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. 

Printable Winter/Spring 2021 schedule coming soon! 

Upcoming Evenings for Educators for 2020-2021:

Wednesday, March 24 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted via Zoom by Springville Museum of Art (VIRTUAL Evening)

In Sight, Out of Mind: Environmental Awareness in Art 

Classrooms can be spaces that encourage students to connect deeper with nature. Often issues surrounding the environment, land, and human impact can be difficult to tackle, but art can be a powerful tool to enhance environmental awareness. Prompted by the Springville Museum of Art’s In Sight, Out of Mind exhibition, and with connections to science core standards, this Evening will focus on how art making and looking can encourage students to be aware and connect to the world around them.

Click below to pre-register, search by MIDAS Course No. 58377, choose Section 10 (Section ID: 97897), click Register, check out in Cart

Past Evenings for Educators for 2020-2021:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 @ 6:00pm

Hosted by Springville Museum of Art (HYBRID Evening) 

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. 

MIDAS Registration Details (in-person): MIDAS Course No. 58377Section 1 (Section ID: 96080)

MIDAS Registration Details (virtual): MIDAS Course No. 58377, Section 2 (Section ID: 96081)

Wednesday, October 7 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted by Southern Utah Museum of Art (VIRTUAL Evening)

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.

MIDAS Registration Details: MIDAS Course No. 58377Section 3 (Section ID: 96082)

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!

MIDAS Registration Details: MIDAS Course No. 58377,  Section 9 (Section ID: 96699)

Wednesday, January 13 @ 6:00 pm

Hosted via Zoom by Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (VIRTUAL Evening)

Material Issues: Strategies in 21st-Century Craft

Join UMOCA for a unique and in-depth exploration of the art of our time. This Evening centers on accessibility and connection by focusing on craft-based artwork and techniques. Prepare to teach your students about the functionality, technicality, and familiarity of craft-based art and how artists today are incorporating these traditional elements in poignant and innovative ways.

We invite you to engage with three local artist-educators as they take you through craft-based art projects for the 21st century classroom. Gain contemporary art confidence through UMOCA's own virtual exhibition tour of Material Issues: Strategies in 21st Century Craft

MIDAS Registration Details: MIDAS Course No. 58377, Section 4 (Section ID: 96083)

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.  

MIDAS Registration Details: MIDAS Course No. 58377Section 8 (Section ID: 96442)

Wednesday, March 17 @ 5:30 pm 

Hosted via Zoom by Utah Museum of Fine Arts (VIRTUAL Evening) 

Celebrating a Diversity of Student Voices

Everyone benefits when there’s a diversity of voices included in the conversation. In classrooms and curriculum, celebrating this diversity can promote connection for all students. Join us for an evening inspired by our special exhibit "Black Refractions: Highlights from The Studio Museum in Harlem" to explore the importance and methods to empower more voices in your classroom.

MIDAS Registration Details: MIDAS Course No. 58377, Section 6 (Section ID: 96085)

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