Preemptive Ed Conference 2013: Critical Literacy and Connected Learning
Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
THEME: Critical Literacy & Connected Learning (CL2)
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 2013 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 26th 2013, 7-9pm FREE to the Public
Inaugural Lecture Series and Kick-off Mixer
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
Lecture series and kick-off mixers @ Teachers College, Columbia University (Room TBD). This opening night lecture series will feature Dr. Maxine Greene herself followed by an opening night mixer for all conference attendees!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th 2013, 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. Valerie Kinloch, Nuala Cabral, and Dr. David Stovall!!!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th 2013, 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 29TH, 2013
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!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING YOU!!!
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Urban Word NYC
Urban Word NYC champions the voices of New York City youth by providing platforms for critical literacy, youth development and leadership through free and uncensored writing, college prep, scholarships, and performance opportunities.
We believe that free self-expression – matured in an enhanced critical literacy environment – improves self-confidence and strengthens educational achievement for NYC’s inner city youth. We promote active literacy, critical thought, and positive social dialogue across boundaries of age, race, class, gender, culture, and sexuality. Our many workshops are designed to enhance critical thinking skills, leadership, and to ignite a personal commitment to growth and learning which leads to heightened in school performance, and greater interest in pursuing higher education.