Popular Culture in the Classroom:
“Teach, Think, Play” Conference 2007 March 24 & 25, 2007
This conference and its accompanying course features Key note speakers hip hop and cultural icon Ice-T, Pulitzer Prize winning illustrator Art Spiegelman, media and media literacy educator Renee Hobbes, and poetry slam strategist Taylor Mali among others and aims to cover the kaleidoscope of contemporary youth media, popular arts, and street culture, updating the participants on past and emerging trends, examining their appeal — to children and adults as well as adolescents – and identifying specific ways that popular culture has been and can be incorporated into curriculum and classroom practice, across all the disciplinary areas.
Co-sponsored by The Center for Educational Outreach and Innovation, Students for a Cultural Studies Initiative (SCSI), the Film and Education Research Academy (FERA), Progressive Arts Alliance, and Mindblue.com
Conference Dates: March 24 & 25
Conference Times: 9am-5pm
Pre and Post Conference dates for 2-3 credit students:
March 23 (pre) and April 14 (post)
Pre and Post Seminar Times: Please see our website for seminar pre and post times.
Available for 1-3 credits @ $975 per credit and 3.0 CEUs @ $350
Early registration for the conference is available until February 28, 2007@ $245 (for students with valid ID @ $145). After February 28, 2007 @ $275 (for students with valid ID @ $175)
Please visit our website for updates and special guest speakers:
Instructor: John Broughton
Assisted by: Ryan Goble, Cyrille Adam, Nicole Trackman
Educators often feel as though they are competing for attention with the shifting, ever-expanding world of popular culture that captivates increasing numbers of young people. They feel uncomfortable with its transience,its sensuousness, its irreverence, its vulgarity. They also have a harder time keeping up with new fashions and gadgets.
The course will involve attendance at and participation in academic panels, dialog-based roundtables, and hands-on practice workshops designed to explore the production of popular culture, as well as interactive sessions
with media celebrities and youth idols.
There will be three types of sessions geared to the conference objectives:
1. TEACH – Educators will participate in workshops led by teachers and
organizations that have developed innovative and pedagogically meaningful
ways to integrate popular culture into 5-12, college and other curricula.
2. THINK – Educators will explore the theory and research behind using
popular culture in the classroom.
3. PLAY – Educators will be exposed to the ways in which prominent culture
creators practice their art and craft in order to explore ways media
and cultural production can be adapted to classroom settings.
For Registration assistance,
The Center for Educational Outreach & Innovation
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120 Street
New York, New York 10027
Tel 212 678.3583
Fax 212 678.8417
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