HIGHER ORDER THINKING (HOT) APPROACH CONFERENCE AND FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Friday, October 18 & Saturday, October 19, 2019
Warner Theatre, Torrington
                              
COA’s Higher Order Thinking (HOT) APPROACH to teaching and learning provides educators vital professional development, resources, tools and strategies to develop, deepen and expand effective practices in standards based arts education, arts integration, student voice and leadership development. Based on COA’s long-standing and nationally renowned HOT Schools Program, the HOT Approach weaves best practices in arts in education with present-day needs and experiences of urban, suburban, and rural school communities and is open to K-12 (arts and non-arts) educators statewide.
The HOT Approach Conference will focus on Multiple Intelligences and Arts Integration emphasizing STEAM models that work.
Participants in the conference may be eligible to apply for funding to implement the HOT Approach. There are several ways to qualify for funding:
  • Teacher Team – may request up to $3,000*:  3-5 Teachers from one school. No match required for new teams. Teams with 1 or more returning teachers must provide a 25% cash match.
  • School Team – may request up to $5,000*:  The Principal participates with one or more Teacher-Teams (3-5 teachers – including at least one arts discipline teacher). No match required for new teams or for principal returning with a new team of teachers. Teams with 1 or more returning teachers must provide a 25% cash match. Assistant Principal or other may not substitute for principal.
  • District Leadership Teams – may request up to $10,000: The Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, or Director of Curriculum participates with, minimally, a 5-member leadership team representing at least 2 or more schools in the district. Must include at least 2 principals. Must include at least 1 arts discipline teacher from each school or district arts coordinator or equivalent. District Leadership Teams are encouraged to include Board of Education Members. No match required for new teams or for Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, or Director of Curriculum returning with new leadership teams as described above. Returning teams must provide a 25% cash match.
  • Community Teams: A Grade Level, School, or District Leadership Team that includes an Arts Organization Educator may request an additional $1,000, $2,000, or $3,000 (respectively).
Registered participants must attend the full conference to be eligible to apply for funding. Parents/community members are welcome to participate in addition to but may not substitute for required team members.
Individuals including teaching artists are welcome to attend but will not be eligible to apply for funding. While there is no fee to participate, those who register but do not show will be placed on wait lists for similar opportunities in the future.
Limited space / No charge to attend / Registration is required