Susan Riley | April 2015

Up for a Game of Leapfrog?

Have you ever played a game of leapfrog?

If you’re like me, it might be a just a *few* years back.  But the other day, my 5-year old asked me to play it with her outside and we had a great time.  The only trouble was, her little legs made it tough to jump over me, since I’m a bit bigger than a kindergartener. :)

Moving from arts integration strategies to arts integration lessons can seem a lot like this kind of leapfrog game.  The bigger the concepts, the harder the leap.

In this final video from our three-part series, you’ll learn how to use arts strategies as a propeller into an integrated lesson, rather than as just a warm-up activity.

If you’ve enjoyed this free video series this week, I hope you’ll consider joining us in the Learning Studios for even more of these helpful ideas and grab-and-go resources.

Enrollment is only open until next week and then closes until October.  If you’re looking to catch up on some great professional development this summer, the Learning Studios could be a great fit for you.  You can access everything in your own time and pace.


We’re constantly adding new resources for you based on requests from members.  So rather than creating it yourself, you’ll be able to access the custom-designed resources whenever you need.  It’s like having an arts integration team on-call!

We offer a variety of membership options for you to fit your needs, including individual plans, graduate-credit options, and even district/school enrollment packages.  And your monthly membership can be cancelled at any time, making this a truly risk-free opportunity for you.

As the weather turns warmer and the days get longer, it’s a great time to think about investing in yourself.  My team and I would love to help you in whatever way we can.


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