Applications close January 30th 2017
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Free Your Mind 2017: A HIP HOP Education STEMposium (April 27th and 28th)
Free Your Mind: A HIP HOP Education STEMposium brings Hip Hop as critical pedagogy (HHCP) and STEM together in an exploration of innovative educational practices that seek to enhance the engagement and achievement of all students. This dialogue between HHCP and STEM also seeks to critique traditional educational methodologies that fail to connect to students and prepare them to engage with the world around them in critical and meaningful ways.
Why HIP HOP and STEM?
HIP HOP is a dominant and influential youth culture. Hip Hop as critical pedagogy (HHCP) is a methodology that explores how this culture can be mobilized to challenge inequities and provide transformative education and re-education.
STEM is another educational methodology that emphasizes inquiry, problem based learning and the use of technology to nurture students’ creativity, collaboration, and innovation.
Free Your Mind aims to mobilize the power, popularity and potential of hip hop culture, as well as the effectiveness of student inquiry, problem based learning and technology as a platform for transformative education and re-education. We invite students, educators, parents and communities to join us as we explore the many possibilities for innovative and inclusive education that induces the natural genius of young people.
CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS (Deadline January 30th, 2017):
We invite community educators and artists, social justice organizers, cultural workers, activists, students, teachers, media makers, and human rights advocates to submit proposals for interactive 75 minute workshops aimed at audiences between Grades 6 and 12 (11 -18 years old). Submitters should have experience mobilizing hip hop culture, technology, and student inquiry to explore topics related to identity, power, resistance, and other social justice themes with middle and high school age youth.
We can only accommodate 16 workshops. Proposals receiving priority consideration must include: