Sphero NewsAmanda Vaden
Introducing the Sphero Heroes Class of 2021!

“The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.” - Mark Van Doren

Ever since Sphero began we’ve seen superstar creators, makers, teachers, and learners take our computer science and STEAM-centric program and run with it in ways we never could have imagined. What started out as a conversation on social media has evolved into a community of passionate educators supporting one another, while sharing their inspirations and successes with Sphero and littleBits in the classroom and beyond.

That passion and dedication to inspiring the creators of tomorrow is what has transformed the Sphero Heroes program into what it is today. 

What is Sphero Heroes?

Sphero Heroes is an education ambassador program designed to recognize and celebrate the great work of pioneering Sphero and littleBits teachers around the world. Now in its fourth year, we are proud to work with more than 100 educators in 19 countries. 

Candidates for the Sphero Heroes program are highly motivated teaching professionals exemplifying a spirit of creativity and curiosity in education and within the Sphero community. Heroes have the opportunity to network directly with the Sphero team, have the opportunity to help with Sphero and littleBits product development, participate in content creation for the blog, our monthly series of webinars, and so much more.

Meet the 2021 Class of Sphero Heroes

We’re thrilled to introduce you to the 2021 class of Sphero Heroes, in no particular order. While 2020 was not a normal school year by any stretch of the imagination, these 18 outstanding educators found innovative ways to apply Sphero robots and littleBits STEAM kits to their curriculum, teaching students to discover new ideas and concepts in the classroom, remotely, and everywhere in between. 

  1. Carrie Farrell, Teacher Leader, Robinson ISD/Junior High in Robinson, TX

  2. Satyendra Arora, Technology Integrator, Yew Chung International School of Beijing in China

  3. Kimberly Hoffman, STEAM Teacher, G. Harold Antrim Elementary in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ

  4. Maria Cavallo, Teacher, ICS Don Milani, Milano, Italy

  5. Beth Doiron, Education Support Teacher, Anglophone East School District in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

  6. Youssef Ayoub, Computer Science Teacher, Lycee Qualifiant Al Mohammadia in Morocco

  7. Chance Weir, Technology & CTE Teacher, Immersed Education Technology Camp Verde School District #28 in Camp Verde, AZ

  8. Laura Wommack, Science Teacher, Mansfield High School in Mansfield, WA

  9. Mark Ochs, STEM Lab Facilitator, Sky Ranch Middle School in Reno, NV

  10. Beth Bass, 3-5 Venture Teacher, Wrights Mill Road Elementary in Auburn, AL

  11. Yen Huynh, Senior Coordinator, CODE, RMIT Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  12. Liz Spradlin, Media Specialist, Heard County High School in Franklin, GA

  13. Justin Wiedrick, Mathematics/STEAM grade 6, Adirondack Middle School in Westernville, NY

  14. Javier Aguilar, Technology Applications / Computer Science Teacher & Robotics Coach, East Fort Worth Montessori Academy in Fort Worth, TX

  15. Céline Gallien, Education Support Teacher K-12, Anglophone East School District in Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada

  16. Jamie Stromberg, Teacher, Kitscoty High School in Vermilion, Alberta, Canada

  17. Jennifer Jensen, Innovation Lab Specialist, Clear Sky Elementary in Castle Rock, CO

  18. Marc Traversy, Elementary Makerspace Teacher, Dorval Elementary in Dorval, Quebec, Canada 

See the Sphero Heroes in Action

Watch the compilation video of 2021 Sphero Heroes submissions. We think you’ll agree they’re the best of the best and we’re excited to have them as a part of our team. 

Watch Their Video 

Please join us in congratulating these 18 new Sphero Heroes as they embark on expanding their computer science and STEAM teaching journey with us!

For more information on the Sphero Heroes and Lead Educators programs, please visit our ambassador program page. To learn more about the entire cohort of Sphero Heroes, including the original class from 2018, check out the full directory here

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