Friday, May 10 • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
The Hero's Journey & The Unknown
Joseph Campbell’s motif for The Hero's Journey has been repeated
across stories and cultures, becoming a common and shared
experience. For students who are from certain groups, entry into a
world and moving into the unknown. Their journey is similar to the
"hero's journey" where the protagonist of the story embarks on
an adventure, meets and overcomes a daunting challenge, and
returns transformed, empowered, and enlightened. This talk
looks at The Hero's Journey as an opportunity to help teachers
and students tackle challenges to learning new or complex concepts.
Nettrice Gaskins, Ph.D.
Friday, May 10 • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
We Want to Do More than Survive:
Bettina Love, Ph.D.
For her work in the field, in 2016, Dr. Love was named the Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. She is also the creator of the Hip Hop civics curriculum GET FREE. In April of 2017, Dr. Love participated in a one-on-one public lecture with bell hooks focused on the liberatory education practices of Black and Brown children. In 2018, Georgia’s House of Representatives presented Dr. Love with a resolution for her impact on the field of education.
Dr. Love is a sought-after public speaker on a range of topics, including: antiblackness in schools, Hip Hop education, Black girlhood, queer youth, Hip Hop feminism, art-based education to foster youth civic engagement, and issues of diversity and inclusion. In 2014, she was invited to the White House Research Conference on Girls to discuss her work focused on the lives of Black girls. In addition, she is the inaugural recipient of the Michael F. Adams award (2014) from the University of Georgia. She has also provided commentary for various news outlets including NPR, The Guardian, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
She is the author of the books We Want To Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom and Hip Hop’s Li’l Sistas Speak: Negotiating Hip Hop Identities and Politics in the New South. Her work has appeared in numerous books and journals, including the English Journal, Urban Education, The Urban Review, and Journal of LGBT Youth. In 2017, Dr. Love edited a special issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies focused on the identities, gender performances, and pedagogical practices of Black and Brown lesbian educators.
Saturday, May 11 • 9:00 am - 10:00 am
#MakingLiberation: Eight Ways to Integrate "Technologies of the Heart" into STEAM Education Using the Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn Model
The youth teachers’ stories will highlight 17 years of participatory design developed by a collaboration