Preemptive Ed Conference 2014: Critical Literacy and Connected Learning
Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 6:30 PM - Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Urban Word NYC, the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Hip Hop Education Center, the Institute for Urban and Minority Education, and El Puente present the 2014 Preemptive Education Conference, featuring a dynamic weekend training series that engages the best practices in spoken word, hip-hop, urban arts, and social justice education. This year’s theme is “Critical Literacy and Connected Learning (CL2).”
The Preemptive Education Meeting finds its roots in the Urban Word NYC’s Annual Mentor, Teacher, Educator & Community Activist Training. The meeting aims to examine critical issues that affect today’s youth, while providing creative and practical resources to address them. Using the power of spoken word poetry and hip-hop as the lens to explore language and privilege, participants will learn best practices in student-centered and critical pedagogy from professionals in key fields of education, youth development, and spoken word & hip-hop.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th 2014, 7-9pm FREE to the Public
Maxine Greene Lecture Series and Kick-off Mixer
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
Lecture series and kick-off mixers @ Teachers College, Columbia University (Milbank Chapel). This opening night lecture series will feature Holly Fairbank, Director of the Maxine Greene Center for Aesthetic Education, and Khary Lazarre-White, Co-founder and ED of The BrotherHood, Sister Sol!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th 2014, 7-9pm FREE to the Public
Poetry is Pedagogy
Word Life Panel & Performance @ NYU (Room TBD)
This powerful panel of youth poets paired with academic/organic intellectuals serves as the springboard for a community dialogue surrounding issues of pedagogy, hip-hop, and social justice! Featuring Dr. Sara Zaidi, Russell Granet, Jay Smooth, and Dr. David Kirkland!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th 2014, 9am-5pm
Hands-on Workshops @ NYU
Building on the opening night’s dialogue, educators, academics, teaching artists, community leaders, and youth lead hands-on professional development sessions to innovate and cultivate the craft of progressive pedagogy!
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2014
Pedagogy in Practice & YOUTH DAY CONCERT!!!
Youth Day and Concert @ El Puente: Leaders for Peace and Justice, 211 South 4th Street (Brooklyn)
This cumulative final day of the conference invites educators to witness critical hip-hop, spoken word and digital pedagogical approaches in practice with a day of youth workshops followed by an Urban Word concert of YOUTH artists! Featuring the The Forum Project’s Theater of the Oppressed group and the Peace Poets!!!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU!!!
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