feature.  It will also give you access to virtual spaces where you can post questions and retrieve resources your presenters provide.

Screenshot 2015-01-23 15.06.46Southwest Parke staff should arrive at Riverton Parke by 8:10 for eLearning availability.  Our guest should plan to arrive between 8:30 and 8:50 to allow yourself time to pick up your name badge & goodies and find a seat.  We’ll begin promptly at 9:00. The conference will end at 2:00ish, but attendees are encouraged to remain for up to an additional hour in our “PLN Cafe” – connecting, collaborating and solving the world’s problems!  Refreshments will remain available during this time.

Screenshot 2015-01-23 15.07.10If you are not familiar with Riverton Parke, we need to warn you that we are a very rural school. Vehicle GPS programs have been known to guide people well off course in trying to visit us!  Please visit the Getting Here page for a map that you can depend on, as well as hotel information if you will require Friday night accommodations.  Be advised that you will have some travel time even from the nearest hotel on Saturday morning!

screenshot-2017-02-19-17-44-34Lunch will be catering from Fazoli’s!  Our menu includes fettuccine alfredo,  spaghetti with marinara, spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, and breadsticks.  Drink options include lemonade, unsweet tea, sweet tea and water.  We’ll have Ashley Organ’s yummy cupcakes and some cookies available for dessert.  We hope this will meet everyone’s dietary needs, but please feel free to bring your own lunch if not.

Screenshot 2015-01-23 15.07.37Most information you might need is available on this conference website, but please feel free to e-mail Rachel Porter with any questions you may have.

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