UAP Hosts SXSWedu NYC Meet Up

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Urban Arts Partnership and SXSWedu are teaming up to host a meet up for the New York City education technology community at Civic Hall on June 23.

As a follow up to the popular session “Can Hip Hop Save Us?” from the SXSWedu festival in March 2016, this event will explore New York City’s vibrant youth culture and ask how technology can be used to create culturally relevant learning experiences for the city’s students.

Widely-accessible digital learning tools make it possible for educators to create interactive learning environments that bring together academic content, technology and the arts to engage students and increase academic achievement. As New York City’s largest arts education organization and a leader in culturally responsive approaches to education, Urban Arts Partnership is pioneering a new way of blending youth culture and hip hop music with digital learning tools to transform teaching and learning in New York City’s most under-resourced schools.

The event will bring together educators, learners, artists and entrepreneurs for a networking reception and panel discussion. Designed to bring highlights of the SXSWedu festival to New York City, the event program includes a panel discussion, performance, and demo featuring Urban Arts Partnership’s Fresh Education program. Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in a demo of the Holladeck, a blended learning environment in which students explore academic content through original hip-hop music, karaoke, augmented reality, game play, coding and physical computing.

SXSWedu Meet Up and Panel Discussion with Urban Arts Partnership will take place at Civic Hall at 156 Fifth Avenue on Thursday, June 23 at 6:30pm. More information is available via Eventbrite.