In-School: POPS

Remote and In Control: Spy Hop Live in Your Classroom

In-Person and Virtual Assemblies 

Spy Hop’s teaching artists present a 60-minute lesson plan to a grade level or an entire school. The lesson plan introduces students to media arts concepts that are tied to Core Standards through an interactive experience, which includes student participation. Students explore multimedia as a tool to express an idea and tell a story using visual storytelling concepts in the mediums of film, music, or game design.
The assembly offers a hands-on immersive experience for students, putting together multiple areas of discipline in a fast and fun format while also developing 21st Century skills. Students will also learn about career opportunities in the media arts and access to additional free afterschool programming at Spy Hop.

In-Person or Virtual Intensive Workshops

These STEAM based Digital Media Intensives introduce smaller groups of students (up to 10) to professional audio, design, animation, film production, and more! The goal for each student is to produce a complete piece of media by the end of the workshop. Spy Hop teaching artists work closely with teachers throughout the workshop to produce unique experiences that are tailored to the curriculum and thematic needs of the class. These intensives are offered for grades 5 and above and are typically comprised of 3 to 4 one-hour-long sessions. Student’s work will be shared publicly online, and students are given the opportunity to showcase and curate their projects. By nature, these programs produce widely varied experiences for students and teachers and a variety of finished media arts projects.

Spy Hop Intensive Options

Teaching the Spy Hop Way

Spy Hop is offering free live Zoom Professional Development seminars as a part of Utah Education Network’s Reimagine Teaching Program, for teachers across the state of Utah. Spy Hop Teaching Mentor, Myke Johnson, will guide teachers through the process of creative learning and fostering authentic voice in their students through film making, songwriting, digital design or game design. These seminars will teach the philosophy of Spy Hop’s unique mentoring style and the basics of media making in the classroom. There will also be three video activity portions to give you ideas to creatively engage with your students.

Fall 2022 registration and dates coming soon!

Follow-Along Video Tutorials: Spy Hop Art Shop

The Spy Hop Art Shop provides on-demand video tutorials for hands-on STEAM based art projects. Our 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.