Evenings for Educators

This professional development program is made available by the Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools (POPS) with funding from the Utah State Legislature through the Utah State Board of Education.

Evenings are held throughout the academic year at museums and galleries across the state of Utah. They feature keynote speakers, hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, light refreshments and free educational materials designed to help teachers integrate the night’s theme into their curriculum. Teachers may receive inservice credit for attending these events. 

1 Evening + Survey = 3 relicensure points

*5 Evenings + Surveys + 1 Field Test = 1 semester credit 

(Feedback surveys will be emailed after each event and then points will be added to MIDAS upon completion.)

*Must be in the same school year.

Registration will be through MIDAS. Click on the registration link below each Evening to register. Pre-registration will close the day before the event. 

In order to comply with COVID-19 gathering guidelines, we will be unable to welcome walk-in registration this year. In-person registration, on MIDAS, will be limited to first-come, first-served, up to 45 participants. If you are unable to register using MIDAS, please contact Jordan Hansen. 

Unlimited virtual registration is also available for select Evenings. 

Complete 2020-21 Schedule coming soon! (To print: download and choose double-sided on ledger [11x17] paper)

2020-2021 Schedule for Evenings for Educators:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ 6:00pm

Hosted by Springville Museum of Art (Springville) 

Zoom participation available -- please register for virtual option separately 

Fostering Creativity and Ambition in Utah’s Classrooms

Springville Museum of Art’s Grand Ambitions exhibition, featuring work from the Museum’s permanent collection, celebrates the rich and ambitious history of Utah artists. This Evening will focus on fostering students’ creativity in the classroom and how to expose them to diverse creative outlets and media. Workshops will be led by local teachers and artists who will incorporate dance, drawing, and photography. 

In-person registration: Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 58377, choose Section 1 (Section ID: 96080), click Register, check out in Cart

Virtual registration: Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 58377, choose Section 2 (Section ID: 96081), click Register, check out in Cart

Wednesday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by Southern Utah Museum of Art (Cedar City)

Teaching Women's History through Visual Arts

SUMA's exhibition will feature Better Days: 2020, celebrating both the Utah and United States Womens' Suffrage Movements. Our Evening for educators will focus on developing curriculum and sharing lessons that focus on diverse female artists both historical and contemporary.

Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 58377, click Register, choose Section 3 (Section ID: 96082), click Register, check out in Cart

Thursday, November 12 @ 5:30 pm

Hosted via Zoom by Weber State University Arts Learning Collaborative (VIRTUAL Evening) 

Tiny Art for BIG Ideas

Join the WSU Arts Learning Collaborative as we highlight the work of Utah-based artist, McKay Lenker Bayer, and the tiny art show. Through visual art, we will explore the concepts of scale, social issues, and community. Leave with the skills needed to create a tiny art show in your classroom!

Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 58377, click Register, choose Section 9 (Section ID: 96699), click Register, check out in Cart

Wednesday, January 13 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (SLC) 

To Be Announced

Wednesday, January 27 @ 4:00 pm 

Hosted via Zoom by Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art (VIRTUAL Evening) 

The Possibilities of Portraits: Art, Poetry and Personal Narrative through Portraiture

Join us for a virtual Evening for Educators and explore different way to engage with portraiture through art making, poetry and interactive activities.  NEHMA’s current exhibitions highlight topics of turmoil, hope, abstraction, surrealism, women artists, poetry and, of course, portraits. Learn how to help you students explore and create their own portraits with hands-on, classroom-ready projects, games and activities that can be easily adapted to both in-person and online learning.  

Bonus! The first 30 registrants will be sent an Exploring Art Kit prior to the workshop! Exploring Art Kits are a full STEAM lesson plan including art reproductions, an art bot kit (drawing robots!) and insight into artists who use computers and engineering to create art.  

Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 58377, click Register, choose Section 8 (Section ID: 96442), click Register, check out in Cart

Thursday, March 11 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by BYU Museum of Art (Provo)

To Be Announced

Wednesday, March 17 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by Utah Museum of Fine Arts (SLC)

To Be Announced

Wednesday, March 24 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by Springville Museum of Art (Springville) 

To Be Announced

For questions or more information, please contact Museum Educator: Jordan Hansen at jhansen@springville.org or (801) 491-5713