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Unfortunately, Spark will not take place in 2020 due to COVID-19 concerns. More information can be found here.
Information about Spark 2021 is coming soon!

Welcome to Spark!

Imagine an awesome weekend where over 1,000 7th and 8th graders come to MIT's campus 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.

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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 last year's 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.

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.

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

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Middle schoolers playing cards at a Spark class

Spark Details

Spark 2020 will run on the weekend of March 14 and 15. For more information, please visit our program details page.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at

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Teacher registration for Spark 2021 will open soon!

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

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Last modified on Jan. 15, 2021 at 09:50 p.m.