Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and STEAM. She is also a published author and frequent presenter at national conferences on Arts Integration and STEAM education. Susan holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Science in Education Administration from McDaniel College in Westminster, MD.
Episode 68In episode 68, I interviewed Susan Riley (@educationcloset), former music teacher and founder and CEO of The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. We discussed the importance of integrating arts into education, moving toward a STEAM model, and how to prepare for the future of education.For full show notes and more information about this episode can be found at watch a video of this interview, SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE at https://leaderoflearning/youtubeDownload a FREE copy of my eBook, “Transforming Education One Mindset at a Time” and subscribe to the Leader Of Learning newsletter by visiting!For more information about how to support this podcast, visit, or visit to consider becoming an official sponsor.To connect with the guest:Susan’s Website - https://educationcloset.comSusan’s Twitter - follow Leader Of Learning on social media:Twitter - - - - Leader Of Learning Podcast is a proud member of the OnPodcast Media Network. For more information and to find other great podcasts, visit https://onpodcastmedia.comMusic credits:
Susan Riley is bringing it all together through art. Her website, EducationCloset is the go-to resource for teachers working to integrate art into other disciplines and create STEAM programs. In an educational climate that places a high value on standardized testing, art integration is an effective method to engage students and teachers alike and has helped to infuse creativity and critical thinking back into the classroom. Tune in to hear Susan’s passion come through as she shares stories, tips, and reflections on how to work art integration into your lessons, and how it can add to your classroom environment.   Show Highlights: Why you shouldn’t be afraid of arts integration The inspiring way EducationCloset got its start How arts integration retains and reinvigorates teachers Susan shares some examples of her favorite art integration lessons How to incorporate peer reviews and partner work in art integration activities Addressing the meeting of educational standards for all disciplines involved How to be an advocate for both arts and arts integration  Tips for building relationships with other teachers in your school that overlap with your integrated content Why you should never say, “That’s not my job” Susan shares her first experience falling in love with art Links Mentioned in the Show: EducationCloset Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert Art Class Curator
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Westminster, Maryland, United States of America
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