Moth Teacher Institute - Mti 2020

Moth Teacher Institute

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

If you are a New York City teacher, please apply here to our NYC-based weekend conference.

We'll be back in the summer with our teacher institute open to all all educators from across the country. Stay tuned for updates!

About The Institute

Hosted by The Moth in NYC, The Moth Teacher Institute brings together in-service 5th-12th grade teachers from across the country who currently use—or are eager to bring—Moth stories to their classrooms and school communities. 

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!

The Schedule

For the February Institute, the schedule is as follows:

Friday, 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Saturday, 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Sunday, 9:30AM to 2:00PM

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Apply Here!

The application deadline for the February Institute is December 13th, 2019. Applicants will receive notification of their status by late December. Once accepted, admission is $295 per teacher for the three day conference. 

Thanks to a generous grant from the Gottesman Foundation, we are able to offer a limited number of financial assistance packages to allow for teachers from across the country to attend the 3-day conference. Financial assistance is intended to support 5th-12th grade educators for whom the conference costs are a barrier to attending.

Financial assistance includes:

  • All conference fees
  • A contribution towards travel and/or accommodations up to a maximum of $500

Financial Assistance Criteria
To be eligible for a financial package, you must meet the criteria below:

  • You are a 5th-12th grade teacher currently in the classroom.
  • You would be unable to attend the Conference without financial support.
  • MTI participation will clearly contribute to your professional development.

Apply Now!