Spark!

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Spark 2022 will be March 12-13th! Teacher registration closed on Feb. 7th.

Welcome to Spark!

Imagine an awesome weekend where thousands of 7th and 8th graders come to MIT's campus Zoom rooms to take all sorts of classes, taught by small groups of people like you! At Spark, you can teach absolutely anything you want to an audience of eager and excited young minds. Join us for this annual teaching extravaganza!

Spark is fully student-run by MIT ESP.

Miniature paintings made during Spark walk-in
Middle schoolers playing cards at a Spark class

What’s Different This Year

Spark 2022 will be a hybrid program (just like Splash 2021). You will have the option to teach from MIT's campus (if covid conditions permit), and you will be teaching Zoom classes to remote students. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at spark@mit.edu.

Who Can Teach?

Most Spark teachers are MIT undergrad and grad students. We also regularly have students from neighboring universities and other adults in the local Boston area teach at Spark. This year, the virtual format means there are fewer geographical restrictions on who can teach!

Unfortunately, current high school students cannot teach regardless of age or experience. However, we encourage you to consider one of our other programs, such as Splash (in November), as a student!

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Middle schoolers and a teacher doing arts and crafts

Teach Anything

Any subject! From rocket design to rap music, from crocheting to calculus, teach whatever "sparks" your interest. Check out the 2020 catalog for examples and inspiration.

Any format! Spark classes can range from huge lectures to small discussion seminars to hands-on projects. We also offer walk-in activities, a special type of class where students drop in as they please.

Register Now!

Teacher registration for Spark 2022 closed on Feb 7th.

Looking to attend Spark as a student? Visit our middle school students page.

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Last modified on Feb. 14, 2022 at 04:40 p.m.