Insight/Onsite for Educators

Fallingwater Teachers Residency

For the safety of Fallingwater Institute students and staff, Insight/Onsite for Educators will be conducted on a virtual platform this year. Join us for a three day virtual retreat and discover how Fallingwater can serve as inspiration for learning in your virtual and physical classroom.

Join a small group of fellow educators for an exhilarating, three-day professional development opportunity. Learn how Fallingwater, architecture and design can inspire your students and lead to educational activities that cross disciplines and cultivate valuable 21st century thinking skills for students of all ages.  Insight/Onsite for Educators includes site-specific, activity-based inquiry with an emphasis on problem solving through architecture and design.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 to Thursday, July 8, 2021

Fee: $250 per educator

Price includes basic materials provided by mail.


  • Exceptional access to Fallingwater, now on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Exploration of the interrelationships between buildings and the natural environment
  • Investigation and application of Wright's principles of organic architecture
  • Collaboration with like-minded educators


Participants will stay on the property in the newly constructed residence designed by AIA Gold Medalist architect Peter Bohlin, who is the founding principal of the firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. This property is situated adjacent to Fallingwater, and includes eight bedrooms, each with a private bath. This secluded site is surrounded by an amazing view of the Bear Run Nature Reserve – the 5,100-acre natural area that is home to Fallingwater.

Classes are held at the adjacent Cheteyan Studio and on-site at Fallingwater. This is a casual and natural learning environment, where daily activities can inspire great things! All meals are provided.


You must be a practicing educator (any subject, any grade level, classroom, museum or informal/out of school) to apply. We select educator participants based on your stated interest, qualifications, and your ability to take program outcomes into your workplace. Enrollment is limited.

Apply for Insight/Onsite for Educators
Application Deadline: June 15, 2020.

For more information, contact Fallingwater Institute Program Manager Marie Woof at