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The HOT APPROACH is an innovative delivery system that provides teachers, teaching artists, administrators, parents, and arts organization educators vital professional development, resources, tools and strategies to develop, deepen and expand effective practices in standards based arts education, arts integration, school culture change and leadership development.
The HOT APPROACH, reflected in a school's commitment to child centered, experiential, arts integrated teaching and learning weaves best practices in arts in education with present-day needs and experiences of urban, suburban, and rural school communities. The HOT APPROACH is comprehensive. It considers the whole child, teacher, artist, administrator, and school community. Professional development supports teacher growth and parental involvement, and leads to personal renewal. The strong presence of teaching artists and parents is a distinctive feature of the HOT APPROACH.