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‘Know The Ledge’: Hip Hop Education, Pedagogy and Professional Development

Roots Rhymes Collective, the Urban at York University, Hart House and CIUT 89.5 co-presents “Know The Ledge”: Hip Hop Education, Pedagogy and Professional Development as part of the We Do It For Culture: A Hip Hop at 50 Event Series.

Are you a teacher in elementary, high school or higher education? Are you interested in learning more about hip-hop culture and how to incorporate it into your classroom curricula and pedagogy?

Inspired by the title of the Rakim recording “Know The Ledge” – featured on the Juice soundtrack – this professional development day will give educators (across the elementary, high school and post-secondary levels of education) the opportunity to explore the theoretical approaches and practical application of hip-hop pedagogy in their classrooms.

With panel discussions from educators across all levels of education in the morning, and a facilitated workshop in the afternoon, we will spend a day discussing how hip-hop education can transform your classroom content, administration style and philosophies as an educator.

 As RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan once expressed, “Knowledge is to know the ledge so we don’t fall off the edge.”