Creative Mindset Blueprint 2017-04-09T13:31:55+00:00

The Creative Mindset Blueprint Online Class

Cultivate creative thinking in your classroom using arts integration without sacrificing your curriculum requirements.

ENROLL HERE for $199

You’re so ready to bring joy back to the classroom.

You’ve seen the frustration and felt the burn out.  At your core, you know there has to be a better way – something that provides both creative thinking and vigorous learning.  But you’re worried that if you step out on that limb, you won’t get through an already-packed curriculum.

Listen, if you want students in your classroom to have a deep, meaningful learning experience with you, Arts Integration is one of THE BEST ways to do it.

The only trick is in figuring out how to create a streamlined plan that will allow you to use the approach with integrity and save you time. This course will show you the exact sequence you need to get started.

You don’t need to know everything about Arts Integration to unleash its potential in your classroom. You just need the right steps in the right order to maximize your results.


Groups or Purchase Orders

Want to get a team trained?  Need to use a purchase order?  Please contact us and send us your request.  Group rates begin with teams of 5 or more.  School purchase orders are accepted for individual and group enrollments.


Your Learning Objectives

Here’s what you’ll be doing throughout this course…

What You’ll Receive

This Creative Mindset course comes with all of the following:

 10 hour PD Certificate

12 Streaming Video Lessons

14 Downloadable Handouts

Slidedeck & Video Downloads

Your Personalized PD Certificate

At the completion of the Creative Mindset course, each participant will be provided a certificate of professional development for 10 hours, often suitable for district CEUs and recertification needs.

Please check with your school or district on the transferability of PD hours into CEU credits.

**PA, NY, and TX residents – we are an approved PD provider.**


 **Registering a group or need to use a school PO?  Contact us here for information.

Course Curriculum

The Creative Mindset Online Course includes 4 training modules and 3 big bonuses. Each training module contains (3) 15-minute video lessons and 5-6 downloadable worksheets.  Here’s exactly what you’ll find inside…

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Learning the basics of the arts integration approach and how to overcome resistance


  • Lesson 1: Why you might encounter resistance and what to do about it
  • Lesson 2: Real-life data and research supporting the approach
  • Lesson 3: How to create a custom arts integration approach that works

Worksheets:  Resistance Cheat Sheet, Lesson Plan Template, Process/Product Guide, Access Point Worksheet, Teacher Survey, Lesson Look-Fors



Getting others on board with you!


  • Lesson 1: How to highlight the benefits and maximize the features of the creative mindset
  • Lesson 2: Who you need on your first team (and who you don’t)
  • Lesson 3: How to document your progress and what evidence you should collect

Worksheets:  30-day Jumpstart Plan, Team Checklist, Evidence Cheat Sheet, Peer Review Template



Specific strategies and lessons you can use right now in your classroom


  • Lesson 1: How to carve out and make the most of your planning time
  • Lesson 2: The best strategies to use for the highest impact
  • Lesson 3: How to use strategies as a propeller into lesson implementation and flow

Worksheets:  Collaborative Planning Framework, Strategies Resource Guide, Extending Strategies Worksheet, Strategies to Lesson Worksheet



Assessment templates that are easy-to-use and understand


  • Lesson 1: Quick, effective, and reliable assessments
  • Lesson 2: How to reach out to potential partners and forge lasting relationships
  • Lesson 3: How celebrations will skyrocket your success rate (and how to do it without the “cheese”)

Worksheets:  Assessment Alignment Guide, Assessment Pinboard, Reachout Checklist and Email Script, Celebrations Idea Sheet, Final Checklist



Bonuses to help make this process even easier


  • Connected standards planner (completed for you)
  • Curated list of arts integration example videos – see it in action
  • How to use QR codes as an arts integration strategy
  • Unit Planner


Creating Buy-In

Video Length: 14 min. 30 sec.


  • HOW TO CREATE BUY-IN QUICKLY: and in a way that doesn’t feel pushy.
  • WHO TO HAVE ON YOUR TEAM: and why you don’t want everyone.



leslie-headshot“Your course brought a sense of freshness and exciting to my teaching practice. Being a lover of the arts has brought so much joy and energy into my classroom already and I am looking forward to continuing my practice as an integrated arts teacher. Thank you for your passion and commitment to bringing creativity back into ALL of our classrooms 🙂”

Leslie Muhlbach


The entire Creative Mindset course is available to you IMMEDIATELY upon enrollment.  Here’s what happens next…

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Meet Your Instructor

Susan Riley

Susan is the Founder and CEO of EducationCloset. As an arts integration and STEAM specialist, Susan has taught over 2,000 educators how to harness the creative mindset in their classrooms while maintaining integrity to the arts.  She is an internationally-recognized author, speaker, educator and passionate advocate for arts integration and STEAM.  In this new training, Susan shares her 12+ years of experience to provide you with the support you need in the rapidly shifting 21st century classroom.


