7. Thriving in the Thick of It: Hip hop as Foundational Practice for Fostering Learning During Times of Crisis

This workshop offers educators a space to shape their instruction using the hip hop elements. Given the unprecedented shift educators have experienced this year, it’s important to shift instruction as well. The hip hop elements will be shared as an anchoring toolbox to help educators: foster critical conversations in the classroom, prioritize rigor; and honor creativity. Participants are invited to bring in an existing lesson, essay prompt or assignment to practice shaping their instruction in real-time. By the end of this highly interactive workshop, participants will gain a sense of how to educationally thrive and help students thrive in the midst of our challenging time. This workshop is dedicated in memory of Mark Ali and will end with an invitation to continue building space for this work.

Intended Audience: All levels

Adrienne D. Oliver, MFA, Ed.D., is a hip hop scholar and practitioner. She infuses her work with reflective practice developed in tandem with her hip hop research. Adrienne has been teaching college writing for 15 years. She believes that every student is capable of every task with the right motivation.