Susan Riley | May 2016

Arts Integration and STEAM Strategy Cards

Sometimes, all we need to jumpstart an arts integration lesson is a great STEAM strategy.  These strategies can help lead us into a rich and meaningful lesson, but it can be hard to find exactly the one that might work for you and your students.

In today’s SmART Ideas video tip, I’m excited to share with you our newest area on the site to make this whole process a lot easier.  The Arts Integration and STEAM Strategy Cards area now makes it super simple to search for and download the exact strategy you need.  It’s categorized by arts area, and everything uses the same format, so you know you’ll be able to quickly put these into action in your classroom.

What’s also nice is we’ve linked these back to the original posts.  Each post contains a more thorough explanation of the strategy (either through a video or a written step-by-step action plans), so you’ll never be lost or feel like you need some help filling in the blanks.

Lastly, you may just want one or two strategy cards to print out, but if need be, you have the option of printing out an entire set.  Just click on the “Strategy Card Set” image on the upper right of the page, and you’ll instantly have access to all the strategies being shared.

We hope you enjoy this latest area on the site, and please check back often as we continue to add new strategies to the mix!

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