2nd Annual Spoken Word & Hip-Hop Teacher & Community Leader Training Institute

June 18th – 22nd University of Wisconsin at Madison
This summer, Urban Word NYC and the Hip-Hop Association team up with the University of Wisconsin’s Office of Multicultural Initiatives (OMAI) to offer a weeklong program for teachers, educators, community leaders and education students to learn the best practices in hip-hop and spoken word pedagogy.
Each day, institute participants will learn proven, hands-on techniques that will help them to develop lesson plans and strengthen their course study, as well as create a platform from which they will understand the scope of hip-hop history, culture and politics. The night programming consists of an all-star cast of lecturers and performers who will synthesize the day trainings with effective strategies and cutting-edge multicultural educational approaches.
Day Programming | Let’s Build: Morning and afternoon sessions are aimed at giving course participants the tools to engage the 21st century classroom. Each day follows a theme that will further strengthen participants’ knowledge and understanding of spoken word and hip-hop culture, politics and pedagogy. Monday: Hip-Hop History: Building from the Past, Tuesday: Hip-Hop and the Community: Working Together, Wednesday: Bigger Than Hip-Hop: A critical look at the role of Women in Hip-Hop, Thursday: Hip-Hop and Spoken Word as Art and Pedagogy, Friday: Hip-Hop and Social Justice: Creating the Right Environment for Change.
Night Programming | Pedagogy of the Next: The Role of Spoken Word and Hip-Hop in Educating the Next Generation: This lecture and performance series will bring the learning back from the day sessions, in order to illuminate the theory and the praxis that educators will take back to their classrooms. Monday: Hip-Hop vs. Tha New World Order: From Beats to Ballots, Tuesday: Gangstas, Wankstas and Ridas: Effective Teachers in Urban Schools, Wednesday: Hip-Hop and the Sisterhood: A night of hip-hop theater with Christa Bell’s CoochieMagik, Thursday: Hip-Hop as Critical Pedagogy, Friday: First Wave Jump Off.
Closing Night | First Wave Jump Off: From Old School to New School: An Intergenerational Dialogue with the Pioneer of Hip-Hop DJ Kool Herc, First Wave Jump Off featuring the Legendary Pioneer of Hip-Hop DJ Kool Herc, Baruch “Baba” Israel, K Swift, Queen GodIs and performances by First Wave students.
For Teacher’s Institute application and registration information, contact Karin Silet at silet@education.wisc.edu or 608-265-9568. Space is limited.