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Teacher Institute

A weekend of panels, workshops and lots of storytelling, bringing together educators using Moth stories in the classroom.

What's in store?

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Hosted by The Moth in NYC, The Moth Teacher Institute brings together in-service K-12 teachers from across the country who currently use—or are eager to bring—Moth stories to their classrooms and school communities. This institute is designed for teachers looking to learn from experienced Moth instructors, storytellers and directors.  

Our goal is to further the impact that true, personal storytelling can have on student engagement and school community. Student storytelling can challenge dominant narratives about young people's lives, while developing new ways for students to listen to each other in classroom spaces. Students develop important skills, from social-emotional capacities to critical speaking, listening and narrative skills.  

Student voice is being recognized more and more as an essential part of authentic learning; come learn strategies to make spaces for your students to share what they want to tell. The Institute is for you whether you're an experienced teacher looking to fine-tune new strategies, or a curious newcomer eager to learn more about Moth storytelling.

The weekend will feature three lively, story-worthy days: panel discussions featuring Moth student alumni, workshops focused on Moth pedagogy and approaches, and an opportunity for you to craft your own story. The weekend will close with our very own Teacher StorySLAM!


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In 2018, we are hosting two Moth Teacher Institutes — June 8-10 and August 17-19.

For both Institutes, the schedule is as follows:

Friday, 2PM to 6PM

Saturday, 10AM to 4PM

Sunday, 9AM to 1PM