Designed to STEAM 2017-05-23T10:55:03+00:00

The Designed to STEAM Online Class

Create STEAM lessons, deliver them with confidence and assess them with ease in this STEAM training program.

ENROLL HERE for $199



Want to go beyond just hearing about STEAM education?  How about creating a STEAM curriculum approach that brings hands-on learning front and center in your classroom?


Designed to STEAM explores the natural connections between Science, Technology, Engineering, the ARTS, and Mathematics.


The Designed to STEAM course provides teachers with:

  • a system for integrating the arts standards within the STEM content areas 
  • a framework for building an authentic STEAM curriculum and approach to teaching
  • specific examples for STEAM lessons and strategies.
  • and an outline for how to use STEAM with other curriculum initiatives (like PBL, IB, and more)


This STEAM training moves beyond simply using the design-process to truly being able to integrate ALL the arts in and through STEM.  You will walk away with a series of strategies and sequences that will empower you to craft a STEAM initiative that works for you and your students.



  • Define the distinct elements of STEM, STEAM and Integrated studies, including the differences and similarities of each strategy.
  • Select objectives from Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math that are aligned and enhance each other to increase student engagement in learning.
  • Build a series authentic STEAM lessons that are grade-level appropriate and rigorous in the individual cognitive demand required for students.
  • Design multiple assessment examples that measure student mastery of content equitably in each content objective addressed in a STEAM lesson.
  • Develop a compilation of resources that can be used when designing STEAM outcomes, lessons and assessments.



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

STEAM training in the Designed to STEAM course

Getting the basics of a STEAM curriculum under your belt.

  • LESSON 1: The STEAM Process
  • LESSON 2: STEAM Lesson Planning
  • LESSON 3: STEAM Assessments

Downloadables: Sample lesson plans, assessments, lesson templates, and a STEAM program guide

The essentials you need to start building some STEAM.

  • LESSON 1: Designing your STEAM Roadmap
  • LESSON 2: Structures & Organization in the Classroom
  • LESSON 3: Using the Design Process

Downloadables: STEAM Roadmap, Structures Checklist, STEAM-Designed Cheat Sheet

Creating and implementing STEAM and Makerspaces

  • LESSON 1: How to Find Time for STEAM
  • LESSON 2: Who Does What in a STEAM Lesson?
  • LESSON 3: Implementation Steps for the STEAM Process

Downloadables: STEAM Planners, Tasklist, and Implementation Guide

How to get buy-in and connect with school priorities

  • LESSON 1: Feedback and Adjustments
  • LESSON 2: Getting Others on Board
  • LESSON 3: How to Connect with Other Initiatives (PBL, Common Core, IB)

Downloadables: Feedback Forms, Partnership Packet and Email Scripts, STEAM Connections Cheat Sheet

Bonuses designed to propel your STEAM efforts

  • BONUS 1: STEAMKit PD zip file
  • BONUS 2: No Permission Required Book
  • BONUS 3: Organization Kit




This STEAM training 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 PD 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.**



The Design Process

Video Length: 8 min. 37 sec.


  • THE COMPONENTS OF THE DESIGN PROCESS: and how to leverage them in a STEAM lesson.
  • HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR STEAM EFFORTS: within a simple framework.



tiffany-headshot“Thank you for presenting such a clear, organized way to begin using STEAM in the classroom. I feel a lot more confident in my goal to integrate more STEAM activities into my room this year than I did when I first set out to accomplish this goal. I am looking forward to the other online courses on the site!”

Tiffany Wall

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 STEAM training, Susan shares her 12+ years of experience to provide you with the support you need in the rapidly shifting 21st century classroom.


Don’t let another day slip by without the tools you need to the power of STEAM into your classroom.

ENROLL HERE for $199

This investment in yourself and your teaching practice is just $199 and you can enroll now. The Designed to STEAM course 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

We want you to feel totally comfortable taking this STEAM training online. So if you still have some questions, we’ll be happy to answer them!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

One of the unique things about this STEAM training 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 1, Lesson 2, you are provided with this cheat sheetYou’ll complete the cheat sheet 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 any STEAM and arts integration course, 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 a STEAM program 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.

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 training trusted by thousands of K-12 teachers using STEAM education in their classrooms.

ENROLL HERE for $199