The Hip-Hop Education Center and The Institute Urban and Minority Education – Teachers College, Columbia University

in collaboration with The Metropolitan Center for Urban Education


Think Tank II: Laying The Foundation For Professional and Economic Development of the Field of Hip-Hop Education

November 11, 2012

9:00-10:00 am Registration/Breakfast 10:00 – 10:30 am Opening remarks

• Framing the Day (Martha Diaz, HHEC/Dr.RaymondCodrington,Aspen Institute) • Recap Summary of T TI

10:30 – 11:00 am Report From the Field

• Framing the Education Challenge – Dr. Ernest Morrell (Teachers College, Columbia University)

• Where is the Hip-Hop Education field now? How much progress have we made? – Dr. Emery Petachauer (Oakland University) 11:00 – 11:10 pm BREAK

11:10 am – 12:30 pm R&E (Research and Evaluation), Best Practices & Promising Models

• Dr. Velma LaPoint – “A Systematic Review of Hip Hop Related Courses and Doctoral Dissertations at Howard University, Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, and Howard University’s Peer Institutions” (Howard University)

• Sean McPherson – “Hip-Hop Diploma/Studies Program” (McNally Smith College of Music)
• Joel McIlven – National Scan Evaluation Report (New York University)
• Dr. Raymond Codrington – The Heckscher Scholars Rubric/Ratings for Hip-Hop Education Programs (The Aspen Institute)

1:15 – 2:00 pm Three Pedagogical Frameworks in Hip-Hop Education

• Dr. Dave Stovall – “Educating in Context: Hip-Hop and the Politics of Contradiction” (University of Illinois – Chicago – VIA SKYPE/Chicago) • Roberto Rivera-“Hip-Hop(e)CultivatingHopeandSELcompetenciesusingHiphopBasedEducation”

(Fulfill The Dream, The Good Life Organization/Purdue University – VIA SKYPE/Chicago)
• JasiriX-“HowtoSucceedinHip-HopWithoutSellingYourSoul”(OneHoodMedia-Pittsburgh, PA)

2:00 – 2:10 pm BREAK
2:10 – 3:00 pm Designing Hip-Hop Curriculum With Student and Social Justice in Mind

• Brad Cunningham – “Throwing the Book Away: Incorporating Hip-Hop into High School English Classroom” (Blanshard Secondary School, Toronto, Canada)
• Adam Freas / Ken Times / Tony Davis – “Bridges from the Abstract: Bridging abstract thought to traditional modalities” (LET-C, Low End Theory Collaborative, Sacramento, CA)

• Sameena Eidoo – “I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world.”—Counter-Stories of Political Learning and Transformation through Hip Hop (OISE-University of Toronto, Canada)

• Vaughn Watson – “Remixing Participatory and Social-Justice Oriented Methodologies: Toward Frameworks for Civic Imaginaries and Possibilities in Working with Youth” (Teachers College, Columbia University – New York)

• Theresa Fox – “Sex, Drugs, & Hip-Hop: An HIV prevention Model” (San Diego, CA) 3:00 – 3:10 pm BREAK
3:10 – 3:40 pm Hip-Hop Education’s Global Movement

•AnnaOravcova- “TheConstructionofAuthenticityinCzechRapMusic”(CharlesUniversityinPrague,CzechRepublic)
• Fabian “Farbeon” Saucedo – “The BronxBerlin Connection” (Founding Director of the Hip Hop Re: Education Project, NYC Director of the BronxBerlinConnection) • Casey Wong (NYU/Stanford University) and Moises Lopez (Columbia University) – Hip-Hop Education Center Worldwide Scan

3:40 – 3:45 pm BREAK

3:45 – 4:45 pm Hip-Hop Education, Archives and Institution/Community Building: A Legacy Model – Panel Discussion

Moderator: Martha Diaz (HHEC)

Panelists: Katherine Reagan/Ben Ortiz – Cornell Hip-Hop Archives, Clyde Valentin – Hip-Hop Theater/HiArts, Curtis Sherrod –
Hip-Hop Culture Center, Jen Johnson – Hip-Hop Debate Institute, Debra Harris – Hush Tours, and Mazi Mutafa – Word Beats and Life, Inc.

4:45 – 5:30 pm What’s Next …

• Martha Diaz, Dr. Ernest Morrell, Jen Johnson (HHEC/IUME) • New Website
• Teaching Artist/Specialists Certificate Program
• Debrief/Evaluations/TT III

5:00 – 6:30 pm Reception Honoring Hip-Hop Education Fellows and Scholars • Keynote
• Closing Remarks – THANK YOU!


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