PREEMPTIVE EDUCATION CONFERENCE

The Preemptive Education Conference is Urban Word NYC’s annual mentor, teacher, educator & community activist training.

Now in collaboration with the Center for Multicultural Education and Programs at NYU, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, Hip Hop Education Center, and the Institute for Urban and Minority Education, this 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.

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Participants gain a better understanding of the scope of hip hop history, culture, and politics and deepen their practice as educators, teaching artists, and activists.

The annual conference is a 3-day experience designed for educators, mentors, administrators, guidance counselors, community leaders, education students, hip hop and spoken word educators and practitioners, and anyone committed to urban education.

Participants can gain a better understanding of the scope of hip hop history, culture, and politics and deepen their practice as urban educators, and engage in best practice approaches to student-centered learning.

  • Discover the best practices in hip hop and spoken word pedagogy Powerful guest speakers
  • Learn skills to better reach and mentor your students
  • Improve academic achievement and energize your classroom
  • Get practical strategies for increasing participation and building
  • community
  • Fulfill your professional development plan goals!

Workshop Descriptions