CCT: HOT Leadershops

HOT Leadershops

 


HOT Leadershops are a series of professional development workshops open to HOT School and non-HOT School educators, as well as artists who work in schools and education directors of arts organizations across the state.  Leadershops illustrate HOT Schools principles/strategies in action and provide practical examples for participants to take back to their own schools and organizations.  Each HOT Leadershop has been designed by the host HOT School in collaboration with DECD/Connecticut Office of the Arts HOT Schools program staff to share best practices developed and tested in the HOT Schools over time.

For more information, contact
Bonnie Koba at 860-256-2730 or
bonnie.koba@ct.gov

Leadershop offerings have included:

  • The HOT Strategies Leadershop, an overview of the HOT approach to teaching and learning, will demonstrate the intrinsic and expressed value of using the HOT strategies to create a unique learning environment that celebrates each child.  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 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.  HOT Strategies Leadershop will highlight the application of Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory in practical teaching situations, and provide participants with new ways of approaching differentiated instruction.

  • The ECHOS Leadershop will guide educators through the process of creating a practical plan to engage students in real world learning that is student-driven and that facilitates Higher Order Thinking. When teachers structure instruction considering students’ abilities, interests, and learning styles, high-end learning takes place.  ECHOs is a HOT Schools strategy that engages all students (often in multi-aged groupings) in active learning. In this interactive Leadershop, school teams will be provided with background knowledge needed and time to discuss and develop their own school plan to implement “Production Companies”(ECHOs).  ECHOs were developed as a practical way to integrate the work of researchers Maria Montessori, as well as Joe Renzulli, Benjamin Bloom, John Dewey, and Howard Gardner, whose ideas formed the philosophical underpinnings for the HOT Approach.

  • The TAC Leadershop will guide participants through the process of planning, implementing, documenting, and assessing a successful TAC: a long-term, collaboratively planned, co-taught residency that is aligned with state and district curriculum standards. In HOT Schools, teaching artists partner with classroom teachers to add strong arts as a vehicle for students to experience the world around them and to communicate their ideas. The process of planning with a focus on the academic curriculum leads to effective arts integration, and to students making connections about related concepts across disciplines. TAC Leadershop participants will observe the implementation of a TAC through co-taught lessons in actual classrooms and engage in dialogue regarding ways teachers continue to use components of the plan after the TAC period has ended. Participants will come away with the tools and confidence to successfully implement the TAC process in their own schools.

  • The AILP Leadershop will focus on collaborative planning of interdisciplinary, arts integrated units within the core curriculum as an effective instructional strategy to meet the needs and honor the interests of individual students through differentiated learning. Through a mix of power point, lecture, and guided school tour, participants will experience authentic examples of HOT strategies, explore exemplars, attend a school community event, and engage as active peer collaborators.  The process of arts integration changes and benefits the entire school community. “Curricular connections across content areas and grade levels, developed through community interactions create meaning, increase engagement, and promote success for all.”  AILP Leadershop participants will formulate potential integrated units with professional colleagues and address challenges of scheduling, individual goals and commitments, resources, leadership support, and collegiality.

  • USING THE ARTS AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO TEACH PERSPECTIVE TAKING
    This workshop is designed to give educators tools to foster the higher order thinking skill of perspective taking using methods rooted in the HOT philosophies of Strong Arts and Arts Integration. Onsite at Stepping Stones Museum for Children we will share examples of how students of all ages at Columbus Magnet School learn to understand standards based subject matter through the use of Arts and Community Resources. Based upon the belief that depth of student learning requires the ability to apply, analyze, evaluate, relate, and empathize in order to create their own knowledge; participants will develop their own lessons based upon their content/grade level and state standards to teach perspective taking to their students and will leave with a toolkit of perspective taking lessons & ideas.

  • HOT STRATEGIES
    This workshop will demonstrate the value of using the HOT strategies of strong arts, art integration and democratic practice to create a unique learning environment that supports and celebrates a child’s individual voice while giving each the tools needed to become a creative, successful life long learner. Understanding that HOT schools apply these strategies in different ways.

  •  66% STRATEGIC ARTS INTEGRATION, 33% DATA, 1% LUCK 
    Responding to the Data with Arts Integration: Teachers will work in areas of poetry, writing, reading and drama to develop accessible avenues of arts integration and to engage students emotionally through interactive activities. Focus will be on:
    Responding to the data collaboratively with the teaching artist; utilizing the essentialist in the school to reinforce the Teacher Artist Collaboration (TAC); assessing progress including assessment tools and roles on TAC data team; applying strategies ~ concrete activities and plans that have worked at Kinsella and will work at your school too!

  • INTERDISCIPLINARY PLANNING: HOT BY DESIGN
    This HOT Schools workshop will demonstrate the process we go through to plan our interdisciplinary program, beginning with input from classroom teachers regarding curricular issues. Our team investigates available artists for residencies that then create larger connections through special areas and classroom activities. The interdisciplinary planning team is the key to making all this work. This team made up of parents, teachers and our principal will be the focus of this leadershop.

  • ECHOS
    The ECHOS Leadershop will guide educators through the process of creating a practical plan to engage students in real world learning that is student-driven and that facilitates Higher Order Thinking. When teachers structure instruction considering students’ abilities, interests, and learning styles, high-end learning takes place.  ECHOs is a HOT Schools strategy that engages all students (often in multi-aged groupings) in active learning. In this interactive Leadershop, school teams will be provided with background knowledge needed and time to discuss and develop their own school plan to implement ECHOs.   ECHOs were developed as a practical way to integrate the work of researchers Maria Montessori, as well as Joe Renzulli, Benjamin Bloom, John Dewey, and Howard Gardner, whose ideas formed the philosophical underpinnings for the HOT approach.

  • RIPPLES IN A DIGITAL POND
    This workshop will focus on the use of technology to facilitate learning experiences beyond the physical classroom using Skype, ePals SchoolMail, Wixie and other Web 2.0 programs. Participants will learn about tech-infused, collaborative lessons that provide Higher Order learning opportunities, explore different cultures and connect to the common core.

  • STUDENT SENATE
    The workshop will be an informational session with time for discussions and small group work.  The focus will be creating, revising, and enhancing a Student Senate program in schools.  The presenters will share how the program started at Jack Jackter Intermediate School, evolution over time, organization, student selection, meetings, and the overall structure.  Student Senators will provide a tour of the building and explain some of their service projects and roles within the school.  Time will also be given for small groups to discuss and develop ideas to establish and run a Student Senate in their own schools.  This workshop is important because other school systems will be provided with specific information about establishing and running a Student Senate, models of how the Student Senate is run at Jack Jackter, and time to plan and discuss ways to create a Student Senate when participants return to their own schools.

  • HOT BLOCKS: CROSS CURRICULAR COLLABORATIONS
    This HOT Schools Leadershop will focus on using HOT Blocks:  a creative intervention model where cross curricular collaborations between grade-level teachers and arts essentialists support students in Scientific Research Based Interventions (SRBI) in their learning of language arts and math content through the arts.  The outcome has been positive with more students being exited from remedial support services.  Participants in this workshop will learn how to help struggling students learn in new, creative and developmentally appropriate ways.
 
 
 




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