Back To Schedule
Friday, October 14 • 1:30pm - 2:20pm
It's Bigger than Hip Hop

Log in to save this to your schedule, view media, leave feedback and see who's attending!

There have been dramatic shifts in education since schools first opened in the USA in 1647. From educational priorities to classroom sizes to demographics to technology, schoolhouses look wildly different than Horace Mann’s original design. While innovation has catapulted us into the 21st century, unfortunately, some schools are still working to catch up. But hope is not lost. The pandemic has presented us with the possibility to reimagine education and build a system where every student feels seen, heard, and valued. Though we haven’t fully capitalized on that opportunity yet, our time is coming. It involves a shift in mindset that allows ourselves to be more creative, compassionate, and critical. And it all boils down to just two words: Hip Hop.

avatar for Dr. Jason Rawls

Dr. Jason Rawls

Associate Professor of Instruction, Patton College of Education, Ohio University
Dr. Rawls is not only a scholar and an educator, but he is also a practitioner of Hip-Hop. Dr. Rawls contributed production on the album Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, which was critically acclaimed as one of the best albums of 1998 and was a major force in the late-1990s underground... Read More →
avatar for John Robinson

John Robinson

Educator / Author, Beatvizion Music
The South Bronx born, Far Rock Queens & Central NJ raised MC John Robinson has built a career in music as both an artist and entrepreneur. J.R. Debuted w/ his crew Scienz Of Life in 1997 and since has released more than 25 albums (group, solo and countless collaborations worldwide... Read More →
avatar for Vinson “Wordsworth” Johnson

Vinson “Wordsworth” Johnson

Teacher, Wordsworth Productions, LLC
Vinson “Wordsworth” Johnson, is an author, musician, and graduate of the University of Miami’s, Frost School of Music, with a Masters of Music Business, a graduate of Grand Canyon University, with a Masters of Secondary Education, and also a graduate of S.U.N.Y Old Westbury... Read More →
avatar for James Miles

James Miles

Fresh Professor, Seattle University
James Miles is an Assistant Professor in Seattle University’s College of Arts & Sciences, having previously served as the Chief Executive Officer at MENTOR Washington, and the Executive Director of Arts Corps. Originally from Chicago, by way of New York City, Miles was inspired... Read More →

Friday October 14, 2022 1:30pm - 2:20pm EDT
Room 401 National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Middle School