The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM has been highlighted by various media and education publications as a leader in arts integration and STEAM education.  Below is a selected list of previous media mentions, references, and editorials.

Press Release (Jan 10, 2022): “Beaufort County School District Chooses the Accelerator”

“Creativity is Not a Soft Skill” The 74

A Strong Finish to the School YearHarvard Graduate School of Education

Tech Start-Ups have Become Conceptual ArtThe Atlantic

3 Ideas for Incorporating Music into Core High School ClassesYahoo News

Using 3D Printing to Enhance LearningUniversity of Illinois Makerlab

There’s Something Missing from STEM LearningEducationWeek

Promoting the Power of Art within EveryoneSan Diego Tribune

Pattern PerfectScholastic Teacher Magazine

Use Arts Integration to Enhance Common CoreEdutopia

Pivot Point: At the Crossroads of STEM, STEAM and Arts IntegrationEdutopia

Gathering STEAMISTE Entresekt 

STEAM Learning in ActionLesley University

11 Essential Strategies in Teaching MathWe Are Teachers

Founder Susan Riley and other team members have been featured keynotes, presenters, and panelists for a variety of organizations including:

The United States Department of Education

Mississippi Whole Schools Initiative

Art Educators of New Jersey

Palmetto State Arts Education

State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education (SEDAE)

California CORE Districts

Michigan Reading Association

New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association


The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM is the world’s largest online professional development provider for teachers and leaders using arts-integrated approaches.  Founded in 2013 by Susan Riley, a former music educator and administrator, the Institute now serves over 800,000 educators globally each year through its online workshops, resources, courses, conferences and certification. Having achieved coveted IACET accreditation in 2019, the Institute’s programs continue to lead the way in high-quality and high-value professional development for educators.  The Institute values collaboration with other organizations to continue to drive arts integration and STEAM forward for 21st century learners. Collaborations, partnerships and presentations have included the US Department of Education, The Turnaround Arts Program: A National Program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, State Education Agency Directors of Arts Education, and many others.


Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of The Institute for Arts Integration and STEAM. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 21st century learning skills, and STEAM. 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.


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