Title: Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow
Organization Name: Triangle Coalition
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Washington D.C.
Language in Which You Will Present: English and/or Spanish
Target Audience(s): educators of urban youth - educators looking for relevance
Short Session Description (one line): A discussion of hip hop pedagogy - success stories from around the globe
Full Session Description:
I will begin by discussing efforts by a variety of noted professors of hip hop to infuse hip hop pedagogy into the classroom. I will highlight examples of after school programs that are having an impact on educating the hip hop generation. We will discuss the pillars of hip hop and how hip hop pedagogy is much more than just using rap music for educational purposes. Finally we will discuss the issue of global hip hop and hip hop pedagogy as a new tool for the global teacher to create collaboration and relevance in the classroom and across classrooms by looking at the model of Rap Genius Battles. A final note - on best teaching practices - discussing Howard Garners' Theory of Multiple Intelligence will be included