Susan Riley | January 2018

Winter 2018 Official Conference Schedule Released

We’re just days away from the 10th Arts Integration and STEAM Online Conference!  This is such an exciting day of learning and connection – full of new ideas, positive engagement and inspiring resources.  Today, we’re excited to release the official conference schedule for the Winter 2018 event.

STRAND 1: 10AM – 11AM ET

10:00: Susan Riley – Opening

10:10: Sunni Brown – I Think, Therefore I Infodoodle: Visual Language for Learning

10:25: Jie Qi – Circuits as Crayons: Paper Meets Electronics as a Medium for Creative Expression

10:40: Cindy Ingram – Kinesthetic Art Connections

10:55: Break

STRAND 2: 11AM – 12:25PM ET

11:00: Alicia Morgan – Deeper Learning in STEAM and Arts Integration Programs

11:20: Merryl Goldburg – ART=OPPORTUNITY- Using Research as Effective Advocacy for Arts Integration

11:35: Juli Ross-Kleinmann – Exit Tickets: A Creative Way to Reinforce Literacy in a Makerspace World

11:50: Cathy Seeley – Loving Math and Needing the Arts

12:05: Jennifer Garcia – STEAMing Along-Three Years Later

12:25: Break

12:30: Susan Riley – Lunch and Lessons: Arts Integration and STEAM lesson demos

STRAND 3: 1PM – 2:05PM ET


1:15: Alice Gentili – Project Based Learning with 3D Printing in the STEAM Classroom

1:40: Amanda Koonlaba – Following Directions with Kandinsky

2:00: Break

STRAND 4: 2:05PM – 3:05PM ET

2:05: Elizabeth Peterson – Listen to Learn

2:20: Deirdre Moore – Science and Dance: Finding What Works

2:35: Mary Dagani – Music & Language: Building Connections for English Learners!

3:00: Break

STRAND 5: 3:05PM – 4:00PM ET

3:05: Samuel Wright – Remixing Mozart

3:20: Tiffany Wall – The Art of Tinkering in Early Childhood

3:35: Matthew Varnell – Language and the Arts: The Keys to Cognition

3:55: Susan Riley – Closing and Giveaways


Not only is this a fully packed live day event of learning, we also have an incredible lineup of “breakout” sessions that participants can view whenever they’d like:

  • Introduction to Digital Sketchnotes
  • Teaching Coding through Music: Intro to EarSketch
  • How Arts Integration Cultivates Global Citizenry
  • Make Learning Pop with Puppets: Project Based Learning Through Puppetry
  • From Beehive Life to the Colors of the Rainbow
  • More 3D Printing in the Secondary Design Classroom
  • Listen, Move, Think! Introducing a Novel and Low Stress Way to Add Meaningful Creative Motor Movement to Your Daily Program
  • Establishing Routines
  • Make Space for a Makerspace
  • Bookending Lessons with Arts Integration
  • Music Coding for Everyone

These are all included with conference registration in our on-demand site.  The on-demand site also contains recordings of the entire live day event.  So if you can’t make it live, you can go back and watch everything in that password-protected site.

Every session also includes professional-quality handouts, so you’ll have resources immediately available to help you put these ideas into practice.

If you haven’t already signed up, be sure to register here and secure your seat to the largest online arts integration and STEAM conference in the world.  We can’t wait to see you there!

About the Author

Susan Riley is the founder and CEO of 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