As the school year comes to a close, I know a lot of you are looking forward to vacations, professional development, and relaxation. It is one of the best parts of being an educator – a summer to recoup and reflect on the past year. This summer, I have an exciting schedule planned. I am honored to be a part of some great seminars, trainings, and even a national convention in order to help bring awareness to the power of arts integration. So if you’d like to catch me live, virtually, or anywhere in between, just check out where I’ll be this summer. And please – introduce yourself! I’d love to meet you!
Summer 2011 Schedule
July 10th-11th: MATI (Maryland Artists Training Institute) in University Park, MD.
July 12th-13th: Presenter at the School Improvement Network National Conference in Salt Lake City, UT.
July 11th-29th: Arts Integration e-Course Instruction
July 31st-August 7th: Vacation in Rehoboth Beach, DE
August 8th-26th: Arts Integration e-Course Instruction
In addition to these dates, I’ll also be sitting in with our own school improvement team as we look at the Core Curriculum Standards that are coming with Race to the Top, working on a variety of new courses (be on the lookout this summer – 4 NEW courses are coming!!), and spending time with my beautiful 2-year old Emma and wonderful husband Kevin. I’m truly excited about what this summer has in store.
Do you have any exciting summer plans? Let us know what kind of professional development, presentations or other events that would be beneficial for us to attend! Let’s all use this summer for stretching our legs, reflecting on practice and relaxing from stress so that we can be the best possible teachers when we return in the fall!
Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of EducationCloset.com. She focuses on teacher professional development in arts integration, Common Core State Standards, 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.