Teacher Professional Development

Utah Film Center’s Teacher Professional Development changes how teachers teach and students learn.

Utah Film Center (UTFC) Teacher Professional Development offers immersive, high-quality courses for educators. All training is comprehensive, based on Utah Core Standards, and supports the integration of the filmmaking process into educational settings. Through workshops and instructional materials, educators learn how to teach the creation of documentaries, public service announcements (PSAs), instructional videos, personal narratives, and other short film projects with their students. UTFC’s educator training strengthens teacher practices, increases student achievement, and develops critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills.

Teachers can receive USBE credits, re-licensure hours, hours toward an Educational Technology Endorsement, or a Media Arts Endorsement by completing our Filmmaking in the Classroom professional development.

Summer 2022 Dates

August 4-5
@ Salt lake Community college south campus

Filmmaking in the Classroom

Please join Utah Film Center for our Filmmaking in the Classroom professional development. This program trains educators how to integrate technology into classroom instruction.

Participants learn the step-by-step fundamentals of filmmaking and learn how to use the process of filmmaking as an effective learning tool that motivates and inspires students. All educators complete the course with a full standards-linked filmmaking curriculum manual that includes online resources and support.

There are two options on how to take this course:


WHAT: FREE self-paced Professional Development for Teachers Grades 4-12

TOPIC: Filmmaking in the Classroom

WHEN: Starts September 6, 2022, and ends when the educator completes the course or no later than December 15, 2022. 


WHAT: FREE self-paced Professional Development for Teachers Grades 4-12

TOPIC: Filmmaking in the Classroom

WHEN: August 4-5 in at Salt Lake Community College. 


Educators select how they want to receive their credits. The professional development can count toward the following credits:

a) 1.0 USBE Credit,
b) 15 re-licensure credit,
c) Credit hours toward an Educational Technology Endorsement, OR
d) 1 Credit hour toward a Media Arts Endorsement


Recommended Technology for Training

Training and Curriculum Costs

All training and curriculum costs are covered by generous grant funding. Any required food, travel, lodging, and substitute teacher costs are to be covered by the participants.

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Utah Film Center Media Education programs are supported by POPS

About POPS
POPS (Professional Outreach Programs in the Schools) is an educational outreach program in the fine arts that provides a mechanism for Utah’s professional art organizations to assist in teaching the Utah’s fine art core curriculum in the public schools. Professional organizations match state revenues to support and enhance the delivery of art education through demonstrations, performances, presentations, and educational activities in the schools. The program ensures that each of the 41 school districts have the opportunity to receive services in a balanced and comprehensive manner over three years.

Utah Film Center POPS 2019-20 Final Annual Report

For more information contact Utah Film Center’s Media Education team at edu@utahfilmcenter.org