Educator Professional Development 

Educator Professional Development

August 13, 2018 – August 31, 2019, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Become a member

For more information regarding professional development offerings or to create an experience all your own please contact Emily Jarvi, School Experience Manager at

Best Practices in Education: Introduction to Design Thinking
Created in collaboration with Design West Michigan
Critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity, the 4 C’s of Design Thinking at GRAM, are taught through interactions with contemporary artworks and practical hands-on activities to create an opportunity for educators to acquire 21st century skills necessary for the modern classroom.

GRAM Educator Nights
GRAM educator nights are a series of one-night mini-conferences. During which, participants have the opportunity to learn new instructional methods, tour the galleries after they close to the public, create in hands-on workshops, and collaborate with colleagues.

Private Booking
GRAM offers professional development sessions for schools and districts wishing to provide a unique educational opportunity for their educators. Choose from the available themes listed below or contact GRAM’s School Experience Manager to create an experience to best meet your needs.
Art + Cultural Awareness
Art + Math
Art + Music
Art + Science
Art Saves Lives
Exploring Society + Identity through Art
Visual Art + Literacy

Educator Discounts on GRAM Membership
Did you know that educators receive $5 off any of GRAM’s memberships? GRAM membership provides you with an entire year of access to art and culture through free admission, invitations to exclusive events, and opportunities to explore behind the scenes of the Museum. Members enjoy a special connection with GRAM on many levels – from social to educational, entertaining to inspirational, and many in between! Click here to explore memberships options.