Susan Riley | August 2014

STEAMing Summer Teacher Deals

Who doesn’t love a great discount or deal?

Especially as teachers, we’re always on the lookout for a bargain since we often need to supply or refresh our integration and creation areas.  Basics like glue sticks, pipe cleaners, construction paper, paintbrushes and paints, tissue paper and rhythmic instruments all add up, so when we see a deal we jump on it!  As educators committed to integration, we know what it takes to enable students to create.  To help you out, we’re sharing a few of our favorite Summer Teacher Deals available right now just for teachers (and a special giveaway too!).  Enjoy these summer savings on your way to STEAMing up your classrooms for this new school year!

Office and Organization Supplies

The Container Store: You know that storage of materials is key for integrated lessons.  The Container Store is offering discounts and coupons through their Organized Teacher Discount program.  Sign up between now and December 31st to receive some great Summer Teacher Deals!

Dick Blick: Our friends at Dick Blick were major sponsors of our 2014 Connectivity Conference and are fantastic supporters of arts integration and STEAM.  When you sign up for their Preferred Customer Card, you receive a 10% discount off everything you purchase.

Office Depot: Their Star Teacher Rewards program offers 5% off every purchase, every day for teachers.

Staples: Prefer Staples to Office Depot?  Their Staples Teacher Rewards program also offers a 5% discount for teachers.  Bonus: sign up and you’ll receive special coupons and appreciation days all year round.


Bring your valid teacher ID to any of these stores for a 10-15% discount your purchase!

Loft  |  Banana Republic  |  Eddie Bauer  |  New York and Company  |  J.Crew


Don’t forget that many technology-focused companies offer discounts for teachers too.  This may be a good time to purchase new software or to update your own devices.  Check out these companies for 10-20% educator discounts:

Apple  |  Dell  |  Adobe Education Store  |  Dreambox Learning (free school trial)

A Giveaway Deal for you!

Have you found any other discounts or Summer Teacher Deals?  Do you have a discount or deal that you plan to use?  Share them in the comments areas below for the chance to receive a free month’s subscription to the Learning Studios at EducationCloset!  We’ll announce the recipient on September 4th!  Good luck!

About the Author

Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, STEAM, 21st century learning skills, and technology. 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. She lives in Westminster, MD with her husband and daughter. Email Susan