Digital Media Arts

Teacher Learning Opportunities:

Teachers will find resources from local organization's classroom visits and professional development to newsletters with great digital media arts information and more to enhance the classroom.

Utah Film Center
Utah Film Center’s Media Education programs benefit over 12,000 students each year. We introduce students and teachers to the power of film as a teaching and learning resource and work to improve students’ media literacy through film screenings, discussions, workshops, and classroom lessons that will increase student engagement, comprehension, and critical thinking while supporting core curriculum requirements for arts education.
Spy Hop Art Shop
The Spy Hop Art Shop provides on-demand video tutorials for hands-on STEAM based art projects. Professional artist mentors have created easy to follow videos that provide an engaging step-by-step process to make cool stuff! The choice is yours; you can watch just one video, or tune in for an on-going series.
Spy Hop In-School POPS Programs
Spy Hop In-School POPS Programs (Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools) are designed to inspire students and teachers throughout Utah with our impactful digital arts curriculum. Spy Hop brings teaching artists to a single classroom, grade level, or an entire school through workshops and assemblies. These programs introduce young people to concepts of media arts in film, audio and design. These activities encourage engagement in core subjects as well as develop 21st century skills.
Utah History Day
NHD Utah serves students in any year of the social studies curriculum, including Utah Studies, US History I and II, World Geography, and World History. Students may work on historical topics from any part of the world, from ancient history to recent history. Teacher Resources are also available.
POPS CARES Act eMedia Hub
Curated workshops and professional learning materials from POPS organizations.Gear up with technology skills, adapt strategies, and craft a new approach to teaching.
UCET Newsletter
Read the UCET monthly newsletters for the latest information on technology in education.
Sundance Film Festival – Student Programs
This program is open to Utah-based students in grades 9-12. Films are specially curated for students and include content advisories alongside film descriptions.
KQED Learn
KQED Learn facilitates nationwide student discussion and media making. Students must have an account, associated with a teacher or mentor, to participate.
TeachRock
Teach Rock empowers teachers and engages students by using popular music to create interdisciplinary, culturally responsive education materials for all 21st century classrooms. Launched by Little Steven Van Zandt and the Founders Board of Bono, Jackson Browne, Martin Scorsese, and Bruce Springsteen, the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation’s TeachRock curriculum helps more than 40,000 teachers of all subjects keep the arts in the DNA of every school system while engaging students and improving academic outcomes.
Writing a Movie: Summarizing and Rereading a Film Script
In this multisession lesson, students view a short film segment that has lots of action and little dialogue.
USBE Fine Arts Educator Newsletter
The Fine Arts Educator Newsletter focuses on Leadership in the Arts, Professional Learning, and Student Opportunities.