Enrich your curriculum with Teaching by Design, a professional development program for K-12 Educators. This series of four 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 both educators and students opportunities to develop STEAM skills and strengthen social-emotional development.

Each session includes an inquiry-based tour at a Frank Lloyd Wright building.

Workshop Dates Time Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Locations
Monday, August 1, 2022 9 am - 1 pm Home and Studio, Oak Park
Oak Park Public Library, Main Library
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 9 am - 1 pm Robie House, Hyde Park
Saturday, October 1, 2022 9 am - 1 pm Robie House, Hyde Park
Saturday, December 10, 2022 9 am - 1 pm Home and Studio, Oak Park
Oak Park Art League

Who should participate: 

K-12 classroom teachers, art teachers, and science teachers who want to build critical thinking into their curriculum.  Each school should identify two teachers who commit to the program.

What will teachers receive: 

  • Opportunities to learn and collaborate with other creative teachers. 
  • Information and resources to incorporate American art, architecture, and design in language arts, math, science, and social studies lessons. 
  • Class sets of artmaking supplies. 
  • ISBE recertification CPDUs. 

Teachers will design lesson plans that will be featured on the Teaching by Design website for years to come.


For more information, please contact Kate Coogan, Manager for Education, at educate@flwright.org.

Terra Foundation For American Art Teaching by Design was created with the generous support of the Terra Foundation for American Art.
IMLS logo This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant number MA-10-19-0500-19.