HOT APPROACH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Professional Development forms the core of the Connecticut Office of the Arts HOT APPROACH. Grounded in current research and best practices in teaching and learning, it is designed to engage arts and non-arts classroom teachers, administrators, teaching artists and parents. HOT APPROACH professional development demonstrates the value of arts integrated learning communities, fosters collaboration and provides educators actionable strategies and skills to address learning challenges, and advances learning through differentiated instruction. The HOT APPROACH cultivates higher order thinking skills and inquiry –based teaching and learning in and through the arts processes of creating, performing, responding and connecting. The HOT APPROACH provides opportunities for growth and development along the Arts Learning Continuum.

THE ARTS LEARNING CONTINUUM REFLECTS GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FROM...

  • Arts Access, where schools provide students with exposure to the arts through field trips, school or classroom visits, performance(s),“informance(s),” and/or lecture demonstrations by artists or artist groups. To ...
  • Arts Connection and Correlation, which extend Arts Access experiences and begin to make connections between the arts experience and curriculum.  To ...
  • Arts Integration, which are sequential arts learning experiences that weave ideas and concepts between and among arts and non-arts disciplines, effectively advancing knowledge and/or skills in an arts discipline while concurrently advancing knowledge and/or skills in other disciplines.

 

HOT school Events

Calendar of Public Events and Registration

Registration forms are updated weekly. You must be registered two weeks prior to the event to attend. Please contact us with questions.


2017-2018 Opportunities at a Glance

 

 

2017-2017 Professional Development Opportunities 

Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School
12.13.2017
HOT Schools Exploration Days provide an opportunity to experience the HOT Approach in action. Participants are invited to observe and will be guided through the ways in which Spotlight HOT Schools structure instruction through the HOT Schools core components of strong arts, art integration and democratic practice. Spotlight HOT Schools shares the same broad goals identified in the Common Core State Standards readiness anchor standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, and HOT practices affect work habits (imagination, investigation, construction and reflection) identified by National Core Arts Standards. HOT School Exploration Days are appropriate for arts and non-arts classroom teachers, teaching artists, parents and arts organization educators.
Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts
1.12.2018
HOT Schools Exploration Days provide an opportunity to experience the HOT Approach in action. Participants are invited to observe and will be guided through the ways in which Spotlight HOT Schools structure instruction through the HOT Schools core components of strong arts, art integration and democratic practice. Spotlight HOT Schools shares the same broad goals identified in the Common Core State Standards readiness anchor standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, and HOT practices affect work habits (imagination, investigation, construction and reflection) identified by National Core Arts Standards. HOT School Exploration Days are appropriate for arts and non-arts classroom teachers, teaching artists, parents and arts organization educators.
TBD
2.01.2018
Best Practice Workshops are day-long workshops collaboratively designed, hosted, and conducted by a HOT school and HOT Schools staff to share best practices, developed and tested in HOT schools over time.
Lincoln Middle School
2.02.2018
Visitors will be welcomed to observe teachers in science, writing, art, music and social studies classrooms. Join us for a multi-cultural luncheon provided by our 6th Grade families! Visitors will see science, social studies and language arts in action on both eighth grade teams. Our music department will showcase multicultural drumming. Seventh grade will feature science sleuths, technology integration with math enrichment classes and weaving poetry in a sixth grade language arts lesson. Our Media Center with showcase a reading incentive program, READ, SNAP, TOSS, WIN!
Jack Jackter Intermediate School
2.07.2018
HOT Schools Exploration Days provide an opportunity to experience the HOT Approach in action. Participants are invited to observe and will be guided through the ways in which Spotlight HOT Schools structure instruction through the HOT Schools core components of strong arts, art integration and democratic practice. Spotlight HOT Schools shares the same broad goals identified in the Common Core State Standards readiness anchor standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, and HOT practices affect work habits (imagination, investigation, construction and reflection) identified by National Core Arts Standards. HOT School Exploration Days are appropriate for arts and non-arts classroom teachers, teaching artists, parents and arts organization educators.
John Lyman Elementary School
2.09.2018
HOT Schools Exploration Days provide an opportunity to experience the HOT Approach in action. Participants are invited to observe and will be guided through the ways in which Spotlight HOT Schools structure instruction through the HOT Schools core components of strong arts, art integration and democratic practice. Spotlight HOT Schools shares the same broad goals identified in the Common Core State Standards readiness anchor standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, and HOT practices affect work habits (imagination, investigation, construction and reflection) identified by National Core Arts Standards. HOT School Exploration Days are appropriate for arts and non-arts classroom teachers, teaching artists, parents and arts organization educators.
Jack Jackter Intermediate School
3.07.2018
HOT Schools Exploration Days provide an opportunity to experience the HOT Approach in action. Participants are invited to observe and will be guided through the ways in which Spotlight HOT Schools structure instruction through the HOT Schools core components of strong arts, art integration and democratic practice. Spotlight HOT Schools shares the same broad goals identified in the Common Core State Standards readiness anchor standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, and HOT practices affect work habits (imagination, investigation, construction and reflection) identified by National Core Arts Standards. HOT School Exploration Days are appropriate for arts and non-arts classroom teachers, teaching artists, parents and arts organization educators.
TBD
3.09.2018
3.10.2018
The Mini-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 the joy in teaching and learning. It is a 2-3 day residential conference.
Integrated Day Charter School
3.23.2018
HOT Schools Exploration Days provide an opportunity to experience the HOT Approach in action. Participants are invited to observe and will be guided through the ways in which Spotlight HOT Schools structure instruction through the HOT Schools core components of strong arts, art integration and democratic practice. Spotlight HOT Schools shares the same broad goals identified in the Common Core State Standards readiness anchor standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, and HOT practices affect work habits (imagination, investigation, construction and reflection) identified by National Core Arts Standards. HOT School Exploration Days are appropriate for arts and non-arts classroom teachers, teaching artists, parents and arts organization educators.
Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School
4.05.2018
HOT Schools Exploration Days provide an opportunity to experience the HOT Approach in action. Participants are invited to observe and will be guided through the ways in which Spotlight HOT Schools structure instruction through the HOT Schools core components of strong arts, art integration and democratic practice. Spotlight HOT Schools shares the same broad goals identified in the Common Core State Standards readiness anchor standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, and HOT practices affect work habits (imagination, investigation, construction and reflection) identified by National Core Arts Standards. HOT School Exploration Days are appropriate for arts and non-arts classroom teachers, teaching artists, parents and arts organization educators.
Kinsella Magnet School of Performing Arts
4.20.2018
HOT Schools Exploration Days provide an opportunity to experience the HOT Approach in action. Participants are invited to observe and will be guided through the ways in which Spotlight HOT Schools structure instruction through the HOT Schools core components of strong arts, art integration and democratic practice. Spotlight HOT Schools shares the same broad goals identified in the Common Core State Standards readiness anchor standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, and HOT practices affect work habits (imagination, investigation, construction and reflection) identified by National Core Arts Standards. HOT School Exploration Days are appropriate for arts and non-arts classroom teachers, teaching artists, parents and arts organization educators.
TBD
4.25.2018
Best Practice Workshops are day-long workshops collaboratively designed, hosted, and conducted by a HOT school and HOT Schools staff to share best practices, developed and tested in HOT schools over time.
Long Wharf Theatre
5.17.2018
In HOT Schools, artists are teaching partners. The passion, commitment, and skill that artists bring to the classroom open doors to creative and critical thinking for students and teachers. HOT Schools pairs skilled teaching artists with skilled K-12 teachers to create dynamic long-term, arts-integrated, learning experiences called Teacher-Artist Collaborations (TACs).
The HOT Schools Summer Institute is a nationally acclaimed week-long residential conference packed with renowned speakers, interactive workshops, performances and sequential learning tracks.

Past Events

Long Wharf Theatre
10.05.2017
In HOT Schools, artists are teaching partners. The passion, commitment, and skill that artists bring to the classroom open doors to creative and critical thinking for students and teachers. HOT Schools pairs skilled teaching artists with skilled K-12 teachers to create dynamic long-term, arts-integrated, learning experiences called Teacher-Artist Collaborations (TACs).
Lincoln Middle School
10.20.2017
Visitors will be welcomed to observe teachers in science, writing, art, music and social studies classrooms. Join us for a multi-cultural luncheon provided by our 6th Grade families! Visitors will see science, social studies and language arts in action on both eighth grade teams. Our music department will showcase multicultural drumming. Seventh grade will feature science sleuths, technology integration with math enrichment classes and weaving poetry in a sixth grade language arts lesson. Our Media Center with showcase a reading incentive program, READ, SNAP, TOSS, WIN!
John Lyman Elementary School
10.26.2017
HOT Schools Orientation participants will experience first-hand, HOT Schools theory in action as they observe and are guided through the ways in which Lyman structures instruction through the HOT School core components of strong arts, art integration and democratic practice; providing each student with the tools to achieve high academic standards and become a creative, successful, life-long learner.
Integrated Day Charter School
11.16.2017
HOT Schools Exploration Days provide an opportunity to experience the HOT Approach in action. Participants are invited to observe and will be guided through the ways in which Spotlight HOT Schools structure instruction through the HOT Schools core components of strong arts, art integration and democratic practice. Spotlight HOT Schools shares the same broad goals identified in the Common Core State Standards readiness anchor standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, and HOT practices affect work habits (imagination, investigation, construction and reflection) identified by National Core Arts Standards. HOT School Exploration Days are appropriate for arts and non-arts classroom teachers, teaching artists, parents and arts organization educators.
John Lyman Elementary School
12.08.2017
HOT Schools Exploration Days provide an opportunity to experience the HOT Approach in action. Participants are invited to observe and will be guided through the ways in which Spotlight HOT Schools structure instruction through the HOT Schools core components of strong arts, art integration and democratic practice. Spotlight HOT Schools shares the same broad goals identified in the Common Core State Standards readiness anchor standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, and HOT practices affect work habits (imagination, investigation, construction and reflection) identified by National Core Arts Standards. HOT School Exploration Days are appropriate for arts and non-arts classroom teachers, teaching artists, parents and arts organization educators.

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HOT Schools Quote

"Find their strengths and build a bridge to their weakness.” 

Cheryl Hulteen, HOT School Educator in Residence