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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.

Applications for MTI are now closed. Check back in the fall for our spring application.

The sessions will run from 2:00pm EST to 5:00pm EST on August 5th though the 9th.

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 Schedule

Summer 2024
Monday,  August 5, 26, 2:00 - 5:00PM EST
Tuesday, August 6, 2:00 - 5:00PM EST
Wednesday, August 7, - 5:00PM EST
Thursday, August 8, 2:00 - 5:00PM EST
Friday, August 9, 2:00 - 5:00PM EST

Applications are now closed. Check back in the fall for our spring application.

We 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 - $500: Most accurately reflects the hard costs of the Moth Teacher Institute (e.g., instruction and production).
Tier 2 - $375: A slightly subsidized rate that reflects most of the hard costs of the Moth Teacher Institute (e.g., instruction and production).
Tier 3 - $275: A subsidized rate that covers some of the hard costs of the Moth Teacher Institute.
Tier 4 - $150: A significantly subsidized rate for educators and their schools who currently do not have the ability to cover the full cost MTI. Please only request this pricing if you could not participate otherwise.