University Communications

Hip Hop Webinar Series

Webinar series examines the importance of hip hop culture and its influence on teaching, learning

The College of Education and Learning Design and the English Department are teaming up to examine the importance of hip hop culture and its influence on teaching and learning through a six-part webinar series featuring leaders in the field of hip hop pedagogy. 

"Hip Hop Education: Beyond the Classroom Walls" explores both the research and practical experiences of teachers using hip hop pedagogy to energize and deepen classroom relationships and learning. 

Hosted by Dr. Michael Dando, the webinar series seeks to provide a culturally relevant education resource to the St. Cloud State community and to in-service and pre-service teachers and community organizations. Speakers include scholars, researchers, teachers and artists. 

The series supports St. Cloud State University's It's Time framework commitment to support a university of teacher-scholars by providing faculty with new insight they can use to innovate new approaches to teaching and learning. Register for the series

Speakers include: 

  • Dr. Tasha Iglesias: "Hip Hop Pedagogy as a Source of Empowerment" at 4 p.m. Sept. 21
  • Vera Naputi" Stories from the field: Practical steps for connecting Hip Hop Ed in a classroom setting that connects the academic and the personal" 4 p.m. Oct. 5
  • Martha Dias and Queen Herawin: "Ground your classroom in the rich history of hip hop" Oct. 19
  • Ayan Omar and Doug Brown: "Stories from the field: Strengthening relationships through connected cultural references" 4 p.m. Nov. 2
  • Dr. Lauren Kelly and Dr. Daren Graves: "Developing a Hip Hop Community: Extend beyond a single classroom encounter to an active, engaged community" 4 p.m. Nov. 16
  • Dr. Ian Levy and Dr. Raphael Travis: "Learning mental health, and hip hop pedagogy" 4 p.m. Nov. 30