for the 2018 Spoken Word Summer Institute for Educators  

July 12th-14th, 2018

The literary performance arts provide a compelling and powerful tool for young people to connect, understand and become excited about academic content and concepts. MassLEAP's Spoken Word Summer Institute provides professional development opportunities for school-based educators interested in bringing spoken word practices into their work and learning spaces. MassLEAP pedagogy centers young people's lived experiences and voices as the source of all learning and connection.


This summer, join us for a three day institute which will take place July 12th - 14th in the Boston Area (locations TBA) You will work with MassLEAP staff, teaching artists, in-school educators. With a focus on 6th - 12th grade, the institute equips educators with resources and methods of incorporating spoken word poetry into their curriculum.  Over the course of three days, we immerse teachers in the exciting practice and pedagogy of youth spoken word. 

Registration is now open for this July, for more information, contact Alex Charalambides: