Caylee Raber is a designer, educator, research and facilitator. Through Teaching with Design  she offers her passion and expertise to schools in BC as a design education consultant. She currently works as the Director of the Health Design Lab at Emily Carr University and teaches in the undergraduate design program. 

Teaching With Design offers workshops, coaching and resources to support teachers with the integration of design into K-7 classrooms.The coaching model for teacher training and the design-based learning resources were developed by Caylee Raber through her Master of Design thesis work at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, Canada. The resources and coaching model evolved through a two year research and design process funded in part by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and in collaboration with Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School. This project engaged over 200 students in Grade 2-7 classrooms, including students with learning differences. Research and design work illustrated that design-based learning can have a profound impact on student learning.

 

Why Design?

Design-based learning fosters important 21st century skills including creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking and collaboration.

Benefits of design-based learning›

Workshops + Coaching

We offer coaching sessions with designers and workshops to support teachers with the integration of design projects into K-7 classrooms.

Workshops + Coaching

Resources for Teachers

A series of resource materials to help teachers plan and implement custom design projects that align with curricular content, skills and knowledge. 

Resources for Teachers ›


This video highlights Caylee Raber's Master of Design Thesis Project which explores the integration of design into classrooms to support the learning of curricular content and foster creative problem solving skills. This research and design work led to the development of Teaching With Design.