Hip Hop in the Elementary Music  Classroom

Session Description: The use of Hip Hop music in the elementary music classroom is becoming more prevalent as music teachers attempt to keep students actively engaged in learning. Hip Hop music is continuously evolving and is displayed in movies, books, commercials, and a host of other arenas that our students consume daily. With that being said, there are few resources that inform teachers on how to teach meaningful and authentic lessons while incorporating Hip Hop music into their curriculum. In this webinar, Mr. Franklin Willis will provide solutions and ideas on how to utilize Hip Hop music to enhance student engagement and cultural relevancy in the elementary music classroom. The participants will also learn about the historical context in which Hip Hop was created and how that relates to students today. At the conclusion of the webinar, teachers will be empowered to practice the strategies and ideas presented to create more diverse, inclusive classrooms that value the importance of Hip Hop music.