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Moth Teacher Institute

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

About The Institute

The Moth Teacher Institute (MTI) is a bi-annual conference that brings together 5th - 12th grade educators who want to use Moth-style storytelling techniques in their classrooms and communities. MTI features panel discussions with Moth alumni, breakout sessions focused on Moth pedagogy, live storytelling from Moth Education Alumni, and opportunities for teachers to craft and tell their own true, personal stories. MTI culminates in a final storytelling share featuring a select number of participants. 

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 application for the spring virtual program is now open. If you are a 5th-12th grade teacher, you can The application is now closed.

The Schedule

Spring 2023 - 

Tuesday, March 14th, 4:30-7:30 PM ET

Thursday, March 16th, 4:30-7:30 PM ET

Thursday, March 23rd, 4:30-7:30 PM ET

Thursday, March 30th, 4:30-7:30 PM ET

Saturday, April 1st, 12:00-3:00 PM ET

The Spring 2023 application is now closed.

The Spring application is now open and closes on January 23rd.

We consider $375 to be a fair price for our 5-session virtual workshop but we do offer a sliding scale for MTI.

Please make an honest assessment of your ability to pay and choose the price that reflects your current situation and your school’s resources/support. Thank you. 

  • Tier 1 - $375.00: Most accurately reflects the hard costs of the Moth Teacher Institute (e.g., instruction and production).

  • Tier 2 - $275.00: A subsidized rate that covers some of the hard costs of the Moth Teacher Institute. 

  • Tier 3 - $150.00: A significantly subsidized rate for educators and their schools who currently do not have the ability to cover the full cost of the Moth Teacher Institute. The Moth can offer 10 participant spots under this tier. Please only request this pricing if you could not participate otherwise.