Susan Riley | April 2013

Lesson Look-Fors

For today’s free Friday, we’re bringing back an old resource and refreshing it for 2013: the Arts Integration Lesson Look-Fors.  We first published a static PDF version of these look-fors back in December of 2010, when we first started EdCloset.  Since then, times have changed but the content has not.  These look-fors are critical to assessing whether or not you’re seeing or implementing a high-quality, authentic arts integration lesson.

But the old version needed a bit of dusting off.  It’s static, you download it and need to print it in order to complete the look-for assessment.  With so many things being digital and mobile, it was time to revamp this look-for into a tool that fits into your daily life!  So, we’ve re-created the Look-Fors sheet to be an interactive checklist with the option to provide comments on each section.  You can now download the PDF Form file to your computer or mobile and complete it right from your devise and then print it off or send via email.  You can even save a blank copy of PDF form to your device to access for later, so you’ll always have a quality checklist handy for lesson design and implementation.  Happy Friday!

Lesson Look-Fors, Education Closet

Download the Arts Integration Lesson Look-Fors Form

About the Author

Susan Riley is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. This is the world’s largest online resource for educators interested in integrating the arts. She has presented at events and authored articles for many educational organizations including The US Department of Education, Palmetto State Arts Education, Edutopia, Education Week, Americans for the Arts, ASCD, and NPR. She regularly presents at national and international events each year. She is the author of three books and is a sought-after collaborator for innovative educational projects around the globe. Susan brings creativity, practicality, dedication and passion to the education landscape. She is well-respected for her pioneering work in the fields of Arts Integration and STEAM education with a standards-based approach. As an educator who taught for 10 years in public schools, as well as served in central office leadership, she understands the fast-paced change, challenges and promise of 21st century schools. As an entrepreneur, she has successfully taken what was once a simple education blog and developed it into a rapidly-growing and highly-respected educational institution. Her team of 15+ teachers, leaders and coaches support over over 500,000 educators each month worldwide. 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. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan