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 

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).
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.
TBD
11.07.2017
A Best Practices Workshop is a day-long workshop designed to share best practices, developed and tested in participating HOT schools over time. The day is designed to illustrate the HOT Approach to teaching and learning in action, provide instructional practice for educators immediately actionable in their school or site, while concurrently building collaborative practices and leadership skills.
Long Wharf Theatre
1.11.2018
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).
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.
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.
TBD
4.26.2018
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).
Long Wharf Theatre
5.24.2018
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.

To learn more about past Professional Opportunities go to 

Opportunities Archives

HOT Schools Quote

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

Cheryl Hulteen, HOT School Educator in Residence