Teacher Professional Development

Teacher Education

BAM’s Summer Teacher Institutes focus on integrating art into classroom curricula, building teacher knowledge and skills in the studio, and experimenting with hands-on, learner-centered facilitation. Investigate artwork in the Museum and create art in the studios. Collaborate with teachers across subject and grade levels. Design projects and materials for use in your own teaching environment inspired by BAM’s current exhibitions. Participants can anticipate daily art-making projects and gallery activities at BAM, paired with articles, videos, and individual projects to be completed at home.

Register for two optional Boise State or Northwest Nazarene professional development credits.


Making Connections: Creativity + Culture in the Classroom | June 21-25, 2021

Making Connections: Creativity and Culture in the Classroom
June 21-25, 2021

Art can cultivate a creative classroom environment and help students make connections between subjects and the world around them. Participants will consider cross-curricular relationships and global perspectives through engaging gallery activities and artmaking. Leave with hands-on experience, relevant takeaways, and new ideas to refresh your instructional practice. Participants will view and create artwork inspired by BAM’s Permanent Collection and current exhibitions The World Stage; Io Palmer: Desired Interruptions; and more. For your safety, masks are required, and physical distancing will be practiced.

9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. (hybrid course | a.m. at BAM, p.m. remote)

Cost: $95 (includes supplies)

Instructor: Drew Williams
Drew Williams is an Instructional Coach at Lone Star Middle School in the Nampa School District and has worked in education for more than ten years. Her teaching experiences include art, digital photography and yearbook. Drew has a master’s degree in art education from Boise State University. Prior to teaching middle school, Drew was the Associate Curator of Education at the Boise Art Museum. She is passionate about creative, personalized, and accessible learning experiences.

Participants will be able to register for two optional Boise State or Northwest Nazarene professional development credits.

Registration is final. No refunds will be granted unless the class is canceled due to local, state, or national closure requirements.


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Educator Evening
The Boise Art Museum offers special evening events for BAM Educator Members. Educator Evenings are a great opportunity for professional educators to preview tours, participate in hands-on projects and demonstrations, review audio/visual loan materials, socialize and gather resources for the classroom.

Educator Memberships
Full time educators qualify for a BAM Affiliate Individual Membership at $35/year.