Susan Riley | September 2015

Periscope PD: Expanding Sentences Strategy

Who couldn’t use a new arts integration strategy to put in their bag of tricks?

Today’s Periscope PD is from the session I shared last Tuesday evening all about the Expanding Sentences strategy.  In this short, 10 minute video, I explain how we take a common reading strategy and use it to help our students take their artistic work to the next level.

What’s great about this is that you can use it as a way to naturally bridge between the artistic skills and the content areas you try to integrate.  Many times, this is where we falter: the transition zones.  This strategy makes that transition smooth and carries you into your lesson with ease.

Plus, you don’t want to miss my pre-party Q&A about the new version of the Muppets that’s airing on ABC.  Truly serious artistic talk going on, for sure.

As I explained in the broadcast, the real trick to pulling this all together is found in the transitions between the content and the arts area in the lesson.  It’s really a delicate balance between the two.



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