Writing Name, Reading Hip Hop: Igniting a “True School” Hip Hop Pedagogy in the Classroom
May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
In this workshop, Led by G.B. Rodriquez, JD Ph.D., teachers will explore and engage in the self-naming practices and pedagogies of StyleWriting (Rossomando 1996), the element of Hip Hop culture and global movement also known as aerosol or spray can art, urban hieroglyphics, street/urban calligraphy, or simply Writing, as it is called by its practitioners. Tied to the 60-minute talk titled “Burnin’ Blackbooks, Blazing Name Styles,” here participants will gain hands-on experience with the transformative “True School” Hip Hop cultural model for teaching and learning developed in my innovative doctoral research and deepened across the pedagogies and practices of a 9th-grade Geography classroom.
A student co-presenter will begin the session with a performative presentation and co-facilitate the practice-based portion.