The “ImSparked ©” platform
empowers middle and high school students
with essential life skills.
Vivensty has created a unique solution to address the rapid increase in anxiety, depression, stress and isolation among teenagers. The organization’s “ImSparked©” platform empowers middle and high school students with essential life skills, to help them find timely solutions to their daily challenges, get energized, and connect with their peers, family and community.
Vivensity’s core mission is to empower the next generation of students with the life skills they need to live a balanced and meaningful life.
Journey to digital learning
Vivensity’s mission drove them to provide all teenagers with access to the important life skills they need, to help them cope with daily challenges. By creating a digital learning platform, they aimed to reduce the stigma associated with self-care regarding students’ emotional health. Creating a digital learning platform allowed Vivensity to provide a great equalizer in terms of emotional wellness: any teen can have access to needed SEL skills with imSparked.
The biggest challenge
By early 2020, Vivensity had developed an app with video content and self reflection opportunities. By the end of that summer, with the Covid-19 pandemic progressing through its first 6 months, the organization received additional requests from customers for an integrated SEL curriculum, and saw a growing need for content tailored for teachers and parents. Although it was on the roadmap to build these features into the product, the schools had an urgent need. Through attending an ASU/GSV conference in September 2020, the Vivensity team heard the keynote presentation by Scott McNealy and realized that CurrikiStudio might be a product worth exploring to help us meet these challenges.
A few ways CurrikiStudio helped Vivensity
With the rapid development features of CurrikiStudio and their seamless integration with Google Classroom and Canvas, the most popular Learning Management Systems (LMS) in the K-12 market, CurrikiStudio was able to create an entire CASEL-aligned curriculum with interactive and engaging activities for the students.
CurrikiStudio was also able to create and deploy an early version of a parallel curriculum for parents and teachers, all within the span of 3 months! CurrikiStudio helped us to scale, speeding up their access to the middle and high school customer base they sought to serve.
Impact of CurrikiStudio on the Vivensity
Using “interactive books” a feature in the Curriki platform, allowed Vivensity to make its content very modular. Now the ability to customize content for each school, all curriculum is enabled with these modules.
CurrikiStudio helped Vivensity to pivot their business very quickly, right in the middle of the pandemic. CurrikiStudio gave us the ability to build a comprehensive SEL curriculum and integrate it seamlessly into Google Classroom and Canvas,
Vivensity was able to make its content even more engaging and interactive for adolescent students by leveraging CurrikStudio design features, such as a spinning “wheel” for randomized topic selection, and “drag & drop” capabilities that students have thoroughly enjoyed, to illustrate their SEL curriculum concepts about personal feelings.
By using CurrikiStudio as Vivensity’s content authoring tool, students have benefited because the content is extremely friendly and inviting, and teachers can easily assign it.
Earlier Vivensity had been using an app and had to frequently send email reminders to students and teachers as they forgot to use it. Now SEL activities are integrated into the students’ classwork and very easy to track through CurrikiStudio.
CurrikiStudio helped us enhance our student curriculum, add teacher and parent content, and speed up our time to market while cutting our development cost by 50%. Shortly after, we became recognized as a “Top 10” EdTech Solution for K-12, by StartED.
Founder & CEO