Professional Learning for International Educators

Kelvin Sparks

March 4th, 2015 by admin

Kelvin has a wealth of experience in both teaching and curriculum leadership roles in national and international schools. As chair of the Mathematics committee of the International Schools Curriculum Project, he was one of the curriculum writers of the International Baccalaureate Primary Schools Programme (IBPYP).

Kelvin discovered his passion for mathematics only when he started teaching. Since then, he has developed innovative teaching materials and refined strategies to engage, inspire and empower learners of all abilities. Over his forty-year career, Kelvin has worked to transition primary mathematics teaching from mechanical/procedural training to concept-based meaning-making and problem-solving.

Likewise, it was only in adult life that Kelvin discovered his own creative flair and his sense of the important role of creativity in the learning process. As a result, he has always endeavoured to enliven even the more mundane learning tasks with a dash of creativity that adds spice and breeds a joy of learning that is infectious.

Kelvin is currently working as an educational consultant in Mathematics and Creativity. He is married to Jo Fahey, acknowledged inquiry researcher and early childhood expert.

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