Spark 2019 has concluded! Teacher registration for next year’s program will begin in early 2020.
If you have any questions, email!

Looking for student registration? Head to the student registration page.
What? Teach anything you want to middle school students.
When? For 2020, Spark will take place on March 14th and 15th.
Who? MIT community members teaching 7th and 8th grade students.
How? Register in early 2020!

As a Spark teacher, you get to pick any subject that interests you and teach a one-time class. Your class can be one hour to three hours, a hands-on seminar with 10 students to a lecture with 300 students. Spark is an entirely volunteer-run program that runs over one weekend in the spring and attracts around 1,000 students from grades 7th through 8th.

Don't know what to teach? Check out What Should I Teach? for suggestions and old course catalogs.

Please visit logistics to find out more about how ESP can help you teach great classes! We can help you teach better, run great demonstrations, get resources for your class (special rooms, projectors, speakers, supplies), and lots of other things — email us at if you aren't sure if we can help with something.

Last modified on Dec. 03, 2019 at 01:24 p.m.