Spark!

Latest Announcement
Spark 2023 Teacher Registration is now open! Register to teach here by February 9th.

Welcome to Spark!

Imagine an awesome weekend where thousands of 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.

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

In-Person Program

Spark 2023 will be fully in-person! All students will be coming to MIT campus to experience Spark at its fullest and all teachers will be on campus to teach. 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.

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 2022 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 2023 will open in early to mid January.

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

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Last modified on Feb. 02, 2023 at 04:16 p.m.