Newark, NJ - Professional Development Workshop for Teachers

Jan. 27 - 9:00 AM / The GRAMMY Museum®

If you are interested in attending, please email [email protected]

"What are the stories that Hip Hop tells?"  This free professional development workshop for teachers is presented by the GRAMMY Museum's Jane Ortner Education Award program and will be led by Dr. Lauren Leigh Kelly.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

GRAMMY Museum Experience® Prudential Center in Newark, NJ

Looking beyond the aesthetics of Hip Hop, this workshop engages with movement, storytelling, and textual analysis to explore the narratives and identities that Hip Hop music and culture convey. Participants will discuss the history, culture, and broader implications of Hip Hop, connect these understandings to classroom practices, and work collaboratively on original performance pieces inspired by Hip Hop narratives.

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Lauren Leigh Kelly is an assistant professor of urban teacher education at Rutgers University Graduate School of Education. Her research is focused on critical hip-hop literacies, critical consciousness development, Black feminist theory, and culturally responsive pedagogy. Kelly received her Ph.D in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and taught high school English for ten years in New York, where she also developed courses in Spoken Word poetry, Hip-Hop Literature and Culture, and Theatre Arts.


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