HIP HOP IN THE HEARTLAND
A WEEK-LONG PROGRAM THAT TEACHES EDUCATORS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS THE BEST PRACTICES IN HIP HOP & SPOKEN WORD PEDAGOGY.
Hip Hop in the Heartland is specifically designed for: superintendents, district administrators, school leaders, lead teachers, student services personnel, hip hop and spoken word educators and practitioners, and anyone committed to social justice and inclusive education.
EDUCATORS WHO ATTEND HIP HOP IN THE HEARTLAND:
Gain a better understanding of the scope of hip hop history, culture, and politics
Discover best practices in hip hop and spoken word pedagogy
Explore ways to advocate for student-centered learning
Develop strategies to improve student academic achievement, reduce behavior issues, and energize school communities
Learn techniques to engage students from underserved populations
Share ideas with colleagues around how to meet the needs of all students