HOT SCHOOLS SUMMER INSTITUTE - The Hallmark of HOT Schools Professional Development
2017 - STEAM – THE HOT APPROACH MAKES STEM SIZZLE!
Have you rubbed elbows with a practicing artist lately? Would you like to know more about creating an ‘orchestra of innovation’ using the principles of design? Have you ever built a robot that makes its own art? Have you ever designed a toilet? Did you know that decoding rhythmic patterns from classical motifs can be expressed as fraction sequences? Are you curious about demystifying Makerspaces? Have you tinkered in 3-D? Wonder how comparison, juxtaposition, composition, art, design, sorting, grouping, categorizing, cognitive scientists, and nature specimens are connected? Have you experienced ‘curriculum in motion’? Have you REALLY developed an Essential Question? Do you practice “The Art of Questions?” Does your school culture support student choice, voice, opportunity and responsibility?
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The Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA), proudly presents Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools(™), a cadre of select urban, rural, and suburban schools that model best practices through the HOT Approach.
COA, Connecticut's State Arts Agency, believes that arts education is essential to the creative learning process and significantly contributes to a vibrant community. COA is dedicated to advancing the arts as an essential element of life-long learning
The Connecticut Office of the Arts has invested in HOT Schools for nearly 25 years. The HOT Approach: Changing Instructional Practice Through Strong Arts, Arts Integration and Democratic Practice, has evolved from HOT Schools(™) and serves as the genesis for developing COA's Arts Education programs and services.
Those interested in igniting curiosity and wonder, revolutionizing instructional practice, and transforming school culture are encouraged to observe HOT Exemplary Schools in practice and to participate in HOT professional development.