Monday, January 1, 2007

GPB Offers Educator and Youth Mentor Workshop

GPB will host an Educator and Youth Mentor Workshop February 9-10, which features the film Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. The film, debuting on PBS February 20, provides an excellent way to explore media literacy and other social issues through the lens of one of today's most popular art forms.

The workshop will begin with a screening of the film that will be followed by a series of short workshops on media literacy. There will also be panel discussions and performances.

Participants of the workshop can expect to:

* Develop a strong working knowledge and history of hip hop, the various ways hip hop has been and is being defined in our culture and community, and why bringing hip hop into the classroom is useful for academic achievement.
* Receive access to a "how to" kit focused on developing and enhancing media literacy skills in youth that will allow them to critically engage with visual media.
* Receive and share curriculum materials related to the Georgia Performance Standards in social studies and language arts.
* Share and create networking opportunities with GPB Education and other educators in their region.

If you are interested in participating in the Educator and Youth Mentor Workshop, please contact Deborah Grayson at