Susan Riley | August 2015

LIVE Q&A Forum Broadcast

Our very FIRST Q&A Live Online Forum took place last Tuesday and it was an incredible learning experience!  We wanted to try out a new piece of technology that included the ability to chat, ask questions, and poll all at the same time.  Unfortunately, it didn’t work for us!  The video was forum broadcast, but people couldn’t hear me as I was answering their questions live.  As many of you know, I’m a firm believer in “failing forward” and I will gladly share with you both what works and what flops so that we can all learn and grow together.

Don’t worry – our folks who registered to attend live were given immediate access to this last Tuesday.  And that’s the thing about trying new solutions: even if they go wrong, if you strive to make it right people will understand.  So as many of you are trying new approaches, classroom management techniques, and even assessments, know that if they flop it will still be okay.

That said, we DID have some incredible questions that came in prior to the forum broadcast and I was able to answer quite a bit of them in the live segment.  So for those of you who missed it or want to catch up, I’m providing the archived edited recording here today:

Here’s some of the questions that folks shared with us that I addressed in last week’s segment:

1. What are some resources for secondary educators looking to use arts integration and STEAM?

2. Does Arts Integration and STEAM help or hurt arts education?

3. What kind of projects can I use with STEAM?

4. What if we don’t have arts educators in our building?

5. What is a sample STEAM lesson you can share?

This was a JOY to be able to connect with our audience in a real-time, solutions-focused way!  We will definitely be adding this to the mix of resources offered here on EdCloset, most likely offering a Live Q&A Forum once a month.  And yes – we’ve already got the platform tech-difficulties worked out.  We’re ready for YOU!

What questions do you have about arts integration & STEAM for our next live forum broadcast?  What time would work for you?

About the Author

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. Email Susan