Workshops for Teachers and Students
Flocabulary artists travel the world delivering interactive workshops to students and teachers. Curricular workshops place an emphasis on creativity, critical thinking and performance, and these workshops are guaranteed to be a major hit for student assemblies, class sessions and in-service days. Motivational workshops with working artists and teachers are a great way to inspire your student body or faculty. Each workshop can be customized for any grade level (K-12) or professional development setting. For more information or to book a workshop, please contact us at 718.852.0105.
Staff Training: Get the Most Out of Your Flocabulary PurchaseTraining is an essential part of every Flocabulary purchase. Our training will get your staff excited about using Flocabulary, and provide them with the knowledge and education strategies necessary to successfully implement the program. Educators are introduced to key research topics and taught how to utilize and manage the materials effectively. An emphasis is placed on modeling a sample lesson and making sure teachers are comfortable with all aspects of the program. There is also a brief introduction to bonus activities such as writing and performance. Two-Hour Live Session: $1,500. Full-Day Live: $2,000.
Thirty-Minute Webex: $300. One-Hour Webex: $400.
Hip-Hop in the Classroom: Engagement Strategies for the 21st-Century StudentOur highly engaging educational professional development sessions are all about giving your teachers new techniques and new energy. Your staff will come away from the session with specific, proven methods for motivating their students and increasing achievement. The Flocabulary concept is introduced with a focus on cutting-edge research and a discussion about using popular culture to bring the curriculum to life for struggling students. In addition, participants will be exposed to exciting lesson plans that they can take back to the classroom and implement immediately. This fun, interactive workshop culminates with a brief writing lesson in which teachers have the opportunity to write and perform short academic raps. This session can be tailored to all academic subjects and is always a big hit with teachers. Two-Hour Session Rate: $1,500. Full-Day Rate: $2,000.
Dr. Samuel Betances: Strategies for educating and graduating students with untapped potentialDr. Betances is a highly sought-after motivational speaker with a compelling story to share. After growing up on welfare, he went from dropping out of school to earning two graduate degrees at Harvard University and working for the U.S. Office of Education. His uplifting workshops, keynotes and presentations are entertaining, grounded in research literature and delivered as standing-ovation-quality teaching/learning events. Dr. Betances is a bilingual, bicultural, and biracial champion of school reform that gets students from poverty to the professions though education. Rate: $5,000*
Spectac: Life through musicMervin Spectac Jenkins has an amazing story to tell. An almost-famous rapper who found himself heading down a dangerous path, Mervin used music and common sense to turn his life around. He has since worked as a teacher, a middle school principal and an assistant director for AVID. Mervin's motivational workshop and performance are excellent ways to help teachers understand at-risk youth and develop strategies to teach and inspire them. Rate: $2,500*
Beyond the Classroom: Improving teacher effectiveness and student progressDr. Carl Robinson and Dr. Rashid Shabazz draw on their significant experience as K12 educators and principals to provide innovative solutions for today's complex educational improvement challenges. Key topics include culturally relevant pedagogy, effective student engagement, school-wide and classroom-based management and Professional Learning Communities. Rate: $2,500*
Alan Sitomer: Better to light a candle than curse the darknessThis interactive presentation emphasizes the tools educators can use to engage reluctant readers and writers while meeting the academic mandates of a standards-based, rigorous curriculum. Alan Sitomer, an inner-city educator, author of multiple books and California Teacher of the Year, will inspire your staff and show them cutting-edge tools, resources and techniques. Rate: $3,500*
Intro to FlocabularyFlocabulary artists will introduce the concept of learning through hip-hop and then perform several songs. This session is an ideal way to introduce your students to Flocabulary after a purchase. Designed for a short assembly format, this session is primarily performance-based, and Flocabulary artists can perform songs from the materials that the students will be using. A portion of this session is also devoted to motivating students and encouraging them to think critically in and out of the classroom. Two 45-Minute Sessions Rate: $1,500. Full-Day Rate: $2,000.
The Flocabulary Writing WorkshopThis session gets students writing their own academic raps. After making a connection between hip-hop lyrics and classical poetry, students will have the opportunity to write their own Flocabulary-style lyrics that feature academic standards. While this session focuses heavily on writing, it can be adapted to any subject and supports the idea of writing across the curriculum. The culminating event is a performance of the students work. One 90-Minute Session Rate: $1,500. Full-Day Rate: $2,000.
Lit Hop with Baba BrinkmanAn acclaimed scholar, performer and rapper, Baba Brinkman brings his unique energy and talent to schools worldwide. He offers two programs: "The Rap Canterbury Tales" and a rhyme-writing workshop. The Rap Canterbury Tales is a clever, entertaining, and utterly hilarious one-man adaptation of Chaucer's medieval masterpiece. The presentation includes a discussion of Chaucer's narrative techniques and poetic form in The Canterbury Tales compared to the narrative techniques and practices of contemporary hip-hop culture, followed by a Canterbury Tales rap performance. The rhyme-writing workshop teaches participants the basics of hip-hop rhyme and rhythm technique, using familiar examples from hip-hop songs to illustrate various styles. These techniques are then put into practice in a hands-on writing exercise, motivating participants to compose raps of their own and experiment with lyrical wordplay. Rate: $1,500 for each 90-minute workshop.
Hip-Hop: A Musical Culture with M.C. K-SwiftM.C. K-Swift is the program co-director of Art Starts One Mic as well as a hip-hop artist and an educator who has been recording and performing since 1994. Using hip-hop music and cultural history as a springboard, participants in K-Swift's session will explore their own histories and creativity. This workshop delves into the inner workings of rap as a poetic form as well as the cultural contexts that inform the genre. By reaching back through the history of African American music, participants will enrich their writing and performance while exploring soulful manifestations of poetry and song. The parameters of rap will be pushed to new boundaries, and students will be encouraged to approach this art form with a creative and critical mindset. One 90-Minute Session Rate: $1,500. Full-Day Rate: $2,000
Rates above do not include travel expenses.
*These rates are for a day of PD, which can comprise a reasonable combination of sessions of various lengths.