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March 29-31 San Diego, California

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Friday, March 31 • 9:00am - 10:30am
A Meditation on the Socioemotional and Learning Benefits of Hip Hop Pedagogy FULL

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Large numbers of students are exposed to repeated trauma and are reactivated by experiences at school, which result in disengagement, higher rates of behavior incidents and lower levels of academic achievement. Schools recreate social inequities, reinforce unequal power dynamics, and antagonize and maintain oppositional stances to students all of which contributes to many students developing frames oppositional to schools, a cultural and linguistic mismatch between schools and students, and reduced student engagement and achievement. Schools in America are key sites of acculturation, making teachers key in acculturating students. African-American and Latino students in particular develop stances that conflict with schooling as a way to resist threats to their cultural and linguistic identities. Research suggests that reflection is the most important practice in supporting the development of positive student-teacher relationships, engagement with school and academic achievement. Similarly, in psychotherapy, the number one predictor of therapeutic outcome is the relationship. The nature and quality of effective relationships between teachers and students, and therapists and clients are tantamount to the importance of the relationship between youth and Hip Hop. We propose a model for teacher professional learning and the development of classroom practices centered on the use of Hip Hop Pedagogy to scaffold positive relationships between teachers and students, teaching artists, youth workers and youth. In particular, beat making/music production has been understudied, underutilized and lacks wide implementation as a field of study in Hip Hop education, despite massive potential for teaching STEAM and interdisciplinary/multiple subjects content. The Today’s Future Sound (TFS) and Students with Academic Attitudes Gifts and Goals SW(AG^2) program/s serve as an illustration of implementation of this model and pedagogy.

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Dr. Elliot Gann

Psychologist/Event organizer, Today's Future Sound
Trained as a clinical psychologist, I am passionate about using Hip Hop Music Production, Beat Making and DJ'ing as a culturally relevant educational and mental health intervention.
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Itoco Garcia

Principal, Cherryland
I am in my sixth year as a school administrator after spending 12 years as a teacher and instructional coach in Oakland and Hayward. I am a San Francisco native and a graduate of Tamalpais High school in Mill Valley, UC Berkeley (B.A.), Fresno State (M.A. T.) and just finished an... Read More →

Friday March 31, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
HTHI 215

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