Susan Riley | February 2015

On-Demand Video: What is Arts Integration?

We have exciting news today, folks!

Our all-new On-Demand Video page is now open for you to learn all about arts integration and STEAM On-Demand.  From what it is to how to incorporate it in your classroom. You can view the On-Demand Video page both here on the EdCloset site OR you can subscribe to our YouTube channel and get access as soon as we release a new On-Demand Video.

We wanted 2015 to be the year of personal connection and engagement with each of you. What better way to get personal than through On-Demand Video?  Each week, we receive hundreds of emails and phone calls from educators and districts looking to move towards Arts Integration or STEAM but are stuck in some way.

That’s why we’re now offering EducationCloset On-Demand.  Each week, I’ll be tackling the biggest questions we receive from you and sharing some ideas, strategies and lessons to help truly make arts integration and STEAM a successful approach in your classroom, school or district.  Each On-Demand Videowill be between 5-15 minutes in length and provide you with some immediately actionable tools that you can use in your teaching practice.

For our first episode, I’m addressing the difference between arts integration and arts enhancement.  This quite possibly our number one question!  So I’ll be taking this opportunity to welcome you to the new On-Demand Videoseries and studio, as well as share some examples of what enhancement and integration look like in a lesson.

Once you’ve had a chance to view the On-Demand Video, I’d love to hear from you!  What would arts integration do for your students?  How would it change the way you teach, plan and assess?  Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.  I can’t wait to continue this conversation with you!

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