If you are looking for a high-energy, professional, motivating, inspiring speaker for your next professional development session, Susan Riley can provide you with what you seek! Recognized nationally as a high-impact and cutting-edge educator, Susan brings a wealth of practical experience and innovative strategies to any event. With her unique background in the Arts, Education Administration, Common Core, STEM and business experience, Susan is a popular speaker on a variety of topics that are the forefront of the educational landscape.
When you book Susan for your event, you can expect that participants will leave your event with excitement, REAL tools that they can implement TOMORROW and ideas and resources in their hands that they can continue to use for a long time to come. Each session is customized to meet the individual needs of each client - there are no cookie cutter presentations because there are no cookie cutter events.
Interested in booking Susan for your next event? Contact us today to receive availability and pricing.
May 30th, 2013
Featured Presenter, CAFE 2013: The Arts and Common Core, Towson University
July 19th and 20th, 2013
Upper Darby School District Arts Integration Professional Development
July 26th, 2013
Featured speaker, Connectivity Arts Integration Conference
August 15th and 16th, 2013
Bethel Public Schools Arts Integration Professional Development
September 16th, 2013
Keynote speaker, Wolf Trap Institute Resource Night
View a sample of our current topic lists
Engaging our students in relevant skills and practices is more important than ever if we are to compete in a global 21st century. It's also extremely challenging. This presentation explores the role that culture plays in educational progress, the future of global success and student achievement, the importance of process over product, and how the arts are at the center of the innovation landscape.
Reboot Your Thinking
Critical and Creative Thinking are the hallmarks for innovation. How can we capture these thinking processes to better serve our students? In this popular presentation, Susan will share strategies that make student thinking come alive. Participants will actively engage in sample visual art, music, dance and drama strategies that showcase the human thought process and how we can weave thinking through integration. It's time to reboot your creativity and supercharge your thinking!
Full STEAM Ahead
STEAM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) is one of the hottest topics in teaching today. Yet, there are so many questions around how to integrate STEAM practices authentically. This presentation will provide participants with a deep understanding of what STEAM education is, how to making connections across content areas, and how these strategies can lead us full STEAM ahead in 21st century educational practices.
The HeART of the Core
Common Core is here and educators everywhere are investing in new teaching and learning practices. This timely presentation provides participants with practical solutions for implementing the Common Core State Standards through artistic processes and skills. Included in this presentation are information on curriculum mapping across areas using the Common Core Standards, sample strategies in the arts, and authentic assessment practices that align with both the Common Core Standards and the Core Arts Standards.