The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation launched a free online learning tool for K-12 students with the introduction of the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Classroom, a resource center developed by the Foundation’s education department for online learning and virtual engagement for families.
Combining fun, real-world lessons with Wright’s famed principles of organic architecture and solutions-based design, each STEAM-focused lesson will offer students its own variation of hands-on activities that encourage them to think critically and creatively. The six-week series will introduce a new lesson and corresponding video weekly, where one activity builds upon the other to culminate into a final project where the student creates a work of art that resembles stained glass, inspired by Wright’s own designs.
The Foundation’s education team has developed the lessons to be easy and turn-key in that parents can simply turn on the video and have the student watch, learn and complete the activity on his or her own while the parent works or tends to household duties. Parents can also get in on the fun and make the activity a family project.
Since 2012, the Foundation has worked alongside the Paradise Valley School District (PVUSD) to create K-12 curriculum that has been test-piloted across hundreds of students within the district. These mini-lessons draw from those learnings and programming.
Get more information and find virtual classroom activities at franklloydwright.org.