• Hello WCSD Teachers!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This page is for you to find links to lessons, Professional Development, Arts Fieldtrips, Assemblies and for Arts Classes. Explore, create and be joyful! Please send me an email with any questions, or to arrange for modeling and lesson planning with a BTSarts teacher. ~Heather Thaxton


    Tanner Dance-During the school year, a six week class. Choose zoom/in person, earn .5 USBE/11 relicensure free.

    During the summer, a one week in person class. Earn 3 USBE for $75 ($300 after scholarships are booked).

    I highly recommend this class. Book with link or Midas.



    Greetings! We Are Back!!

    And we are excited for this year’s 

    Arts Engage professional development courses.

    For this series, we are able to offer six options designed to help you more effectively teach the arts in your classroom.

    All classes are taught on Saturday mornings from 9:00-11:30 AM at UVU in the McKay Education Building on the UVU Campus (@10th west 800 south, Orem)

    Classes will meet Sep. 18, Oct. 07, Nov. 06*, Jan. 22, Feb. 12*, and Mar. 05

    (Make-up for snow day – April 30)

    *The music class will meet on Nov. 13, and Feb. 26



    You may earn 1 USBE credit,

    or up to 15 USBE re-licensure points. 

    Arts Engage registration is $15


    You may register for one of the following

    Elementary Creative Dance with Chris Roberts,

    Creative Drama with Teresa Love,

    Elementary Music with Jennifer Purdy,

    Elementary Visual Arts Methods with Elicia Gray,

    or Visual Art & Literacy with Scott Flox. 


    Please register through UVU Professional and Continuing Education at this link: UVU Arts Engage


    Please forward this email to anyone

    who may be interested in this course



                                                                               Debora Escalante Ph.D., Director of Graduate Studies, School of Education, Utah Valley University


    The USBE Fine Arts team is happy to announce the fall online professional learning courses for teachers. Courses will be taught on CANVAS by distinguished professionals and available for USBE credit (free) or SUU Continuing Education Credit. * Courses taken for endorsements must be taken for SUU Continuing Education Credit.      *A participant must be registered with SUU and signed up for the course through SUU with fees paid by the end of the first week of the course.  All courses are **12 weeks and start on September ? **Elementary Arts Integration is 8 weeks.

    Sign up for courses on MIDAS listed under Fine Arts

    • Art for the Elementary Teacher        – Course ID 39384         3 credits
    • Dance for the Elementary Teacher   – Course ID 39392          3 credits
    • Drama for the Elementary Teacher  – Course ID 50264          3 credits
    • Music for the Elementary Teacher    – Course ID 39387         3 credits
    • Elementary Arts Integration             -Course ID 39398          2 credits
    • Drawing                                         – Course ID 39397         3 credits
    • Music Theory                                   -Course ID 54638         3 credits



    LINK to seasonal ARTS activities from our district teachers. 


    Springville Museum of Fine Arts smofa.org  

    Evening for Educators Online


    UMEA www.umea.us                                    

    State Music Conference, February 4-5, 2022. St. George


    UAEA www.utaharteducation.org               

    State Conference February 24-26, 2022. Hurricane High School


    Arts Express: June 7-8, 2022                        

    Mark your calendars.