Teaching by Design: for Educators

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.

Teaching by Design: Fall 2024

Thanks to everyone who attended our Spring 2024 Teaching by Design workshops and events! The next round of Teaching by Design sessions will be announced this coming August 2024. Until then, check out TeachingbyDesign.org for more than 130 free, Wright-themed lesson plans, with additional lessons being added this summer based on our activities from this spring! We look forward to hosting you again soon!

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.
  • A chance to win classroom art supplies and materials.
  • ISBE Credit Hours.

Photo Gallery

Photos from this past Spring's Teaching by Design workshops and events

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