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About HOT

Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools works with select Connecticut schools to promote teaching and learning in, about, and through the arts in a democratic setting. HOT Schools builds higher order thinking skills and prepares students to be successful learners and contributors in the 21st Century.

What makes HOT Schools so Unique?

A SYNTHESIS OF 3 CORE COMPONENTS

 

Strong Arts

Strong Arts

Education in, about, and through the arts helps students develop critical thinking abilities, independent judgment and creative problem solving skills. The arts convey knowledge not learned through studying other academic disciplines and provide stimulating vehicles for children to communicate their ideas.

Arts Integration

Arts Integration

HOT Schools defines arts integration sequential arts learning experiences that weave ideas and/or 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.

Democratic Practice

Democratic Practice

The arts provide avenues for expression in an authentic democracy. HOT Schools cultivate a school culture in which purposeful activities support choice, voice, participation, and responsibility promoting connection and contribution to celebrate the unique voice of each member of the school community.

The Summer Institute 2016

The 23rd Annual HOT Schools Summer Institute will be held on July 11-15, 2016. The format for the Institute has changed this year. Your registration process should now be hassle-free!

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What's Happening

View our calendar of events for upcoming private and public events, including Leadershops, meetings, and professional development.

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Learn More

View the HOT Schools overview brochure for an in-depth look at our mission, core components, professional development, and strategies.

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In The News

View our latest newsletter featuring articles written by HOT School leaders, teachers, students, parents, and arts education advocates.

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Over 47 Schools Served

Over 47 Schools Served

Working with select Connecticut schools since 1994, the program has directly served over 47 schools in all congressional districts and reached over 100,000 students.

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