Teacher Professional Development

Teacher Education
The Boise Art Museum offers Teacher Institutes each summer and a Educator Workshop Series in the Fall. Teachers receive the opportunity to learn strategies, develop techniques, and expand resources that can be used in the classroom.

Interdisciplinary Learning — STREAM Institute | July 8-12, 2019

Develop visual art projects for STREAM* curriculum! Collaborate with teachers across subject and grade levels. Investigate artwork in the Museum and create art in the studios. This class focuses on integrating art into classroom curricula, building teacher knowledge and skills in the studio, and experimenting with hands-on, learner-centered facilitation. Participants will explore design thinking, meet with guest facilitators, and create projects and materials for use in their own teaching environments.
*STREAM—Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math

Time: Monday Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
Instructor: Emily Nadel, Curator of Education
Cost: $80 (includes supplies & lunch)
Credits: Register for two optional Boise State University professional development credits the first day of class.

Class size is limited.
Registration Form »

Object-Based Learning: Investigating Art & Craft with STREAM | July 22-26, 2019

Join with teachers across subject and grade levels to explore the Museum and create in the studios. Participants will investigate art and craft objects, learn techniques and processes, and forge connections with their own curricula. This STREAM* oriented institute will focus on making connections with the artworks of Stephanie Wilde and Sarah Sense, as well as ceramic and textile works on display at BAM. Participants will explore design thinking, meet with guest facilitators, and create projects and materials for use in their own teaching environments.
*STREAM—Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math

Time: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
Instructor: Emily Nadel, Curator of Education
Cost: $80 (includes supplies & lunch)
Credits: Register for two optional Boise State University professional development credits the first day of class.

Class size is limited.
Registration Form »

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.

Calendar of Events

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