This whole week is an immersion in arts-education with the annual HOT (Higher Order Thinking) schools conference.  I’m meeting, taking workshops, seeing other artists and their work in the Hartford Hilton.  brrr. it’s cold in here…. but the energy is great.  Drum circles, workshops on Integrating Music and Literacy, Arts and Technology, Hawiian storytelling, theater, etc., attended by teachers, principals, superintendants, and, of course, my fellow CT Teaching Artists.  This is always a good chance to catch up with them, and on the philosophies and techniques that guide our work in Arts-Education.  I always come away energized and more confident in my skills as an artist.  Summer Camp!