Teacher PD

Department: Teaching & Learning; Equity & Inclusive Schools; Teachers Learning & Leading; STEM K-12; Science & Technology

Course Title: Hip Hop as Critical Pedagogy: Creative ways to engage all learners (Central Technical School)


Thursday, April 27, 2017

9:00am to 3:00pm

Location: Central Technical School (725 Bathurst Street - Room 208)

Maximum: 60

Minimum: 20

Contact Information: Ramon San Vicente (Ramon.SanVicente@tdsb.on.ca); Chelsea Takalo (Chelsea.Takalo@tdsb.on.ca)

Course Description: In this interactive module, participants will explore how to utilize the pedagogy of Hip Hop to engage in learning experiences that support student engagement and achievement in the K-12 classroom.

Overview: Participants will explore lessons, activities and strategies that have been created collaboratively by teachers, hip hop practitioners and community-based educators as part of the Rhymes to Re-Education curriculum (www.rhymestoreeducation.com). The lessons have been designed to engage learners in exploring their own identities, the identities of others, and issues of power and privilege, all while meeting Ontario Curriculum expectations for grades K-12. These lessons can be used in classrooms, for after school or lunch programming, or in community based settings.

Expectations: Participants in this module will have the opportunity to…

• Explore the theoretical understandings of Hip Hop Pedagogy

• Discuss how to support students in exploring their own identities, those of others, and themes of power and privilege

• Explore the potential of an integrated curriculum approach

• Review lessons that are grounded in hip hop pedagogy and incorporate the principles of differentiated instruction and multiple intelligences

• Experience activities and best practices from staff engaging in HHCP work

Key Words: elementary, secondary, equity, social justice, Hip Hop, critical pedagogy, STEM, innovation, inquiry, problem-based learning, science, professional learning, education.

Contact Information: Ramon San Vicente (Ramon.SanVicente@tdsb.on.ca); Chelsea Takalo (Chelsea.Takalo@tdsb.on.ca)

Additional Information: OT coverage is not provided. Please arrange release time with your school. Lunch will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please contact us upon registration to indicate your dietary requirements). Parking is available on-site. Participants will receive a copy of Rhymes to Re-Education: A Hip Hop Curriculum.

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