Teacher Professional Development

Teacher Education

The Boise Art Museum offers Teacher Institutes each Summer focusing 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 small group work, full group discussions, and daily art-making projects.

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

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO START DATE. Classes fill quickly.

ALL SESSIONS
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $90 (includes supplies + lunch)
Instructor: Emily Nadel, Curator of Education

Art Across the Curriculum: Teachers as Learners + Students as Teachers | July 6-10, 2020

Make visual art and learn how to teach from the perspective of a learner. Participants will investigate what teaching and learning look like when teachers take the role of learners, and students the role of teachers. Participants will view and create artwork inspired by exhibitions including BAM’s Permanent Collection, The 2020 Idaho Triennial, Women in American Impressionism, and more.

Time: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day
Instructor: Emily Nadel, Curator of Education
Cost: $90 (includes supplies & lunch)
Credits: Register for two optional Boise State or Northwest Nazarene professional development credits.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO START DATE. Classes fill quickly.

Registration Form »

Learning by Making: Visible Thinking | July 20-24, 2020

Make your thinking visible by creating artwork. Experiment with ways educators can assess learning with hands-on-art and practice supporting learners in making their thinking visible. Participants will view and create artwork inspired by exhibitions including BAM’s Permanent Collection, Women in American Impressionism, Unbound: Books as Art, The Shape of Air, and more.

Time: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. each day
Instructor: Emily Nadel, Curator of Education
Cost: $90 (includes supplies & lunch)
Credits: Register for two optional Boise State or Northwest Nazarene professional development credits.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO START DATE. Classes fill quickly.

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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