Afraid of investing your hard earned money? We totally understand.

We don’t want you to buy this online creative course unless you feel absolutely sure that it will be the most effective way to help your students grow and succeed in your classroom. However, we truly believe you’ll find incredible value in the Creative Mindset Blueprint online class.  So we back it up with a full, no questions asked, 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. If you don’t see the outcomes you’re looking for, or feel this online creative course wasn’t for you, there are no hard feelings! Simply send us an email and we’ll immediately refund your money.


Don’t let another day slip by without the tools you need to bring creative thinking, joy and powerful learning experiences BACK to your classroom.

ENROLL HERE for $199

This investment in yourself and your teaching practice is just $199 and you can enroll now. The Creative Mindset Blueprint is a 100% online class, accessible from any device, anytime. Once your transaction has been processed, you will receive an email with a secure link to gain immediate access to these creative teaching resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to feel totally comfortable taking our professional development courses. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!

Can I learn at my own pace?

Absolutely!  Each of our courses are self-paced, means you can go as quickly or as slowly as you need. We know that while you may have specific intentions for how you’ll go through your course, life can sometimes have other plans. That’s why you can take any course at any time.  You’ll never have to worry about falling behind or getting registered for credit in time.  Work at your own pace in your own way.

Will the PD hours count for my school/district?

In most cases, yes! We can provide you with a certificate of hours from our organization, based on the contact hours of the course. The majority of schools and districts accept these certificates and count them towards professional development hours.  We always advise you, however, to check with your own institution before taking a course – just to be sure!

None of these courses are offered with graduate credit or are affiliated with an institution of higher education.  However, we do work directly with state departments of education to ensure that these professional development hours meet their requirements and high-levels of learning expectations.  As such, in almost all cases, these courses can be used for continuing education requirements.

What is the total investment for this course?

All of our individual courses are available for a total of $199.  That includes lifetime access and a certificate of 10 PD hours.  No additional books or purchases are required – everything is provided inside the course.

Do you offer a guarantee?

Absolutely.  We invite you to participate in any course for 30 days and access all that we have to offer.  At the end of 30 days, if you don’t feel that the course fits your needs, we’ll happily refund 100% of your money.

We’ll ask for your completed course work (to make sure you gave it a try) and ask what didn’t work for you (so that we can learn and improve).  If you commit to the work and don’t get the value, then we don’t deserve your money.

Can I use a purchase order?  What if I have a group?

School districts MAY use a purchase order – please contact us for more details and let us know which course you are interested in.

Group rates are available for groups of 3 or more.  Please contact us for those rates.

Can I use the PD hours for lane-change/salary bump?

In most cases, yes! Again, we suggest you double check with your own institution as each has different requirements.  We have a high-level of transferability for our courses to be used for these purposes, and will be happy to work with your institution if they require more information or details.

What is the assignment workload like for this course?

One of the unique things about this course is that there are no written assignments or quizzes. We don’t feel a drawn-out written assignment or quiz is directly applicable to your work.  Instead, in each lesson we provide you with a resource/download that you can use to apply the information you’ve learned from the video.

For example, in Module 2, Lesson 2, you are provided with this team checklist You’ll complete the checklist after watching the video lesson and then use it as you continue throughout the course.  This way, your learning builds over time and you’re creating resources you can use in your own classroom.

At the end of our STEAM and arts integration courses, you’ll submit a plan of action for how you are going to incorporate everything you’ve learned into your classroom.  People approach this plan differently.  Some folks provide a series of lessons they plan to incorporate, some provide an outline for how they plan to bring arts integration to their school, and others write an essay on everything that they have learned throughout the course.  Any of these are fine!  Once we receive that plan of action, we review it and provide you with feedback and your certificate of hours within about 2-3 days.

What if I have questions?

We have a great team of people who are here to support you all of the way.  If you run into an issues, or even if you just need a sounding board for an idea – we’re just an email, phone call or text away.

Phone/Text: 443-821-1088 or Email us here

Set yourself (and your students) up for success

Enroll in the course trusted by thousands of K-12 teachers using Arts Integration in their classrooms.

ENROLL HERE for $199