Teacher Professional Development
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. Come investigate artwork in the Museum, create art, and 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 read, watched, and completed at home.
Register for two optional Boise State University or Northwest Nazarene University professional development credits.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO START DATE. Classes fill quickly.
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Playful Learning for Teachers and Students | June 5-9, 2023
Playful Learning for Teachers and Students
June 5-9, 2023
Come together with professional educators this summer to pause and play! Practice incorporating art-inspired play, games, and hands-on activities into your curriculum to enrich learning for students of all ages. Be inspired by artworks based on kites and popular video games to infuse fun and joy into your teaching and learning.
Teachers will explore BAM’s current exhibitions, including Jacob Hashimoto: Fractured Giants; Jacob Hashimoto: The Fractured Giant; The Art of Jean LaMarr; artwork from BAM’s Permanent Collection; and more!
9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. (hybrid course | a.m. at BAM, p.m. remote)
Cost: $95 (includes supplies)
Participants will be able to register for two optional Boise State University or Northwest Nazarene University professional development credits.
Registration is final. No refunds will be granted unless the class is canceled due to local, state, or national closure requirements.
While masks are not required today, all participants and BAM staff may be asked to wear masks for the duration of the Teacher Institute, depending on current CDC requirements.
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.
Full time educators qualify for a BAM Affiliate Individual Membership at $35/year.