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Teacher Workshops

For the past 5 years, educators from around Chicago and across the country came to the Chicago Architecture Foundation each summer to be inspired, explore architecture, and experience ways of using design thinking in their classrooms.

The 400 teachers who participated in “The American Skyscraper” workshop, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, were able to immerse themselves in our hands-on workshops and award-winning curricula, and were empowered with new strategies for teaching the core academic subjects.

See examples of these educators in action.

We are pleased to announce that we are planning our next foray into immersive professional development for national educators and hope to run two pilot programs this summer. We'll be launching a new educator network for Chicago area teachers in spring 2015.

To keep in touch with us about these opportunities, and to learn about tips, tools, and resources for teaching about the design process and the built environment please sign up for our e-newsletter.

We look forward to learning and exploring the city with you!

Our Mission

The Chicago Architecture Foundation inspires people to discover why design matters. As an architecture center, we pursue this mission through interpretive tours, exhibitions, curricula, special events, web experiences, and youth and adult learning programs.



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