About Fresh Prep
Fresh Prep is a new and innovative approach to raising student achievement on the Regents Exams that fuses Hip Hop music with the New York State core curriculum. Drawing from Hip Hop pedagogy, current research, best practices in student engagement and test preparation, Fresh Prep features content based and strategy songs and activities that have demonstrated proven results.
About the Fresh Prep Coach Role
The Fresh Prep Coach assures quality Fresh Prep instruction in a cluster of three to four schools, covering approximately 7 classrooms and reaching approximately 250, 9-12 students by:
Assisting in the development of professional development workshops which offer teachers the necessary support to successfully acquire a basic understanding of hip-hop pedagogy and successfully implement the Fresh Prep curriculum.
Training and site visits with classroom teachers, to support their integration of Fresh Prep curricula into their classrooms by modeling, providing feedback and facilitating
differentiated learning groups.
In a typical week, visit 5–7 classrooms, run a departmental meeting with teachers, consult with classroom teachers on successful integration and observes the teacher’s instruction using Fresh Prep curricula.
Participating in Fresh Prep team meetings (at Urban Art’s Partnership’s office), conference calls, attending trainings and professional development workshops, and receiving regular support from the administrative staff.