Teaching by Design: for Educators

February and March professional development sessions are now full. Keep an eye out for future April programming.

Enrich your curriculum with Teaching by Design, a professional development program for K-12 Educators. These professional development workshops will empower teachers to integrate American art, design, and architecture into their classroom curriculum. Inquiry-based tours and hands-on design activities will give educators opportunities to develop STEAM skills and strengthen social-emotional development. Each session will be hosted at one of Wright’s historic buildings in the Chicago area.

Workshop Dates Time Location(s) Synopses
Saturday, February 24, 2024 9 am - 1 pm Robie House, Hyde Park Wright in the World

Join Trust Educators and explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House! Together, you’ll delve into the global influences on Wright’s career and practice close-looking skills that will enhance your students’ ability to observe and interpret art.
Saturday, March 9, 2024 9 am - 1 pm Robie House, Hyde Park Wright and Innovation

Come along with us as we explore the modern and innovative spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House. Educators will develop their craft through an artist-led workshop and envision new ways to incorporate American architecture and design into their curriculum.

Who should participate: 

K-12 classroom teachers and art teachers who want to build critical and design-based thinking into their curriculum.

What will teachers receive: 

  • Opportunities to learn and collaborate with other creative teachers.
  • Information and resources to incorporate American art, architecture, and design across all subject areas.
  • Class set of workshop art supplies.
  • ISBE recertification CPDUs.
  • Lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact Channing Tackaberry, Manager for Education, at educate@flwright.org or 319.573.9862.