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The hallmark of HOT Schools professional development is a nationally acclaimed, week-long residential conference packed with renowned speakers, seminars, workshops, sequential learning tracks, interactive demonstrations and performances. The Institute highlights The HOT Approach as a reliable keystone for employing instructional practice that cultivates critical, creative and innovative thinkers, inspires and motivates educators, and sparks joy in teaching and learning.
The Institute's professional development demonstrates the value of learning communities, fosters collaboration and provides educators skills and strategies to address learning challenges, and advance learning through differentiated instruction, inquiry-based learning and the arts processes of creating, performing and responding.