Education Today Logo


Education Today Cover Browse Issue

Think you’re a Sphero hero?

News Image

Sphero’s been a hit with Aussie educators and the company behind the programmable rolling robot are giving them a chance to strut their stuff.

Sphero Heroes is a Sphero Edu ambassador program designed to recognise and celebrate the work of pioneer teachers around the world. In ANZ, Sphero is a part of the core, STEM learning curriculum in over 3700 schools, with more than 40,000 SPRK+ robots in classrooms.

In January of 2019, a group of educators will be selected after entering the Sphero Heroes 2019 application process, open from November 1st, 2018. Sphero is looking for passionate and dedicated ANZ teachers that are active leaders in their community. Sphero’s existing Heroes already showcase a variety of skills highlighting Sphero Edu and the versatility of the Sphero products in the classroom.

The goal of Sphero Heroes is to help innovative teachers share their passion for STEM learning on a global scale. Once selected, these educators will continue their work as a Certified Sphero Hero and be a representative for Sphero Edu in Australia and New Zealand.

Candidates for the Sphero Heroes program must be highly motivated professionals exemplifying a spirit of creativity and curiosity in education and within the Sphero Edu community. Heroes will need to complete the application process which includes a short video biography answering select questions, and submit two Sphero Edu activities. They will be evaluated by the Sphero Edu team based on a predetermined rubric categorised by authenticity, creativity, and understanding of the program.

To apply and for more information, visit

11 Jul 2019 | National
71,533 contacts go unanswered on Kids Helpline News Image

There are a lot of children in distress and Kids Helpline has been overwhelmed by the demand for its services, leaving it with no option but to leave thousands of calls unanswered. It needs more funding. Read More

10 Jul 2019 | National
Presentations made wirelessly and easily News Image

Having a projector to accompany a talk is great, getting it running is often not so great and with that in mind BenQ has released a new USB-C button kit connectivity option. Read More

10 Jul 2019 | National
Mission Australia urges young people to speak up in Youth Survey 2019 News Image

They often say that the young don’t have a voice and Mission Australia is urging 15-19-year-olds across Australia to speak up on personal concerns and broader issues that are important to them by participating in Youth Survey 2019. Read More

10 Jul 2019
Learning money skills virtually can be profitable News Image

Before you get out in the real world some simulation is a good thing, and money skills benefit from some painless, consequence-less practice.
Read More

5 Jul 2019 | Qld
Kids from remote Yarrabah and Kowanyama communities join inspirational camp News Image

Australian rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston continues to inspire Indigenous kids to strive through the JT Academy.
Read More