2017 HOT Schools Summer Institute

 The Hallmark of HOT Schools Professional Development

The Connecticut Office of the Arts HOT Schools Summer Institute is the longest continually running, State Arts Agency sponsored program of its kind in the nation! This nationally acclaimed week-long residential conference is packed with renowned speakers, interactive workshops, performances and sequential learning tracks. Past participants including teachers and teaching artists have told us they will never teach the same way again and that it is the most engaging, useful, and all-time BEST professional development they’ve ever had. Principals and Administrators have told us that the way the HOT Summer Institute has jump-started new strategies, sparked enthusiasm, and reignited a passion for teaching in their schools makes it the biggest bang for the buck – anywhere – ever! 

Summer Institute Archive

Please click on the "view PDF" button below to learn details of each year's residential week long conference. 

HOT Schools Quote

“You didn’t ask this but what I most appreciate was the clear efforts made to bring quality and variety of experiences here for us. There were things that brought tears to my eyes-not just inspired me. I developed new values, not just techniques.”

Deborah Eskra, Nathan Hale School, Summer Institute 2014