Have you rubbed elbows with a practicing artist lately?  Would you like to know more about creating an ‘orchestra of innovation’ using the principles of design? Have you ever built a robot that makes its own art? Have you ever designed a toilet?  Did you know that decoding rhythmic patterns from classical motifs can be expressed as fraction sequences? Are you curious about demystifying Makerspaces? Have you tinkered in 3-D? Wonder how comparison, juxtaposition, composition, art, design, sorting, grouping, categorizing, cognitive scientists, and nature specimens are connected?  Have you experienced ‘curriculum in motion’?  Have you REALLY developed an Essential Question? Do you practice “The Art of Questions?” Does your school culture support student choice, voice, opportunity and responsibility?  

Join us for all this and more at the:

24th Annual Connecticut Office of the Arts
Higher Order Thinking (HOT) Schools Summer Institute
STEAM – The HOT Approach makes STEM Sizzle!
July 10-14, 2017
Hartford Hilton, Hartford, CT

 Uncover how the HOT Approach puts the A in STEM to make learning sizzle!

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!

We ENCOURAGE you to join us.  Registration deadline is June 1.

Higher Order Thinking Schools is funded by the State of Connecticut and the National Endowment for the Arts.